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Teaching & Community Development Project in Zambia

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Loved the teaching & community development project

I loved being at Livingstone Backpackers with the African Impact team. Everyone was so welcoming and inviting, it felt like I had known them for awhile instead of just meeting them all for the first time. It was like one big happy family. The work was very eye opening and beneficial not only for myself but the kids that I helped and interacted with everyday. 10/10 recommend this to everyone I know who wants to go to Africa and help out or even just for a vacation.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    9

Community service

I had an excellent experience, everything was great.. amazing job african impact does, IT was really Nice to SEE.

IT GOT me wanting to do more , because you SAW how little you need to do to make a difference.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Amazing experience

I had such an amazing experience volunteering in Livingstone and would recommend to anyone to do it. The time you spend with the kids is amazing and your fellow volunteers will become lifelong friends.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

A once in a lifetime experience!

Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed my time volunteering with African Impact. It has been an amazing experience I will remember forever and I am grateful I have been a part of the African Impact program.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Teaching project

The teaching project was an amazing experience and I would do that again. Seeing every day the same kids and build a relationship with them was something I would never forget. Seeing their smiles make you really happy and you want smile an laugh with them. The kids want to study and they are really happy to be there, this helps you to do your best and try not to upset them.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Wonderful experience in an incredible setting!

volunteering with african impact in Livingstone, Zambia was one of the best experiences in my life. Teaching in such a place requires patience and creativity, but what you get in return makes everything worthwhile. the organization gives you lots of information prior to departure, and at the location the coordinators and the rest of the staff will do everything to solve all of your problems. the region is incredibly beautiful so don't hesitate and explore as much as you can! on your trip you will meet plenty of inspiring people, discover a different culture and see a wonderful country in general. i came for two weeks and it felt a little short, i think that three weeks is a minimum.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Return trip was awesome!

This has been my second time in Livingstone working with African Impact and the second time has been just as fun as the first. I've loved working with the staff and other volunteers on projects and spending time with each other on off time. The people of Livingstone are so accepting and were very open to working with me. The grade 6 students I worked with were so willing to learn and the best part of my day. I have no doubts that I will be back to Livingstone again next summer.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

My experience

I had a wonderful time in Zambia, Livingstone. I met a lot of lovely and interesting people. I'm sad that I have to leave. I really wish that I could stay longer. Only the beds are sometimes hard to sleep.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Teaching & community development project - Livingstone, Zambia 2016

I came to Zambia to volunteer hoping to have a positive impact on the lives of the different people I worked with. Through African Impact I was able to achieve that goal and experience something that I will never forget. This was a fantastic experience and I recommend it to anyone interested in enriching the lives of those in need.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Hollypop had fun

I didn't know what to expect when I came to Zambia but it has been the best experience of my life and I really wish I didn't have to leave. The staff is so helpful when it comes time to prepare for projects and I always felt like I knew what I was doing. They also ensure that your purpose is fulfilled while you are here. This is a caring, kind community that deserves all that African Impact can offer.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Not all trees grow straight

This is a one of a kind organisation. The people are passionate and fun, the community is engaging and enthusiastic and the work is meaningful to its core. A true unique experience that has me hooked.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Africa

When I first arrived, it was holiday club. For my first time at Holiday Club, it was very organized and put together. The volunteers and staff had everything planned out that they wanted to happen. As well as the after school volunteer activities, they were planned just as well. My experience was great.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

.The best on my live

I always thought it could be a good experiences but i never imagined what I really found here.
What I've found here is people eager to get ahead; people with values; lots of smiles, hugs, knowing glances....Friends...
I do not want to go home, because here i have the feeling of being really alive.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Experience

I had a very good experience in African Impact and I want to come back. the experience with the kid was excellent they change my life, are beautiful!! I hope see them again. Is very good for me see that you do in Africa.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    10

Great Experience

This experience was fantastic. I learned a lot from my time in Zambia about their healthcare system, which was one of my main goals. I also enjoyed the various activities that Zambia had to offer such as Devil's Pool. Overall, my time here was amazing.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Social Life

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

Zambia!

I had such a great time! The staff and other volunteers were amazing! Everytime I needed help with something they answered my questons so quickly.Im sad that I have to go and I cant wait to come back!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over!

I had an amazing 8 weeks in Zambia, it felt like my home with my family. I loved being a teacher although I didn't study for it. It was such a special time together, the kids stole my heart. I hope I will meet them again one day. One thing that surprised me the most is that I became such good friends with everyone in such a short time. We really became a family and I still miss them. Now I’ve got a Zambian family from all over the world. After this experience I can say that this quote is soooooo TRUE!! “All you’ve got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over”

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

Great experience

Very easy and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The staff became more a family than a boss-like hierachy. I wouldn't worry about not fitting in. The staff are very flexible to your ideas and many of the ideas come from the volunteers but are guided by the staff. Which is important.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Management and living

Volunteering projects are very well managed, and also flexible to switch projects. The house is comfortable for privacy and socializing. Livingstone is pretty good for socialising too, as there are places to go on the weekend.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Rebeca - teaching

I was involved in the teaching project for 3 weeks. It was an amazing experience. It is soooo different to the system in Switzerland! you just cant compare it! The kids are lovely but also very loud. You need lots of energy!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

You need to do this!

The coordination and the design of the program is very organized. You have a lot of opportunity to try other things to see the community outside of your program choice. It is a true experience to make an impact to those who need it. This is a program that allows you to make a difference and also to experience the adventures of Africa on your free tie. There is much freedom and responsibility given to all the volunteers so it is nice to choose how you want to spend your time. The security here and transport were always prompt and attentive. The coordinators truly cared about each volunteers experience and advised help and concern when needed.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Worthwhile experience

I absolutely loved my time volunteering in Livingstone. I really enjoyed teaching in the mornings and holiday club once school was finished for the summer. I learned a lot doing the community development projects in the afternoons and liked the variety we were given. It was good that the programme was so flexible and we were allowed to switch to projects we liked or we could opt out of ones we didn't like. The house was fantastic and it was so much fun living with the other volunteers! the staff at the house and backpackers were great and the food was lovely. If I could suggest anything to change it would be that volunteer skills are better utilised. I'm an experienced teacher of 8 years and the coordinators were unaware of this when I started so perhaps if they knew specifically what areas people are good at they could plan ahead and give people more or less responsibility or pair up people on projects accordingly etc. It was unfortunate that I missed some days due to the elections but there was nothing that african impact or the coordinators could have done about this and it was very reassuring that our safety was their priority.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

My time in Livingstone

I did the teaching project at Zambezi school for three weeks. When I first arrived in Livingstone I didn't knew what to expect. The induction made it really clear what my role was as a volunteer. The three weeks I spend here as a teacher were really amazing, I feel I made an impact at the children from the school and that was my goal first when I arrived.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Holiday club

I felt really comfortable volunteering with African impact, everything was arranged very well we always had our stuff we had transport,.... the organisation was very good. I really liked the holiday club because you had a lot of different experiences, you played with the children, you taught them and you could more or less choose what to do with them.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

Volunteer work Livingstone

This was the best the best experience I ever had. The organisation was excellent. Everything was well organized and I learned so much from the children, the other volunteers and the coordinators . I never thought I would like it so much.

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World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation