Primarily the project centres round a wonderful orphanage which was founded in 2007 by a local woman who wanted to make a real difference to a country which has been through numerous bouts of turmoil over the past few decades.
The orphanage looks after a range of children, from babies through to 16 year olds and focuses on providing support and care for children from all sorts of backgrounds including those who require additional economic and psychosocial support due to homelessness, physical disabilities, sexual abuse, poverty and parent mortality.
Alongside this, you will be volunteering in a local primary school which is run by an incredibly dedicated set of staff members who work tirelessly to provide the best support that they can for the local children but who unfortunately, lack the staff, resources and funding to do this to full capacity. Following the political upheaval of the past decade, the people of Zimbabwe are beginning to look to building a better future. Though the country is stabilizing, there is no money to support schools, orphanages and community initiatives and at this time there is a desperate need for volunteer help.
With many children orphaned, abused and neglected following the conflicts, the children of Zimbabwe need all the support and help that we can provide, and this project brings together some of the most needy areas in the region that need your support.
What to Expect?
This project has a diverse range of activities that you can become involved with. At the orphanage you will be interacting with the children on a daily basis, providing them with extra lessons, playing games with them and helping to provide one-on-one attention which they so deserve.
You will also have the chance to interact with them outside of the orphanage by teaching them sports and other fun games to get them moving. At the schools, you will assist the teachers in a classroom setting and will also focus on providing attention to those who are either struggling and need extra help or those enthusiastic students who want to understand more on a topic and are really eager learners. As with the orphanage, you can also help to introduce new sports and games to the children outside of the classroom to get them up, active and most importantly, having fun.
As a volunteer, you can contribute to brining fresh new ideas to both the orphanage and the school and bring much needed love and care to a once neglected nation. Improve the future generation of Zimbabweans by giving your time, energy and support to communities in Victoria Falls.
- Program ID: # 1928
- duration: 2 Weeks to 1 Month1 to 3 Months
- location: Victoria FallsZimbabwe17° 56' 24.702" S, 25° 50' 16.0224" EZW
- Fitness level: Light Impact
- Closest Airport: Victoria Falls (VFA)
- Costs From: $1500 to $3000
- Program Type: Teach Overseas
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