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Our Projects

About VESA

VESA’s humanitarian and conservation projects aim to provide direct action support to communities in parts of the world overlooked by traditional charities and aid organisations.

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Wildlife Conservation, Community Infrastructure and Village Education Project

Join us on our Africa project and experience vast arid deserts, cultures bursting with colour and energy, and extraordinary wildlife right up close. Volunteer in the communities of Saint Lucia and neighbouring Khula Village, and find yourself right on the outskirts of a UNESCO Heritage Site. Africa is at the very top of any explorer’s bucket list – discover it for yourself.

Project highlights

Build houses, classrooms and bathrooms within Khula Village

Care for wildlife in the local sanctuaries of Simangaliso Wetlands Park and Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park

Participate in education programs in local primary and pre-schools

Go on a tour of a Zulu village

Meet Africa's 'Big Five' wildlife animals face-to-face

Capture and release crocodiles at the Saint Lucia Crocodile Centre

What our volunteers
have achieved


Refurbishing classrooms

One new four-room crèche constructed for sixty children.


Wildlife volunteering

Over twelve thousand hours of hands-on volunteering with Cheetah, Serval, Caracals and African Wildcats.


Volunteering at the local creche

Over thirty-five thousand hours volunteering at the local creche.


New four-room crèche constructed for sixty children.


Hours of hands-on volunteering spent with Cheetah, Serval, Caracals and African Wildcats.


hours spent volunteering at local creche.

Project Location

South Africa

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See what you'll be doing each day on the Africa Unearthed project.

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See what dates are available to volunteer on the Africa Unearthed project.

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Find out how much the Africa Unearthed project costs and what's included.

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