I first came across Tenteleni in my Fresher’s Fair back in 2012. Unlike the other summer volunteer programmes available, it stood out to be precisely because it didn’t make an effort to ‘sell itself’. Unlike its neighbouring stalls, representing ‘voluntourism’ … Read More
Who are we?
Tenteleni is a youth-driven, volunteer-run charity that supports the development of young people in the UK and Africa through ethical and affordable volunteering in collaboration with local partners.
What We Offer
We offer young people international volunteering placements in schools and local organisations in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania for 8 weeks during the University summer period.
Tenteleni runs five volunteer projects in South Africa, Kenya and Zanzibar (Tanzania). All provide volunteers the opportunity to volunteer as teaching assistants in schools as well as in other educational settings.
Latest from our blog
“I want you both to feel at home here.” That’s what Lindiwe told me on my first morning in Tekwane South. Throughout our project here in Lekazi, Imogen and I have been staying with Lindiwe Tsinini, an educator at Thembeka … Read More
Our 2016 volunteering project kicks off this weekend with our volunteers heading out to our founding project in South Africa, the Lekazi Project. We caught up with this years volunteer Ben to chat all things project prep from his expectations, … Read More