Kids smiling in Zambia
Teaching in Zambia
Bring a smile to the face of Zambian kids

Bring a smile to the face of Zambian kids

Kids in Zambia
Helping the disadvantaged
Help these kids in Livingstone learn language skills

Help these kids in Livingstone learn language skills

Lake Kariba, Zambia
Visit Lake Kariba
Lake Kariba is the world's largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume

Lake Kariba is the world's largest artificial lake and reservoir by volume

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The school has more than 150 children the ages of 7-15 years, from grades 1-7 from the vulnerable communities of Livingstone. You will teach these children with the help of the local teacher working the curriculum in each class.

You will work from 08:00 AM to 12:00 AM from Monday to Friday. You will be an assistant teacher to teach basic subjects such as English, Maths and other creative subjects. You are expected to be flexible and creative to accommodate slow learners and also have to consult with the local teacher on the abilities of the children in the school.

Most of the children in our school have just been introduced to education so you should be willing to take these at their pace in all spheres.


  • Help disadvantaged children gain English language skills
  • Work with local teachers and and support their efforts
  • Gain valuable teaching experience in a developing country


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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Livingstone, Zambia
Livingstone is a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls. The adjoining Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Zambian side of the falls.
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Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

Arrive on Saturday or Sunday well before a meeting point time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

Meet at LUN (Kenneth Kaunda International Airport) at one of our pickup times:

  • Option A - Saturday: 11:00
  • Option B - Saturday: 15:00
  • Option C - Sunday: 11:00
  • Option D - Sunday: 15:00
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Monday - Friday

Daily work schedule is from 08:00 AM to 12:00 AM from Monday to Friday.

You will be an assistant teacher to teach basic subjects such as:

  • English
  • Maths and other creative subjects
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Saturday - Departure
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Buses to Lusaka departs close by every 1-2 hours. Change to taxi to arrive at airport (3.5 hours) for earliest flights on Saturday Evening
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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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More Information


  • minimum age18
  • minimum english levelIntermediate
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredOn signup
  • resume copy requiredYes

Other Requirements

  • Modest clothing for the school visit, i.e. covering the knees and shoulders.


The staple food is Nhima (corn flour) but you will find rice for example in some restaurants that offer international foods. For this program, you will find yourself dining on healthy local Zambian foods like nhima, potato, bread, meat, fish, lots of vegetables, nuts and eggs and sometimes rice and spaghetti.


Our center is located in Livingstone, the southern province of Zambia, which is about 8 hours from the capital, Lusaka. You will stay in a dorm-style center with other participants. Each house accommodates 12 people with rooms shared between 4-8 people (separate genders) and western-style toilets.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Education and Teaching in Zambia

Price per person$370/week
Minimum Duration1 week