Mellon Educate Building Blitz 2022

Pre Departure Information

12th – 19th November 2022

Yomelela and Injongo Primary Schools in Khayelitsha, Cape Town

A Mellon Educate ‘Building Blitz’ will change your life. More importantly, it will change the lives of thousands of impoverished children who desperately need your help. It is a one-week opportunity of a lifetime to meet people just like you – people from all walks of life who want to make a difference. Here are a few things to keep you need to know before travelling to South Africa.

Don’t Forget

*Buy your safety boots and wear them before the blitz

*Your reusable water bottle

*10 Antigen Tests as they are not readily available in Cape Town

*Wrap around sunglasses are essential

*Strongly advise wearing long trousers

*Bring your own work gloves (and a pair for a friend!)

Building Blitz 2022 Rough Guide

Health and Safety Manual

Travel and Medical Checklist

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After The Blitz

Mellon Educate works all year around helping provide better standards of education for children in Africa. Find out more about what we do after the blitz.