Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown in recent years has led to a quarter of the population seeking refuge in neighbouring countries and has resulted in up to one million internally displaced persons. Disadvantaged communities in and around Victoria Falls, in the West of Zimbabwe, have benefitted greatly from the work of African Impact – its volunteer work in Africa as well as its tourism support in the local community.
Due to poverty and hunger, education came under threat in 2000, and volunteer work opportunities in this area allow you to make a difference in the future of this once thriving nation.
Your opportunity to change lives will come in the form of interacting with and educating orphans and local children, encouraging sustainable development by assisting in the community vegetable gardens, increasing the standard of living by lending a hand in building renovations, helping those living with HIV/AIDS and caring for the elderly.
With the assistance of volunteers in Zimbabwe, the Rose of Charity Orphanage now has a playground, a water tank has been installed in Chinotimba Garden, Monde Primary School has been equipped with furniture and burglar bars and classrooms have had a face-lift with a new coat of paint.
Basic necessities, such as a toilet for Dako Garden, were built; and renovations to the old age home were also made possible. As a volunteer in Africa you not only improve the living conditions of those less fortunate, but you bring love, life and hope. You discover things about yourself, stir up a new sense of appreciation for what you have and encounter a new culture and way of life.
African Impact focuses on responsible volunteering and adheres to a strict set of protocols when working with orphaned and vulnerable children. You can view our Child Protection Policy here [link to responsible volunteering page].