Teaching Program in Zambia

Those volunteering in Zambia to teach will often be assisting local teachers in delivering various subjects. Among these are mathematics, science, geography, social sciences, history, business studies, art, music, as well as English. Neither formal teacher training nor teaching experience is demanded of those wishing to be volunteer teachers in Zambia. The programs take place in schools where the students come from very difficult economic circumstances or are orphans.

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What to Expect?

While in Zambia, all volunteers have the unmissable experience of living with a local host family, at a home within easy reach of their volunteer project. With this opportunity to experience cultural immersion within a Zambian family, volunteers in Zambia have a ready –made source of information, and someone on hand to help them to show them around. The host family will provide two meals each day (three meals over weekends if staying in your accommodation).

Some aspects of the cuisine in Zambia have not changed for one thousand years. Among typical dishes is Nshima, which is made from maize or corn flour. It plays a very large part in Zambian culture to the extent that songs, traditions and rituals surround Nshima. Other ingredients used in Zambian cooking are the peanut, cassava and chilli pepper. Ifisashi is a favourite dish and consists of peanuts cooked along with green vegetables and sometimes meat. Another traditional dish is samp, prepared using dried beans and hominy. Meat, often beef or game, is generally grilled. Also popular is a concoction containing rice, sugar and peanut butter, known as bambara. Among certain tribes, specialities include insects and mice.

Lunch can be eaten at a cafe or restaurant close to the project. Inexpensive and tasty food can be easily found. Lusaka in particular boasts a huge number of restaurants and snack bars covering cuisine from every nation.

  • Program ID: # 2257
  • duration:
    1 to 2 Weeks
    2 Weeks to 1 Month
    1 to 3 Months
    More than 3 Months
  • location:
  • Fitness level:
    Light Impact
    Moderately Fit
    Very Fit
  • Closest Airport:
    Please contact program
  • Costs From:
    $500 to $1000
    $1000 to $1500
    $1500 to $3000
  • Program Type:
    Learn Abroad
    Teach Overseas
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