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Special Needs Education, Livingstone Zambia

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minimum stay2 Weeks

destinationZambia

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Child & Orphan Care

Teaching & Education

Many children living in poverty, with special needs, require assistance in learning, development and just having fun. Located in the magnificent adventure capital of Africa, changing a life has never been more fun – join us and make a difference!

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Livingstone Day Cheshire Homes is a non-governmental institution supporting a number of children with various disabilities. The home has over 150 children registered, of which 26 attend school there each day, some are sponsored by the home to attend local schools and others are assisted through home care and alternative means.

With limited classroom space, limited finances, and scarce resources, the home is in a position of major challenges. Volunteer assistance is highly valued, particularly qualified teaching volunteers to assist in the children’s education. A double classroom is being used for teaching and physiotherapy sessions for community children and youth between the ages of 1 and 25 years.

Volunteering in Zambia will assist this home to reach more children in the community. This volunteer program in Livingstone includes teaching activities of daily living, supporting children with disabilities who have schooling requirements and a feeding program. Voluntary teachers are needed to work alongside the staff to reach the needs of this diverse age group of children.

In this volunteer program you are encouraged to introduce fresh new ideas like planning art sessions, and creating games and exercises. As the need is great, the program also extends to other volunteer community projects where you will assist in building, farming, sports coaching, art & reading clubs as well as at the old age home.

Volunteer opportunities in Africa are diverse and allow you to be immersed into a new culture, meet new people and explore a magnificent setting full of new adventures.

project pricing
2 Weeks: USD 1132 GBP 647 EUR 841
3 Weeks: USD 1437 GBP 821 EUR 1068
4 Weeks: USD 1742 GBP 995 EUR 1294
5 Weeks: USD 2003 GBP 1145 EUR 1488
6 Weeks: USD 2264 GBP 1294 EUR 1682
7 Weeks: USD 2525 GBP 1443 EUR 1876
8 Weeks: USD 2786 GBP 1592 EUR 2070
9 Weeks: USD 3048 GBP 1742 EUR 2264
10 Weeks: USD 3309 GBP 1891 EUR 2458
11 Weeks: USD 3570 GBP 2040 EUR 2652
12 Weeks: USD 3831 GBP 2189 EUR 2846

Please note a longer placement may be possible - kindly send through an enquiry for more information.

project start date

This project starts every week on a Monday.

Although your volunteer work will largely be focused on special needs education you will also spend afternoons helping the local community in various other projects.

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Special Needs Education

Your volunteer work at the Cheshire Home will include teaching the children and giving them one on one attention. You will do art projects, play games and do some fun exercises with them. You may also need to help in meal preparation and feeding as help is needed.

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Building and Farming

To assist the development of very limited educational facilities and set up sustainable farming programs you may have to do get your hands dirty with some hard labour. This might include mixing cement, making and laying bricks, laying concrete floors, plastering walls, and painting.

On the farming side, volunteers sometimes lend a helping hand preparing farming land, planting seeds, watering, weeding and harvesting, all while soaking up the warm African sun.

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Afterschool, Reading, Literacy & Art Clubs

After-school programs help a great deal in the development of children; in their motor skills, reading, literacy and creative development. Part of your volunteer work will include teaching children the alphabet, phonics, spelling, pronunciation and general reading and comprehension skills.

You will also conduct and develop outdoor games and art projects and just have some fun interacting with the kids. Improving adult literacy subsequently improves chances of employment. You will get a unique volunteer opportunity to gain first hand insight into a different culture and to make new friends from the community by facilitating structured lesson plans and tests in the adult literacy course.

A certificate is issued to students upon successful completion of the course.

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Maramba Old People’s Home (MOPH)

This project is your opportunity to do great charity work in Africa caring for the elderly and destitute. As a volunteer you will engage the residents in games, reading and physical activities, providing them with much needed stimulation and improving the living conditions for the residents.

Things to do with your spare time
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Group Activities

As a volunteer group you will enjoy many evenings together having barbeques, Monday movie nights and playing volleyball and football with the locals.

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Local Fun

As you will be located right near the centre of town you will be able to enjoy the bustling night life with its variety of interesting restaurants and bars.

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Nature at its Best

Livingstone offers some of the most spectacular natural sites to see, from the breathe-taking Victoria Falls to the Zambezi River and African wildlife Big 5. You can go on various safaris in one of the many National Parks in the areas or even safari by elephant back or canoe. For those more adventurous souls there are day trips to include bungee jumping, river rafting and zip-lining.

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Crossing the Border

You will be close to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia, each country offering a new taste of African adventure activities, cultures and landscapes. You should easily be able to take a trip to explore more of Africa in any of these locations.

About Livingstone
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Livingstone’s happy and friendly people love welcoming guests to their town. Here you will enjoy the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls – in the adrenaline capital of Africa! Livingstone has a bustling night life or you can just relax at the volunteer base, equipped with a beach bar, swimming pool, and climbing wall. The private volunteer house is located right next to the town centre, within easy reach of major stores and needed amenities as well as loads of great restaurants and bars.

The stunning climate all year round makes for great safari viewing, hiking and adventure activities on the Zambezi such as white water rafting, abseiling and canoe safaris. The very adventurous can also bungee jump, zip line and take a helicopter ride.

Work and travel in Africa will change your life as you are immersed into a new culture, new language and new traditions. You will come to a new appreciation for what you have and fall in love with nature’s magnificent mysteries as you encounter lions, rhino, elephants, giraffe, zebra and witness amazing sunsets.

Cruising along the Zambezi is awe-inspiring and you can enjoy the ride with breakfast, lunch, dinner or a more social ‘booze cruise’.

Feedback from our volunteers
Izabela Forys, UK

I went to Zambia in 2011 for 6 weeks on the Medical Project, loved it so much I decided to go back in 2012 and go on the Disabled Child Care Project. The children are all amazing, some with learning difficulties and some with physical disabilities. The day care centre is great for preparing them for society and life ahead.

I was there for 6 weeks (honestly not long enough) and I will always remember how grateful the children and staff were for me just being there. It was honestly an unforgettable experience that I will treasure for the rest of my life. It’s an eye opener and you will make memories that you will never forget. I just wish I could have stayed longer, Africa is a part of me now and I can't wait to go back!!

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