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Girls are a powerful force for change in Africa - investing in adolescent girls is essential to reducing poverty, improving health and encouraging future economic growth. The Girl Impact initiative aims to provide opportunities for adolescent girls through guiding and supporting them in their education, and providing knowledge about health, safety, early pregnancy, making a living, and confidence in self.

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As a volunteer, you’ll get to:

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of adolescent girls - giving them skills, support and inspiration
  • Get an opportunity to work in maternal health, with a focus on puberty
  • Work within schools and be part of a program that sees direct measureable results
  • Be involved and help lead open discussion to help change attitudes
  • Encourage business skills and income generation
  • Be part of a Youth Clinic and Anti Bullying workshop
  • Immerse yourself in local Zambian culture
  • Make friends for life with other international volunteers on the program
  • Visit the majestic Victoria Falls - also known as “the smoke that thunders” - and enjoy some of the amazing tourist activities that Livingstone has to offer
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Gender Equality
Destination Destination
Zambia
Priced From Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1394| AU$ 1492|
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Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1394| AU$ 1492|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 weeks USD 1394 GBP 777 EUR 1004 AUD 1492
3 weeks USD 1770 GBP 986 EUR 1275 AUD 1893
4 weeks USD 2145 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2295
5 weeks USD 2713 GBP 1512 EUR 1954 AUD 2903
6 weeks USD 3067 GBP 1709 EUR 2209 AUD 3282
7 weeks USD 3421 GBP 1906 EUR 2464 AUD 3661
8 weeks USD 3775 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 4039
9 weeks USD 4129 GBP 2300 EUR 2974 AUD 4418
10 weeks USD 4483 GBP 2498 EUR 3229 AUD 4797
11 weeks USD 4837 GBP 2695 EUR 3484 AUD 5175
12 weeks USD 5191 GBP 2892 EUR 3739 AUD 5554

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply this year’s prices on enquiry.

Project Start Dates

This project starts every week on a Monday. (Project starts 18th January 2016. Last start date 18th November 2016.)

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

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Work & Impacts

Missing

Volunteer Impacts

EDUCATION : 

Give more girls access to education so they stay in school longer and have a better chance to make a living. Volunteers will run Career and Goal Setting workshops and will also assist with marking tests, homework, or simple class exercises.

HEALTH:

Educate girls and boys about relevant health risks and prevention and provide support for those who are living with health issues.Volunteers will work with local partners, schools and clinics to meet with our girls to provide the latest information on health safety and education.  Together we want our girls to know their bodies and the importance of living a healthy life. 


EARLY PREGNANCY:

Educate girls and boys to help avoid unwanted pregnancy and support girls who are dealing with teenage pregnancy and motherhood. Working with local clinics and schools, volunteers will help educate our girls on the importance of healthy relationships and practicing safe sex.

SAFETY:

Change attitudes on the issue of violence against girls and support girls who have been affected by violence. Working with organizations who specialize in education on Gender based violence, we will host workshops and activities that would be aimed at boys and girls on this important topic.  We will also host workshops for teachers so they can learn how to handle behavior including bullying and rape.

MAKING A LIVING:

Prepare girls to make a living as they get older by discussing their options, teaching skills and supporting their efforts. Volunteers will run entrepreneur training and educate girls on how to start and run a successful business from the ground up. We will use older men and women to help with these skills training and act as mentors for our younger girls.

CONFIDENCE IN SELF:

Building up girls self-esteem and confidence, so they can take more responsibility for their future. Girl Talk is an after school drop-in club and safe place for girls to come together to make friends, learn, and support each other.  This will be a place where we can bring in guest speakers to discuss all things that relate to being a girl and woman in Zambia.

INVOLVING BOYS:

 One of the important focuses of this project will be including and educating boys and young men about gender inequality.  They are an integral part of shaping society’s beliefs and attitudes towards women, so they will be included in some of our workshops and discussions.  We will also offer courses specifically curated for them.    

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Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Get involved in group activities

Get Involved in Group Activities

During your stay at your “home” in Livingstone, the Livingstone Backpackers, you have the opportunity to play volleyball with the locals, explore the variety of restaurants and bars in town, have a “movie under the stars night”, and braai with your group of new friends.

Go on safari

Go On Safari

Livingstone, Zambia is safari country. Here, you can spot a whole lot of wildlife, do rhino bushwalks and get up close and personal on an elephant-back safari.

Experience vic falls  zambezi adventures

Experience Vic Falls & Zambezi Adventures

Livingstone is your ticket to adventure. Take advantage of your proximity to the great and mighty Victoria Falls as well as the other adventures the Zambezi has to offer. Zambezi boat cruises, river safaris, river fishing safaris and canoe trips are all ways in which you can encounter these great waters. You can also ride quad bike trails or view the scenery from the air in a microlight or helicopter.

Enjoy cultural tours  markets

Enjoy Cultural Tours & Markets

Although you will be spending time in the community you will also be able to embark on a cultural tour to a local African village, giving you further insight into another way of life. You can also shop at some of the many markets and stock up on locally hand-made goods for your loved ones back home.

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About Livingstone

About livingstone

About the Destination

Livingstone, Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.”  Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls - Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors.  Whether you bungee jump, swim in the 'Devil’s Pool', feed some crocodiles, white water raft down the mighty Zambezi or just enjoy a breath-taking sunset, you will experience things that only Livingstone can offer!  Don’t worry, you will certainly not miss out on wildlife. There are many national parks where you can observe lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, elephant and giraffes and often, we spot some of these animals along the road on our way to project!

As Livingstone volunteer, you will be fully immersed in the rural community every day. Your mornings are focused on the project you select - medical, sports, teaching, environment, gender empowerment or building.  What makes being a Livingstone community volunteer so unique and different than any other project is that you are able to experience so many different activities because every afternoon is different.  You will join in a variety of activities that help uplift the community including After School Club, Reading Club, Math Club, Art Club, Maramba Old People’s Home, Linda Farm, Adult Literacy Club, Life Skills workshops and more!  This gives you a well-rounded experience and exposes you to all parts of the community.  

You’ll be staying in a private volunteer house within the popular and welcoming Livingstone Backpackers.  You will have access to a lovely swimming pool, hot tub, lounge and bar area and if that wasn’t enough, a full climbing wall as well!  Your accommodation is a 5 minute walk away from Livingstone's town center, which has many stores and a great selection of bars and restaurants.  You won’t want to leave your “new home” as the staff will become your new family!  

 Come join us in this special place that will fill your heart with compassion and love.  We look forward to welcoming you!

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Feedback from our volunteers

Steff – UK

"I made a lot of lifelong friends and amazing memories. I fell in love with Zambia and I know I will come back. The feeling when one of your students with the worst handwriting in the class learns to write between the lines or seeing the girls I taught singing Christmas Carols so confidently is incredibly fulfilling. This experience has made me realise I definitely want to continue teaching at home."

Eileen – Switzerland

"There are so many highlights. For me, every Wednesday was a highlight at Linda school Math Club. One day, we went to a beautiful place to see the sunset. That was amazing. Another highlight is reading club at Linda. I arrived in February and I did the final test with grade 3 last week. It was great to see how much the children learned. They all did so well. There are weekend highlights like Chobe, brunch, and Bovu Island."

Marissa

"Volunteering abroad was an amazing life changing experience that opened up my eyes to other parts of the world. Don't be discouraged if you don't have any teaching experience. I didn't either and I was able to catch on quickly with some help from the on-site staff and other volunteers. I volunteered for just 2 weeks and was able to meet tons of lifelong friends from all over the world. The people in Livingstone were so friendly and welcoming, and it is a joy to work with the kids and see how eager they are to learn."

Stew Rose

"Working with African Impact was the most profound and fruitful experience of my entire life. I advise any potential volunteers to embrace the culture and keep an open mind in order to learn more about yourself and the world around you through the experience of giving. Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to build relationships with so many wonderful people from all ages and walks of life in the beautiful community of Livingstone!"

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Brochures

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Quarter 3 Achievements and Statistics

July - September Newsletter!

Meet the People

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Girl Empowerment - Victoria Falls, Zambia

Livingstone, Zambia

how would you like us to contact you?
via phone
Full Name*
Email*
Phone Number
*Required
start a live chat instead

Girls are a powerful force for change in Africa - investing in adolescent girls is essential to reducing poverty, improving health and encouraging future economic growth. The Girl Impact initiative aims to provide opportunities for adolescent girls through guiding and supporting them in their education, and providing knowledge about health, safety, early pregnancy, making a living, and confidence in self.

P9286294   edit

As a volunteer, you’ll get to:

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of adolescent girls - giving them skills, support and inspiration
  • Get an opportunity to work in maternal health, with a focus on puberty
  • Work within schools and be part of a program that sees direct measureable results
  • Be involved and help lead open discussion to help change attitudes
  • Encourage business skills and income generation
  • Be part of a Youth Clinic and Anti Bullying workshop
  • Immerse yourself in local Zambian culture
  • Make friends for life with other international volunteers on the program
  • Visit the majestic Victoria Falls - also known as “the smoke that thunders” - and enjoy some of the amazing tourist activities that Livingstone has to offer
Quick Facts Quick Facts
Minimum Stay 2 Weeks
Impacts Gender Equality
Destination Destination
Zambia
Priced From Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1394| AU$ 1492|
Back to Top

Dates & rates

Priced From
£ 777| € 1004| US$ 1394| AU$ 1492|

Detailed Project Pricing
2 weeks USD 1394 GBP 777 EUR 1004 AUD 1492
3 weeks USD 1770 GBP 986 EUR 1275 AUD 1893
4 weeks USD 2145 GBP 1195 EUR 1545 AUD 2295
5 weeks USD 2713 GBP 1512 EUR 1954 AUD 2903
6 weeks USD 3067 GBP 1709 EUR 2209 AUD 3282
7 weeks USD 3421 GBP 1906 EUR 2464 AUD 3661
8 weeks USD 3775 GBP 2103 EUR 2719 AUD 4039
9 weeks USD 4129 GBP 2300 EUR 2974 AUD 4418
10 weeks USD 4483 GBP 2498 EUR 3229 AUD 4797
11 weeks USD 4837 GBP 2695 EUR 3484 AUD 5175
12 weeks USD 5191 GBP 2892 EUR 3739 AUD 5554

Please note that there is still availability for 2016. One of our Destination Managers will be happy to supply this year’s prices on enquiry.

Project Start Dates

This project starts every week on a Monday. (Project starts 18th January 2016. Last start date 18th November 2016.)

Our Prices Include:

  • All airport collection and returns. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you
  • All accommodation and food, including 3 meals a day
  • 24 hour support on every project and at the volunteer accommodation by onsite staff
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water

Our Prices Exclude:

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Weekend trips and other non-project activities
  • Alcohol. Please note this is not allowed during day time activities
  • Laundry

How your Volunteer Fee is Used:

Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.

African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.

Back to Top

Work & Impacts

Missing

Volunteer Impacts

EDUCATION : 

Give more girls access to education so they stay in school longer and have a better chance to make a living. Volunteers will run Career and Goal Setting workshops and will also assist with marking tests, homework, or simple class exercises.

HEALTH:

Educate girls and boys about relevant health risks and prevention and provide support for those who are living with health issues.Volunteers will work with local partners, schools and clinics to meet with our girls to provide the latest information on health safety and education.  Together we want our girls to know their bodies and the importance of living a healthy life. 


EARLY PREGNANCY:

Educate girls and boys to help avoid unwanted pregnancy and support girls who are dealing with teenage pregnancy and motherhood. Working with local clinics and schools, volunteers will help educate our girls on the importance of healthy relationships and practicing safe sex.

SAFETY:

Change attitudes on the issue of violence against girls and support girls who have been affected by violence. Working with organizations who specialize in education on Gender based violence, we will host workshops and activities that would be aimed at boys and girls on this important topic.  We will also host workshops for teachers so they can learn how to handle behavior including bullying and rape.

MAKING A LIVING:

Prepare girls to make a living as they get older by discussing their options, teaching skills and supporting their efforts. Volunteers will run entrepreneur training and educate girls on how to start and run a successful business from the ground up. We will use older men and women to help with these skills training and act as mentors for our younger girls.

CONFIDENCE IN SELF:

Building up girls self-esteem and confidence, so they can take more responsibility for their future. Girl Talk is an after school drop-in club and safe place for girls to come together to make friends, learn, and support each other.  This will be a place where we can bring in guest speakers to discuss all things that relate to being a girl and woman in Zambia.

INVOLVING BOYS:

 One of the important focuses of this project will be including and educating boys and young men about gender inequality.  They are an integral part of shaping society’s beliefs and attitudes towards women, so they will be included in some of our workshops and discussions.  We will also offer courses specifically curated for them.    

Back to Top

Fun & Travel

Things to do in your spare time

Get involved in group activities

Get Involved in Group Activities

During your stay at your “home” in Livingstone, the Livingstone Backpackers, you have the opportunity to play volleyball with the locals, explore the variety of restaurants and bars in town, have a “movie under the stars night”, and braai with your group of new friends.

Go on safari

Go On Safari

Livingstone, Zambia is safari country. Here, you can spot a whole lot of wildlife, do rhino bushwalks and get up close and personal on an elephant-back safari.

Experience vic falls  zambezi adventures

Experience Vic Falls & Zambezi Adventures

Livingstone is your ticket to adventure. Take advantage of your proximity to the great and mighty Victoria Falls as well as the other adventures the Zambezi has to offer. Zambezi boat cruises, river safaris, river fishing safaris and canoe trips are all ways in which you can encounter these great waters. You can also ride quad bike trails or view the scenery from the air in a microlight or helicopter.

Enjoy cultural tours  markets

Enjoy Cultural Tours & Markets

Although you will be spending time in the community you will also be able to embark on a cultural tour to a local African village, giving you further insight into another way of life. You can also shop at some of the many markets and stock up on locally hand-made goods for your loved ones back home.

Back to Top

About Livingstone

About livingstone

About the Destination

Livingstone, Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.”  Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls - Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors.  Whether you bungee jump, swim in the 'Devil’s Pool', feed some crocodiles, white water raft down the mighty Zambezi or just enjoy a breath-taking sunset, you will experience things that only Livingstone can offer!  Don’t worry, you will certainly not miss out on wildlife. There are many national parks where you can observe lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, elephant and giraffes and often, we spot some of these animals along the road on our way to project!

As Livingstone volunteer, you will be fully immersed in the rural community every day. Your mornings are focused on the project you select - medical, sports, teaching, environment, gender empowerment or building.  What makes being a Livingstone community volunteer so unique and different than any other project is that you are able to experience so many different activities because every afternoon is different.  You will join in a variety of activities that help uplift the community including After School Club, Reading Club, Math Club, Art Club, Maramba Old People’s Home, Linda Farm, Adult Literacy Club, Life Skills workshops and more!  This gives you a well-rounded experience and exposes you to all parts of the community.  

You’ll be staying in a private volunteer house within the popular and welcoming Livingstone Backpackers.  You will have access to a lovely swimming pool, hot tub, lounge and bar area and if that wasn’t enough, a full climbing wall as well!  Your accommodation is a 5 minute walk away from Livingstone's town center, which has many stores and a great selection of bars and restaurants.  You won’t want to leave your “new home” as the staff will become your new family!  

 Come join us in this special place that will fill your heart with compassion and love.  We look forward to welcoming you!

Back to Top

Feedback from our volunteers

Steff – UK

"I made a lot of lifelong friends and amazing memories. I fell in love with Zambia and I know I will come back. The feeling when one of your students with the worst handwriting in the class learns to write between the lines or seeing the girls I taught singing Christmas Carols so confidently is incredibly fulfilling. This experience has made me realise I definitely want to continue teaching at home."

Eileen – Switzerland

"There are so many highlights. For me, every Wednesday was a highlight at Linda school Math Club. One day, we went to a beautiful place to see the sunset. That was amazing. Another highlight is reading club at Linda. I arrived in February and I did the final test with grade 3 last week. It was great to see how much the children learned. They all did so well. There are weekend highlights like Chobe, brunch, and Bovu Island."

Marissa

"Volunteering abroad was an amazing life changing experience that opened up my eyes to other parts of the world. Don't be discouraged if you don't have any teaching experience. I didn't either and I was able to catch on quickly with some help from the on-site staff and other volunteers. I volunteered for just 2 weeks and was able to meet tons of lifelong friends from all over the world. The people in Livingstone were so friendly and welcoming, and it is a joy to work with the kids and see how eager they are to learn."

Stew Rose

"Working with African Impact was the most profound and fruitful experience of my entire life. I advise any potential volunteers to embrace the culture and keep an open mind in order to learn more about yourself and the world around you through the experience of giving. Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to build relationships with so many wonderful people from all ages and walks of life in the beautiful community of Livingstone!"

Back to Top

Brochures

Project Brochure

Quarter 3 Achievements and Statistics

July - September Newsletter!

Meet the People

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