Project Name : Pre-School and Primary School Teaching Program
Hosting Organisation : New Hope Waves
Volunteer Type : SCI Long-term Volunteering
Project Theme : Children and youth
Hosting Country: Zambia
Start date: Open
End date: Open
Duration : 1-12 Months
Deadline date: Open
Project Languages : English
Location : Livingstone, Zambia
Country Languages : English
Number of Volunteers : 20
Looking for Volunteers From : Not Specified (please enquire)
Project Description:

The volunteer (s) will teach the children at our school in basic subject with the help with  the local teacher mainly English, Maths, Arts and other creative subjects.

The school schedule is from 08 am to 12 am from Monday to Friday then you have free weekends for our personal activities and we have also optional session for school classes in the afternoon but to overwhelming tasks at school we strongly advise that you take morning sessions then prepare the next lessons for the next morning.

The school has 3 rooms for classes so due to the high number of children we have those session in the morning and afternoon to cover all the grades in the school.

Work Description:

The volunteer (s) will choose whether he or she want to work with the pre grades or to teach the grades 1 up to 7th with different ages and learning abilities.


Open to any person who can teach basic not only for qualified teachers.

The volunteer (s) will choose whether he or she want to work with the pre grades or to teach the grades 1 up to 7th with different ages and learning abilities.

Accommodation and Food:

The accommodation is a compound where you will be staying - perhaps with other volunteers. You will also be spending time with the local boy(s) staying and working in the house with you to provide local support during your stay with us. You will be staying at this rented house with your shared bedrooms with bunker beds for same sex male and females in their own room and bathroom and shared kitchen with utensils such as plates, pots and stoves but you buy own food with a basic living room with chairs , TV and we do not have washing machine so you do hand washing for your laundry.

 You will provide your own food, which can be bought at Shopping Mall in town center, 10-15 minutes’ walk from the volunteers house, and can be storage both fridge and freezer in the house and prepared in our kitchen. You will prepare your own meals, breakfast at 07:00 am to 07:30 am lunch after 12.00 am and those interested in afternoon soccer sessions at 3:30 to 5:30 PM , Meals are flexible in the evening whatever suits you - we are very flexible!

The volunteer house has no Wi-Fi but we advise the volunteers to buy a local SIM cards then get the internet bundle plan of their choice for WhatsApp, Emails and so fort

Pocket Money:

It depend on the volunteer preferences 

Visa Info:

A Zambian visa is required to enter the country and we strongly advised that you get a tourist visa at the airport upon arrival which is extendable up to 90 days. You can also purchase a visa for $25 single when entering through immigration desk at the airport or point of entry in the country, then will apply for the extension at the local immigration office before you exceed your 30 days extendable to 90 days if you wish to stay longer.

N.B some countries are exempted from paying for visa so you can consult the immigration officers at the airport if your countries is part of that agreement with our country.


Ask your health insurance company about international coverage and, if necessary, either purchase a rider or buy a separate limited-term policy.

The following are a list of recommended Vaccines/prophylaxes:

· Routine Vaccinations (Recommended or Mandatory):

· Covid19 Vaccination (Mandatory)

· The Fully Vaccinated you do not need a Negative PCR test to enter into Zambia.

· The Unvaccinated you need a Negative PCR Test Certificate Mandatory taken within 72 hours before arrival)

· Malaria (Recommended)

· Hepatitis A (Recommended)

· Hepatitis B (Optional)

· Typhoid (Recommended)

· Yellow Fever (Optional)

· Rabies (Optional)

The following are names of doctors or medical care professionals nearby (within 1 km) that are trusted and would recommend for giving medical advice or care

· Dr. Shafiki Hospital too close to the volunteer house. You should not forget to carry your skin creams all the times, take Malaria prevention

pills, sleep under a treated anti-mosquito net and the contact of the local hospital will be always a call away from you.


The volunteer you need to pay your accommodation in cash (US$150 per month which is US$5 per day) upon arrival.

Fees Used for:

The volunteer you need to pay your accommodation in cash (US$150 per month which is US$5 per day) upon arrival (paid up front month towards bills rents for the house, bills for electricity, running water to bath, toilet use, washing and cooking, not for drinking as it is not safe to consume but need to buy bottled water from supermarkets etc) as agreed as our organization does not own accommodation facilities but you will be accommodated at local volunteer house which is rented 

Application Info:

It is open for all you can volunteer their time 

Additional Information:

Personal Safety:

Livingstone is fairly safe at all times of the day. However, it is advised to walk with another volunteer and to take a taxi directly to the gate of the accommodations after dark. Consult the host before you engage yourself in the business with the locals, buy from recognized shops, walk most of the time in teams of two and do not forget to keep all your durables safe. The accommodation is guarded by security 24/7, which allows for valuables to be kept there.


Additionally Safety Tips:

· Do not make obvious displays of large amounts of cash or expensive items (jewelry, cameras, electronic devices, etc.)

· Only carry the things you will need with you for that day

· Walk in groups of two or more when possible

· If you are returning from a restaurant in the evening/after dark, take a taxi

· Be aware of the people around you· Bring two copies of your passport with you (notarized as being authentic copies

of the original, if possible), and carry a copy – instead of your passport

· Keep wallets, pocketbooks, backpacks, etc., in front of you and close to your body

· Store money and credit cards in different locations, and carry only what you need

· Relax and enjoy – vigilance is better than paranoia


Getting Ready for Livingstone



Temperatures are generally in the 80s/90s Celsius during the day and the 50s/60’s at night depending on the season. Regardless of the season, you’ll want to bring a jacket or sweater for the cool evenings and early mornings.



You are ambassadors for your country and for those that come after you. Leave the people you meet with a favorable impression for future travelers. Be gracious, lower your voice, have patience, be flexible, and have fun! Be patient and courteous at all times. Keep in mind that Africans tend to be more relaxed about time. Africans are not as tied to schedules as many of us are, so meeting times arranged by your hosts may be approximate.


Dress Code:

Dress conservatively. You will see many people in shorts and crop tops, but dress on the side of caution and respect. When volunteering make sure knees and shoulders are covered. Dress for the weather, but be respectful. Carry a light sweatshirt for as nights and early mornings are always cool.


Cultural Difference:

Some important things to note:

· Men are sometimes rude and yell “compliments” or whistle to women on the streets. Try your best to not turn around and pay attention to this




Credit/Debit Card Preparation:

Call your bank to confirm that your credit/debit card can be used internationally and at ATM machines. Also ask about any additional charges they add to use the card internationally. Your card must have a 4 digit pin # to work in Zambia ATM machines.

There are exchange bureaus where you can change your money, and ATMs accepting international debit and credit cards are widely available throughout Livingstone. Our recommendation is to take a small amount of cash for “emergencies” but ideally take a debit or credit card (such as MasterCard or Visa) and withdraw money from ATMs as needed. This is the easiest and most cost effective way of withdrawing money and safer than bringing a large amount of cash with you to Livingstone.


Airport Pickup/Off

When you arrive at Livingstone International Airport (Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula International Airport) we can arrange with you a local taxi with one of our staff to pick you up from the airport to the volunteers` house which is about 7 kilometers and the cost for the local taxi is $10 for pickups from the airport to the volunteers house and another $10 dollars for drop offs from the volunteers ‘house to the airport.


What to Bring


Proper Attire

Casual, conservative clothing is both proper and practical. African women usually wear skirts and dress pants, and men wear long trousers. Capri pants, jeans and skirts are common. Comfortable flat shoes are recommended. Livingstone has dirt streets and

other areas have uneven walking surfaces. Athletic shoes/sneakers are even better than flat shoes. Local women do not wear sleeveless blouses or dresses. While it is okay to wear such clothing, bring along a sweater or shawl to cover your shoulders when in public, especially if entering a church or visiting a local family. Sunglasses and sunscreen are a must.

Please find a full list of what you should prepare to bring below:

· Clothing:

o Jeans / capri/khaki pants / t-shirts / dress shirt (optional) / bathing suit

/shorts / pajamas / socks / underwear / sneakers or flat soled shoes /

sandals /flip-flops / rain jacket or poncho / hat / sunglasses and if you wish

your own bed sheets

· Documents:

o Passports / copy of passports / driver’s license / flight itinerary / medical

info / copy of document numbers (credit cards, license, passports…)

· Money:

o Spending money and debit/credit card

o Volunteers in Livingstone generally find $100 to be sufficient for weekly

expenses. You will need to budget more for additional activities (i.e. optional off day activities). Please also be sure to budget for additional

souvenirs if you are interested in shopping in the markets.

· Misc. Items:

o Flashlight/camera with extra memory cards and battery (+ your cords)/

backpack or day pack / water bottle / towel / bed sheets or beddings.

· Personal Items/Toiletries:

o Sunscreen / shampoo / conditioner / bug spray / toothbrush / toothpaste

deodorant / prescription medicines (in original bottles) / anti-diarrheal

medications / feminine products / pain medications (tylenol, advil) / Pepto

Bismol / soap / wet wipes or no-rinse hand sanitizer (like Purell) / tissues

and/or travel packs of toilet paper / pens and paper for notes

· Luggage:

o We recommends that you take as little as possible and leave room in your luggage to purchase souvenirs.

o Check with your airline to find out carry on and checked bag fees

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