Experience African lifestyle and help in our community school in Livingstone, Zambia



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    Our school was established in 2018 by a couple named Cynthia and Kalaluka Silumba. The school is based in Katombora area in Livingstone town in Zambia. The school is 45 kms from Livingstone town along Nakatindi/Kazungula road. The genesis of the school was propelled by the realization that children had no access to basic education due to unavailability of schools . We also felt the need to provide the little children with the fundamental education given the premise that most of them come from poor families who can not afford a descent education in private and public schools. The school is currently conducting its business on a single school block with two class room and single thatched entity. Often times children will be regulated to take morning and afternoon class because of the shortage of learning space. There is need to modernize the school , build more learning class rooms, outsource more help in terms of Volunteer teachers, Counselors, Sports coaches ,educators and financing for teachers salaries and daily school administration.

    Volunteers will never be asked to do any other work which they have not opted to volunteer on or requested to participate in any work program of the school out of their will.

    The school has a employment complement of 9 people ( 7 teachers and 2 security guards) ..

    The motto of the school is : Perseverance shall win through.

    The Vision of the school is: For each child to develop a curiosity of learning , discover their interest and grow in their love for learning.

    Mission: We believe that a happy child is a successful one. We are committed to providing safe and stimulating environment for children to learn.

    Our focus is to provide a simulating early learning and child care experience which promotes each child's social, emotional , physical and cognitive development.

    The school has a current enrollment of 102 children ( 68 girls and 44 boys) . The school enrolls baby class, middle class and reception class. The demand base is increasing by day but the school is currently in no position to fully sustain its daily operation hence we are advocating for assistance from the volunteer world in the following needy areas like:
    - Volunteer Teachers

    The school provided accommodation for volunteers within the school and basic meals during working hours. The school is a non profit entity that has no source of financing other than through donors and well wishers.


    To sustain its daily operations , the school runs a farm and Poultry project whose products help supplement the school feeding programs and purchase learning accessories .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The travelers will be indulged in our African style living in Zambia.,They will learn everything there is to learn about our African culture and tradition. Since the school is situated in the Tourist Capital of Zambia, volunteer will be given privileged rights to access all the available tourist attractions.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The school requires volunteer teachers and volunteer sports teachers. Since the school has no defined financial background to pay teachers and all those that do the daily administration, we are looking for volunteer help in all teaching areas.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The school provide tented accommodation and rooms enshrined with an African decorum. The helper can choose to either stay in tents or in a modern building. The options is available for helpers.

    Volunteers will be provided with free food according to the school menu of the day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers will be assisted to visit all the available tourist attraction around Livingstone Town like visiting the Victoria Falls. They can also get involved in village programs as they so desire.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large garden space around the school.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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