This summer I will be volunteering with a childcare program in Muizenberg, South Africa for three weeks. While I am volunteering my top priority will be providing care and education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. On this project I will be placed in day care centers attended by children from poor backgrounds and broken homes. Some of the children have lost their parents to crime, alcohol or drug abuse, and HIV/ AIDS, forcing them to live with their relatives or neighbors, who often do not have the means to take proper care of them. In addition to teaching and caring for these children, I will also be involved in organizing games and activities, and helping with general duties of the center, including cooking and feeding the children.