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 education, sports and charity work to achieve the goals and to realize the vision of making an impact that will change and decrease the struggles in our vulnerable community around Livingstone mainly in Ngwenya, Maramba and other surrounding areas.
We are running a School that is provide free education to vulnerable children from families that cannot affordable to pay school fees in both government and private schools so we have vulnerable children from most vulnerable communities mainly Ngwenya, Namatama, Zecco, Highlands and Maramba.
We have more than 100 children from the ages of 4- 15 years old from the preschool to grade 1-5 in a small rented house with 3 rooms we have morning and afternoon sessions to meet the needs of their education.
We have 3 local teachers that need assistant volunteeers to assist in teaching and organize some more educational activities durung their stay.
We are also running football team for vulnerable young people to develop talents and keep away from illicit activities in their communities.
We also had been running Skills development opportunities to develop young people and children to address social and development challenges to better their communities so these programs depends on the availabilities of such volunteers and resources to do so thanks.
We endeavour to provide holistic activities and programs aimed at developing communities in Livingstone and surrounding areas
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 Nottie Broadie situated at Plot No. 2421 Off Kafue Road, Nottie Broadie, 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 Nottie Broaddie and 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 08:00 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 interested in sport will conduct football/soccer from 3:30 pm up to 5:30 pm or introduce any other sport of their choice during that time. 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.
We also need volunteeers that also assist to raise funds or materials for our projects in education such as books, teaching materials, tools and funds to support operations of the school pay teachers and staff etc.
We need support with sport equipements for football team such as used balls, jerseys, small funding for our operations for travelling of our team and pay referees etc.
We also need materials for our skills development such as art materials, creative games, leadership training and gender equality and environmental matters etc.
English, Njanya, Tonga, Lozi and Bemba
The accommodation is a compound where you will be staying - perhaps with other volunteers. You will also be spending time with the ladies and local boys staying and working in the house with you to provide local support during your stay with us. 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 rented house with your shared bedrooms with burker beds for same sex male and females in their own room and bathroom and shared kitchen with utensils such as plates, pots and stoves but you buy own food with a basic living room with plastic chairs no TV and we do handwashing for your laundry
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 5-10 minutes walk from the volunteers house, and can be storage both fridge and freezer in the house and prepared in our kitchen. You will prepare your own meals, breakfast at 07:00 am to 07:30 am lunch after 12.00 am and those interested in afternoon teaching session from 1:15 pm -5:00 pm, supper around 6:00 pm 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 30-45 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.
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
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