Construction | Students Travel and Exposure South Africa


Building classrooms, libraries, public facilities, youth centres, sports and recreation facilities as well as renovations.

Programme types: Projects

Avaliable in: Ghana Lesotho Nigeria South Africa Tanzania Togo

Featured Projects: Adafienu Orphanage

Featured Projects: SA Special Needs School


Construction projects are truly important in many areas of Africa. 

These projects include building of classrooms, libraries, youth centres, waterworks and wells, toilet facilities and sports and recreation centres as well as renovation work on existing buildings. Volunteers are needed to help with fixing the windows, doors, plumbing, electricals, concreting the floor, fixing the furniture in the classrooms, painting, art work and landscaping.  Such projects assist those forced to sleep on the streets; help getting clean water to drought stricken communities; address overcrowding and other hindrances to education; and prevent sanitation concerns from spreading disease.

Our programme offers architects and non-architects alike a chance to strengthen their skill set and expand their professional network.Together with donors and volunteers, we make a great impact on the lives of the disadvantaged and transform communities. Volunteers work and live with the people in the community and they quickly get immersed in the culture. The programme also provides an opportunity for the donors to see the empirical evidence of their donations.

Aside from physical activities to aid in constructions, volunteers may be asked assist in directing contractors, supervise other employees on site, assist in buying and transporting building materials to site and project management.

There are a number of specialised projects throughout West Africa that will feature from time to time.  Be sure to check these out if you'd like specific placement.

Apply to STAESA Now

Your application is read thoroughly by your country coordinator. We encourage everyone to apply since our infrastructure can handle many more participants. We want more people to walk away with a great African experience, so we look forward to reading all your applications.

Send an email to with the following elements:

  1. Filled PDF application form
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Résumé

If you have problems saving or reading the PDF file, download and install the latest Adobe Reader. If you are still having problems, please contact us and we can provide you with another method of submitting your application.

If we accept your application, you will be notified via email and will be asked to pay the $75 processing fee as soon as possible to ensure that we can reserve your placement. The deposit is not part of your programme fee. The entire programme fee should be paid before your arrival in Africa. Our preferred method of payment is wire transfer to our bank account in South Africa.