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As a TEFL student in Livingstone, you will contribute towards community development initiatives by providing opportunities, support, and one-on-one attention that otherwise wouldn’t exist for the communities we work with. By applying for the online TEFL course and undertaking your practicum and teaching internship with us, you’ll teach young children as they start their education journey, work with teenagers who are transitioning into the next stage of their lives, and help adults wanting to improve their employability by enhancing their knowledge of the English language. These TEFL practicum hours also allow you to gain first hand teaching experience with real students in an actual classroom setting.
Please note: This program is only available to those who have booked their online TEFL course through African Impact, or those who have completed the 150 required academic hours for their 170-hour online TEFL course.
Many schools in rural areas of Zambia suffer from a serious shortage of classrooms, educational resources and formally trained teachers. This has led to a ‘hot-seating’ system, where children are not able to attend school full time and can often only come in for either the morning or afternoon session. This, coupled with the harsh reality of poverty and parents’ inability to pay school fees, means many children do not complete their primary education.
However, children in Zambia are extremely eager to learn and local teachers need all the help they can get in the classroom to ensure that each child in their care receives the quality education they deserve. This TEFL practicum program supports local teachers in primary schools and provides a host of additional educational activities for rural village children that contributes to brighter futures for them and their families.
You’ll be staying in a private African Impact house within the popular and welcoming Victoria Falls Backpackers Zambia. You will have access to a lovely swimming pool, lounge, BBQ and bar area. Your accommodation is a 5 minute walk away from Livingstone’s town center and just a stone’s throw away from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls. The region is known as the ‘Adventure Capital of Africa’, so prepare for a lot of fun in your downtime.
Nicknamed “the school with a view” thanks to its location overlooking the Victoria Falls, Mwandi Community School began as a few chairs and a chalk board under a tree. Over the years, through the hard work and dedication of the school’s teaching staff and with the support and involvement of the local community, the school is now able to accommodate learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7. Some of the many initiatives we facilitate at the school include sports programs, art, health and maths clubs.
This school is situated in one of the most impoverished communities in Livingstone. Originally run from a small house, the school can accommodate learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7. Due to the negative consequences of the social and economic state of this community, we discovered that the literacy level from this school was, on average, 20% lower than that of other community schools. Through fundraising and volunteer initiatives, African Impact and the African Impact Foundation were able to build an extra classroom and perimeter fence to provide a safe, secure and spacious educational environment free from vandalism, theft and the need for ‘hot seating’. Therefore, we are focusing great attention on building our relationship with this school and our attempts to improve the students’ English skills through initiatives like the reading club.