Make a REAL difference in Zimbabwe with Community Development Program

Published

09/04/2018

Address

Victoria Falls
Matabeleland North Province
Zimbabwe

Description

Acknowledging the huge need for supporting the children and youth of the Victoria Falls area, a Child Centre was developed in 2012 specificalThis essential program delivers early childhood development opportunities through 30 centers, educating 4,500 young children in the Hwange District of Zimbabwe. The non-profit program provides a safe place for vulnerable children to attend where they are cared for and educated amid a life of poverty and instability. The centers offer a solid foundation to start children on the right path, ensuring not only their educational needs, but their health and wellbeing needs are also being met. Volunteers on this program will work within an amazing organization on a variety of projects across a number of centers. They will experience the local area and participate in many aspects of delivering essential programs to children in need. The centers supply quality educational opportunities for children, along with the opportunity to learn through play. The centers train facilitators on early childhood development curriculum, such as child protection issues, facilitating positive parenting dialogues and child rights to ensure children are well cared for, healthy, happy and ready to learn. Children need a solid start to begin their education journey and this program provides this start.


Goals of this Project:

  • Improve the future prospects of the children of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with early childhood development programs for disadvantaged children
  • To promote volunteerism as a tool sustainable community development
  • To offer affordable and exciting volunteer projects in one of the magnificent world heritage sites, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • To create a better understanding of the African culture and value system

ly to offer this support and empower those in need. The Centre is run by our program partner, a non-governmental, non-profit organization which works to target those in greatest need and offer programs and activities to encourage greater educational opportunities, self-development, confidence and skills. The Centre acts as a recreational hub for children and youth to spend time in positive activity and away from anti-social behavior which is a risk for those marginalized in society and with a lack entertainment and employment opportunities. With the ongoing success of the project, an additional center is currently under construction in Sizinda, a rural community 17kms outside of Victoria Falls. The credibility of the program is highlighted by the amazing support from international organizations, with the construction of the center funded through the Elisabeth Foundation and the Roger Federer Foundation. Volunteers are now essential to help run the work of the program in both centers and help these local youths into brighter futures.


Goals of this Project:

  • Improve the future prospects of the children of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • To promote volunteerism as a tool sustainable community development
  • To offer affordable and exciting volunteer projects in one of the magnificent world heritage sites, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • To create a better understanding of the African culture and value system

Benefits

  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

help@lovevolunteers.org
https://www.lovevolunteers.org/zimbabwe/community-development

Love Volunteers welcomes all those 18 years and over who wish to help create a brighter future for people living in marginalized communities of Zimbabwe. While this project is best suited to those pursuing a career in the fields of anthropology, social work, social entrepreneurship and/or economics, volunteers who simply wish to be involved in a more ‘varied’ project are also welcomed as there are many ways you can assist and individual projects can often be tailored to suit the particular skills and interests or each participant. Importantly, all applicants must first and foremost have a genuine willingness to help, show drive and initiative, and bring a positive 'can-do' attitude. If this sounds like you, we want you on the team!


Additionally, volunteers applying to join this program will be required to supply to following documentation:

  • Emergency contact
  • Police check

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