Bringing vulnerable children back into education and away from child labour, child marriage and a life on the streets.
We welcome volunteers at all our projects both in Lusaka and across Zambia. These visits have proved to be hugely valuable, not just with respect to the work achieved, but also as cultural exchanges, with communities working together to make a real and lasting difference.
So far at the ACP, we have had volunteer groups, individuals and gap year students come out to Tembwe all the way from the UK to help us help the children. Some have rolled up their sleeves to help with building the school in Chama, and others have becoming involved in our other projects across Zambia.
We welcome volunteers at all our projects both in Lusaka and across Zambia.
We can also help volunteers and gap year students to organise a short safari or visit the Victoria Falls after your work with us has finished, so you can relax and see a little more of our wonderful country before you return home.
We had two fantastic VSO volunteers from Australia working with LACP in Livingstone, on the banks of the Zambezi close to the Victoria Falls. Kristen and Jacinta spent two years with Father Katete, working with children who had been in child labour and helping to bring them back into education through transitionary schools, at the same time running food programmes at Ngwenya and other villages in and around Livingstone. Kristen was also a surf enthusiast, having been brought up on the coast in Australia and guess what? He brought his malibu board with him and surfed on the Zambezi rapids below the Falls.
Volunteers from the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh came out to Chama from Scotland to help with construction work on the new school. They concentrated on the classroom block, headmaster's house and made windows and doors. They shared their skills with the locals and learnt a lot about how to build with oonly the most basic equipment. While in Tembwe, they enjoy playing football with the children and learning about a totally different culture and way of life. They spent nearly three weeks with us before going on down to Livingstone to see the Victoria Falls, take a boat trip along the Zambezi to watch the sunset and go on a safari day-trip before returning to the UK.