Should you be rushing overseas when so much is available right here in South Africa?
by Neville Beard
 
School is either over or coming to an end soon – what are you going to do before studying? I mean, you’ve had older friends come back from ‘gap years’, telling you what an awesome experience it was, and how you really need to do the same as them – go overseas, work to earn your keep, save, and then blow it all on a holiday you’ll never forget. Or an older relative or acquaintance is back from working with dolphins in Australia and you think that sounds really cool. You’ve also heard of projects where you can work with children or older folk in communities that have few resources, and who welcome the skills and energy that you could bring as a volunteer, helping to make the world a little better, one day at a time.