I am a social worker and a community activist who have been involved in a number of social and developmental projects and I have also founded and running a nonprofit organization here in a vulnerable community called Maramba, Livingstone, Zambia. The aim is to empower the vulnerable young people and their families through sport and education.
We are a local non-profit organization working among children, youth and families based in Livingstone, Zambia, Africa, which was initiated to create hope and the future in the lives of young people and their families around the communities in Zambia.
Vision: New Hope and the Future for Young People and Families in Zambia
Motto: Changing People of Zambia to Change the Future of Africa
The Mission Statement: Empowering children, youth and their families with skills, knowledge, educational and talent enhancement opportunities for the upliftment of the community through improved living conditions for a hopeful future and protecting the environment
We are using sport, education and charity work to achieve the goals and to realize the vision of making an impact that will change and decrease the struggles in Africa.
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
You will live with the local people as the volunteer house is within local place where you will live away from the city life in Namatama, Maramba area at Plot N5/24 Namatama Extention, Maramba, Livingstone, Zambia but live with the local people, who would interact with you and rub shoulders with them to learn more about our culture, language Nyanja, Tonga as well as speak with the local people in English as it is the official Language (English) and you can also try our foods such as Nshima with Kapenta, Chibwabwa, Kalembula, you can also taste the local fish from the local river which is the Zambezi where the famous water falls and you have fish such as Tiger fish, Bottle fish, Bream and Babo fish etc.
You will have a great experience interacting with the young people in Maramba - making new friends!
You also have the great opportunity to enjoy nature at its best at Victoria Falls just 12 km. away. Waterfalls, museums, markets, churches, wildlife parks for sightseeing and a lot of other places for free time activities!
When you arrive we will sit down and schedule your day at your request. We are very flexible. Normally, the volunteers will start working at 09:00 to 12:00 in the morning where they will be teaching in some community schools such where you will be teaching Math, English, Art and General Knowledge that making an impact in the lives of the young students through education, songs, drama, arts and so forth.
The volunteers will conduct football/soccer from 15:30 (3:30 pm) up to 17:30 (5:30 pm). Here they will contribute with their sport skills, play with the boys and girls from the age of 7-25 years who are so passionate with football and you can hang our with them if you are not football interest and you find something to do making some teaching in life skills, or general environmental- and health lessons etc.
So we need volunteers who have the passion and experience in sport, teaching, administrative work and community.
English, Njanya, Tonga, Lozi and Bemba
The accommodation is a compound where you will be staying - perhaps with other volunteers. I have my office here as well and you will also be spending time with the ladies working here. At night you will find our security man working his night shift, so there will always be someone around. You will be staying at this big compound with your shared bedroom and bathroom and shared kitchen.
All the activities are free, but as a volunteer you need to pay your accommodation 5 US$/day as our charity have no accommodation but you will be accommodated at local volunteer house at US$ 5 per night and we are not able to provide for free food to volunteers during their stay with us in our programs so you need to provide your food. You will provide your own food, which can be bought at Mbita Market just twenty minutes walk from the compound, and can be storage and prepared in the kitchen. You will prepare your own meals, breakfast at 07:00 to 08:30, lunch at 12.00-15:00, supper around 18:00. What ever suits you - we are very flexible!
If you are looking for bigger shops or internet cafés for blogging, you can grab a local bus for 30 cents which will take you to the city center of Livingstone. By bus it takes 10 minutes, on foot around 30 minutes. In Livingstone you find a lot to do, for example all the activities at Victoria Falls.
The volunteers can enjoy nature with waterfalls and wildlife, spend time in Livingstone; having a cold drink, blogging, shopping, sightseeing, river rafting, bungee jumping etc.
Local transports, mini buses and taxis, are available at a very minimal fee.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
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