Type: Working with children,
Organisation: Travellers Worldwide
This project is based in Livingstone town, a quaint but lively area very close to Victoria Falls. You'll have plenty of opportunities to participate in the multitude of activities that surround the Falls, from white-water rafting and canoeing on the magnificent Zambezi River to bungy jumping or game spotting in the Reserve. The school we work with accommodates permanent male orphans. It is very poor and needs as much support from volunteers as possible. Your help will form an important part of the children's educational and social development. Livingstone is a very friendly place and the school is no exception!
Although the school is fairly poor, the enthusiasm of the staff and children is remarkable and they have made every effort to make the school look bright and cheerful.
The school is quite small and incredibly basic - you will feel part of the family immediately! There are approximately 250 pupils at the school and class sizes normally range from about 30-35. The school is also a home to 20 permanent male orphans and the children’s ages range from 7 to 19 years.
They also run a drop-in educational and feeding programme for the local children in the community where they try to provide a 3 meal feeding programme to all the children at the orphanage too.
Most of the children are very shy to speak English and it’s in this area that the help of our volunteers is needed – to give the children to confidence to speak the language. They ask for your support to help push the children’s’ education forward, and to help improve teaching techniques for the existing teachers, where possible.
The children and teachers that we work with in Zambia are are fantastic - you will be greeted with huge smiles and a very warm welcome. Usually the children don't want to let you go and may even resort to clinging on to your legs to stop you from leaving. You are sure to enjoy every minute of your teaching experience!
Suite 2A, Caravelle House
17/19 Goring Road
Telephone 1: +44 1903 502595
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