In choosing this project, volunteers will be making a commitment to work with some of the most impoverished communities in the area, with the end goal of improving both the educational levels of the students as well as stressing the importance and value of a good education.
Volunteers at this project will be working in one of six different schools in the area. These schools educate extremely under-served populations of children, including orphans and especially vulnerable kids.
Volunteer roles may fall under any one of the following initiatives:
Teaching assistance: volunteers will be assigned to a class in one of Livingstone's six community schools for orphaned and at-risk youth. They will be working with the classroom teacher to identify how to better reach individual students. Their work will give children the opportunity for one-on-one attention in the classroom, one that does not present itself often in the schools' big classes, and can make a lasting impact on children who would otherwise be falling behind.
Group work: volunteers will remove a small group of children who are struggling from class and will work with them in a smaller and slower-pace environment with more individual attention.
Marking tests and assignments: volunteers will assist the teachers to decrease their workload by grading and marking the children's assignments and tests.
Revision classes: volunteers will lead small groups through a repetition of a previous lesson to make sure nobody has fallen behind and to secure that each child has multiple opportunities and settings in which to learn the information.
In addition to the teaching work, volunteers will participate in a number of other after-school initiatives. These include building, painting, and refurbishing schools and clinics in the area; reading, art, and adult literacy clubs; work at senior living homes and home based health care; and farming.
- Accommodations in shared lodge rooms for the duration of your stay are provided
- 3 meals a day provided
- Airport transfers both way (upon arrival and departure)
- Explore the natural beauty of Zambia and all it has to offer
- Meet locals and like-minded volunteers from around the world on this adventure of a lifetime!
- Minimum age 17 years old
- Good level of English
- Motivation to work with children
- Police background check
For more information and to apply visit our Zambia: Livingstone Community Teaching page.