Our school is an educational institution based in Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia, focused on offering affordable education to children in need. We provide classes in English, Mathematics, Chinyanja, Social Sciences, Religious Education, Civics, Biological Sciences, French, Physical Education, and Vocational Skills to children from Preschool to Ninth Grade (that includes the first two years of secondary education in Zambia). Our facilities also include a space for low-income, young mothers to learn and practice their sewing skills, so that they may bring more money to their families.
We welcome teachers in any of our offered subjects, and are particularly interested in hosting Physical Education teachers and French teachers.
Our vision is to create a safe world for every child to learn and grow in – our school motto being “We share because we care.”
Help with Computers / internet
Participate in our traditional exchanges, learning a new language learn different customs from our 72 dialects of Zambia.
We are looking for energetic, open-minded volunteers over the age of 18 who can assist us with teaching. English teachers and native English speakers in particular can be very helpful for our students to learn from. While it can be challenging to dive in and teach upon arrival, your creativity and unique background will bring many benefits to our pupils. We pride ourselves on being flexible in which subjects you teach and how; volunteers who like to take initiative and connect with our students will gain the most out of working here.
We do ask that our volunteers stay with us a minimum of 4 weeks so that they have a good amount of time to connect and share with our students.
Projects we have in mind that we would like people to help with are: training students to use computers and online services, or assisting with drama, writing, or reading.
If you have particular training or knowledge of entrepreneurial skills or sewing skills, they would be most appreciated at our sewing instruction center.
While working with our school you will be hosted at one of our teacher’s houses. The living style in our area is basic, but there will be electricity, water, and a private room provided for you. All other living spaces will be shared, and we hope that volunteers arrive eager to interact, help out, and become friends with their hosts. You will be provided breakfast and dinner with your host, and lunch will also be provided there or at the school with the other teachers.
Throughout the neighborhoods of Lusaka there is occasional load shedding, so the power can be out for two to three hours at times. Charcoal stoves and candles mean that these outages are not too disruptive, but you may find a torch a useful item. Internet access is rare in homes here, but there are internet cafes within walking distance that are affordable to use. If you have any specific accommodation needs, we ask that you let us know before your arrival so that we can assure you will be happy with your arrangement here.
Zambia is a beautiful country with much to see. We are home to the mighty Victoria Falls, multiple national parks with a variety of wildlife, and many game parks and zoos for viewing wild animals. There are often traditional ceremonies held in our community which are wonderful to see. Zambians pride themselves on being a friendly, generous, Christian nation, and we hope to welcome more people from all areas of the world soon.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 hours a day 5 days a week