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Construction and Renovation in Zambia
Construction and Renovation in Zambia

Construction and Renovation in Zambia

Help create a better learning environment for the kids
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    Overview

    Our school structure has 3 rooms that cater for 150 children so that is also to renovate the old School structures and also to extend the new school structures to create enough space for current and new children in the school.

    The soccer playground needs landscaping as well as renovation to create a better playing environment for children and young people in the community. In this project, you can use your skills to design friendly structures, plan and implement the renovation plans and construction efforts.

    Objectives

    • Create a beautiful learning environment for underprivileged kids in Zambia
    • Help increase capacity to help more children in the local are
    • Improve sporting facilities for children to practice soccer / football

    Impact

    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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    Location

    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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    Itinerary

    • Provide a better teaching environment catering for 150 underprivileged children in Zambia
    • Help the organisation grow to help more children in the region
    • Help renovate a soccer pitch for the school kids to enjoy
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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.

      Your day’s work will begin after breakfast. You will be taken to our project site and assigned particular tasks for the day. Coordinator support will be around you during the project.

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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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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • 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.
    • Suitable clothing and shoes for construction work

    Food

    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.

    Accommodation

    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.

Construction and Renovation

CategoryVolunteering
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$415/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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