Mellon Educate Building Blitz 2019

Pre Departure Information


16th – 24th November 2019

Mfuleni Primary and Manzomthombo Secondary School in 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

*Wrap around sunglasses are essential

*Strongly advise wearing long trousers

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

Building Blitz 2019 Rough Guide


Health and Safety Manual


Travel and Medical Checklist


Posting on social media during the blitz? See the

Dochas Guidelines for the use of Social Media in Volunteering

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.