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The Build-It Project, Livingstone, Zambia

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Livingstone Projects

When I originally signed up to volunteer in Livingstone I did not know what to expect and was slightly hesitant about the weeks ahead. However, my experience with the community projects was phenomenal, my concerns were obsolete and I thoroughly enjoyed my time to the point I extended my trip to continue to volunteer. The management team are all incredible and are incredibly passionate about the projects and ensuring you as a volunteer enjoy the experience as well. I came not knowing what to expect and can easily say the organisation and functionality of the projects is by far better than anything I could have imagined. You can not describe the feeling when you enter a school and the children are extremely enthusiastic to meet and speak with you, nor their dedication to learn and improve their its maths, arts, environmental or English skills. Volunteering in Livingstone was an amazing and experience and has made me want to consider pathways involving charities, I recommend this experience for any individual looking to be inspired, have fun and make a difference.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Awesome experience

My time here has been life changing and am very sad to be writing this evaluation so quickly. I wish that i could stay longer because i don''t want this adventure to end however all good things come to an end

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Haley's first Zambian experience

Having studied abroad in South Africa for a month in 2015, I knew I wanted to come back to this incredible continent. I had such an amazing time and never thought I'd experience something even more incredible for a month in Livingstone, Zambia. I was on the building project and thoroughly enjoyed learning the basics behind building, as this was my first experience with physical labour. The afternoon projects in various places were also a great introduction to a variety of other subjects like medicine and teaching. Personally, the piece of my African Impact experience that I will remember for years to come was making so many friends from all over the world. Everyone who volunteers has something special to offer and many of the locals are so friendly and informative as well. I hope to keep in touch with everyone I have met here.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

10/10

This program excellently combines aspects of child care, community outreach, hands-on work and a warm and inclusive social experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. I have learned so much in my time here that I cannot wait to bring back and use in my everyday life.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Community Impact

    9

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Overall experience

Amazingly unique and wonderful program that combines culture with volunteering and integrates new comers swiftly. Incredible experience that allows you to explore all forms of an African country, from volunteering, to its people and the natural beauty it has to offer.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Community Impact

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

My time with African impact

My time here in Livingstone has been full of memories that will stay with me forever, I have met some amazing people and had a lot of fun. The work I was involved with in the community was extremely rewarding and you can feel your efforts really making a difference to the lives of the people you come across. The project was run exceptionally well and every effort was made to make you feel welcome and comfortable from the first day all the way to the last. The location in Livingstone is great and provides both a safe and fun environment to be in. I am so happy that I volunteered here and would definitely consider returning in the future.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    10

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    7

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Hands down best six weeks of my life

It's hard to put in words all the things that I lived these past six weeks. I fell in love with the people in Livingston and it really breaks my heart not being able to stay longer. I run out of time I will send a much compelling review when I get back home.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    6

  • Health and Safety

    6

  • Social Life

    9

Auzzie guys Livingstone experience

This was my fist time volunteering, and my first time to Africa. My overall experience was outstanding. I believe that the effort that you put into the projects is what you will be getting out of them. I made some new friends and memories which I will keep for the rest of my life.

At times on the building project there were times that we were doing nothing which was boring, also at times it got really hot, but that's to be expected in Africa. I liked how we were given different projects such as reading and maths club. I found the volunteering aspect quite rewarding, the kids were pretty good, they were happy and friendly, but a little distracted at times - as expected. There was also the ability to change projects, which was good.
The accommodation was better than I expected and the guys that I was sharing with were friendly and inclusive which made my experience a lot better.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Volunteer Experience

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Community Impact

    8

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    8

Emma's experience of building

Working with African Impact was a fantastic, life changing experience. Building was hard work at times but thoroughly enjoyable. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and I will miss it very much here.

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World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confederation