Type: Humanitarian & Community Development ,
Volunteer in Zambia on our sports development project, which believes that sport can be used to teach the community about healthy lifestyles. Working within schools, with sports teams in the community and as part of a wider community outreach, this project provides the social and physical benefits of sport to children who have nothing else in their lives to inspire them and keep them out of trouble. Through connections with the community, the project is also involved with various other activities as they arise, such as building and refurbishment as well as setting up farming initiatives.
Sports and Physical Education is largely neglected due to a lack of trained teachers and little emphasis on it culturally. Volunteers not only help organise and run the sporting activities, but also manage the training of the local football team.
Volunteers primarily spend their time training, guiding and working with soccer teams in Livingstone as well as providing physical education in schools. As part of the project volunteers also train teachers who can continue the work after you have gone. As well as the actual sports training and rule learning, volunteers also hold team-building exercises and teach basic hygiene and health lessons, which are all part of the effort towards healthy living.
In the afternoons, volunteers help out on other community projects including building and refurbishment work, helping to care for the elderly, home based care, adult literacy classes, or children's art clubs.
No specific skills are required, but a lot of energy and enthusiasm is needed to keep up with these energetic youngsters. Your schedule is set by your volunteer coordinator; however, if you have any particular skills you would like to use, the children are always keen to learn new activities. Equipment is very difficult to come by so if you are able to acquire donated sporting equipment, the community will greatly appreciate it.
All projects are self-funded, but include accommodation, food, airport transfer and training. Click to apply and a project advisor will be in touch to discuss price and availability.
The Arches, North Campus Incubator
Telephone 1: 0161 8706212
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