Sports & Community Development High School Program, Zambia

Travel to Zambia and volunteer in the historic town of Livingstone, bordering Namibia and Zambia at Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River. This trip gives the opportunity to encourage interaction, participation and deeper understanding of the relevant questions and possible answers. As well as interacting with Student of the same age to really share experience and genuine meeting of cultures.

While allowing the time to explore the famous Victoria Falls, further afield rural locations and meet the Big 5, while crossing the boarder into Chobe National Park, which is known as one of the best wildlife parks in the world.

Highlights

  • Live in the vibrant tourist town of Livingstone, a stones' throw from Victoria Falls
  • Gain confidence and understanding as a Global Citizen
  • Work with fellow group members learning to plan, organize and develop team activities for sports groups
  • Explore Victoria Falls and visit an iconic local wildlife area

Quick Facts

  • Location Livingstone, Zambia
  • Focus Community, Sports
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Suggested Age Group High School

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Destination Description

Few places in Africa offer what Livingstone so effortlessly achieves. The popular tourist town is well-established with a host of restaurants and amenities, and surrounded by rich wildlife areas that offer incredible opportunities for both driving and walking safaris, where visitors will be treated to seeing rhino, giraffe scores of elephant and more. Bordering a vast stretch of the Zambezi, Livingstone is also the ideal location to enjoy relaxed boat cruises along the picturesque waterways.

Just minutes from Livingstone lies the iconic Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Known as Africa’s adventure capital, the town of Victoria Falls offers bungee jumping, white water rafting, helicopter flights and bridge swings to to adventurers daily.

Learning Outcomes

This program comprises four elements: service, reflection, communication and cultural awareness. Through experiential learning, you will:

  • Understand how sports is beneficial to development in Zambia
  • Experience the varied and colorful Zambian culture, through language, food and music
  • Gain insight into the Zambian education system
  • Plan, organize and develop team activities for sports groups
  • Understand how to create and record assessments, to evaluate the work carried out, measuring success and effectively planning future activities
  • Learn to communicate productively when English is not the primary language and can be a barrier to communication

Service Impact

  • Spend time in Marabla Old People’s Home, helping to stimulate with gentle physical exercise
  • Exchange ideas and engage with students of the same age to promote cross-cultural learning

Sport is recognized to be a valuable tool for youth development. It promotes team work and leadership, fosters a sense of responsibility, self-esteem, pride of achievements and motivates youth to stay in school and lead a healthy lifestyle. Your assistance in providing physical education classes at local under-resourced schools directly contributes to achieving these outcomes for youth that are at risk of dropping out of school.

  • DAY 1:

    Arrival at Livingstone and collection from Airport. Brief introduction with tour of the accommodation, safety briefing and meet the team that will look after you.

  • DAY 2:

    AM: Induction to African Impact and your role in the program, divide into groups to start planning lessons. Language lesson with local team member
    PM: Cycling tour of the local township and meeting with school principal to discuss the issues of lack of sport and education facilities.

  • DAY 3:

    AM: Physical Education lesson in local School
    PM: Visit to Maramba Old People’s Home for gentle physical activity and learn about the health benefits of movement.
    After dinner, capture of expectations for the week after initial insight into issues.

  • DAY 4:

    AM: Physical Education lesson in local school
    Lunch: Preparation for afternoon
    PM: After school club with emphasis on team sports

  • DAY 5:

    AM Physical Education lesson in local school
    PM: Tour of Victoria Falls
    Evening: Cultural evening with food and drumming lesson

  • DAY 6:

    AM: Physical Education lesson in local school
    PM: Meet with local school students of the same age and share on prepared stories form home in an exchange of learning
    Sunset Boat Trip on Zambezi

  • DAY 7:

    Early AM: Leave early for 2-day trip to Chobe National Park, camping over night, game drive and boat trip

  • DAY 8:

    All day in Chobe National Park

  • DAY 9:

    Return from Chobe National Park mid-afternoon
    PM: celebration dinner and reflection on trip

  • DAY 10:

    AM: Depart for airport

Dates:
Available February to November

  • Participants will be collected from the airport upon arrival and transferred to base
  • Accommodation on base will be simple, but comfortable shared rooms with communal ablutions
  • All meals for the duration of the project, with the exception of free days will be provided
  • Any transport required for program activities will be provided
  • Participants will be transferred back to the airport for their departure