Women are a powerful force for change in Africa – investing in adolescent girls is essential to reducing poverty, improving health and encouraging future economic growth. The “Girl Impact” initiative aims to provide opportunities for adolescent girls through education, health, safety, early pregnancy, making a living and confidence in self. Enthusiastic volunteers, both male and female, are needed to help make this a reality.
Students (male or female) should expect a life-changing experience as they work and travel in Zambia, Africa. Students will experience and see things that will change their world views, challenge their norms, challenge the way they see life – all while they change the lives of others while volunteering abroad.
Volunteers live and work in Livingstone, a sizable region that consists of a populous city and expansive outlying communities on the border with Zimbabwe. Nearby Victoria Falls, national parks and game reserves provide countless adventures, while the welcoming Zambian locals will keep you culturally engaged.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, approximately 7 hours (not including a lunch break)
Project Availability: Year-round, arrival dates every Monday of the month
Location: Livingstone, Zambia
Project Duration: 2 - 12 weeks
Support: Comprehensive, 24/7 on-site support from program coordinator and project leaders, plus CISaustralia 24/7 emergency hotline
Police check: Yes
Minimum Age: 18