ZAMBIA

COACH SPORTS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN IN LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA

Help ‘Sports for All’ in Livingstone by coaching sports to underprivileged children in poor schools. Sports you can coach include Football, Rugby, Cricket, Volleyball, Netball & Basketball. You'll be giving the children an opportunity they will never forget ... and neither will you.

We teamed up with the Ministry for Youth and Sport to establish a programme to coach a variety of sports to underprivileged children in schools in Livingstone, very close to the awesome Victoria Falls!

SUMMARY: THE BASICS

Hi, I'm Jim Morel, Project Coordinator for Zambia, and I'll be working with you to arrange your ultimate experience here, so if you've any questions, please contact me:
+44 (0)1903 502595,
or email: info@travellers
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Price: £795 (approx. US$1,015) for 1 week
£300 (US$385) for each additional week.
Excludes flights. Please see Full Price List & prices in other currencies
Duration: From 1 week to 12 weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Start Dates: All year round - you choose your start and finish dates. Subject to school holidays.
Requirements: Minimum age 18. No qualifications required, just lots of enthusiasm and a good knowledge of the sports you'd like to coach.
What's included: Arranging your Programme,
Full pre-departure support and assistance,
Payment Protection insurance,
Accommodation,
Meeting you at the nearest airport,
Transfer to your accommodation
Daily transport to and from your project,
Local in-country team support and backup,
24-hr emergency support,
Certificate of Completion
What's not included: Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas (if a visa is required), Return transfer to airport.
Who can do this Programme? SOLO travellers or travelling with friends.
GAP YEAR BREAKS from School or University.
GROWN-UP GAPPERS, career breakers and retired.
ANYONE interested in Sports and working working with children overseas while doing voluntary work, projects abroad or study abroad.
Also suitable as a summer placement or short break.
Open to all nationalities.

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT

  • An exciting opportunity to travel, see the world and experience a foreign culture first-hand.
  • New skills, more confidence and invaluable personal and professional development.
  • The enormous satisfaction of helping disadvantaged children and knowing that you made a difference to them.
  • An opportunity to take a break from the traditional academic track or your current career path in order to gain life experience and global cultural awareness
  • An entry on your CV or Résumé that will enhance your career opportunities and make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Make friends, form relationships and build memories that will last a lifetime.
  • Opportunities to enjoy some exciting adventure and cultural activities while on your programme.
  • And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!
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WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION

Our Total Sports Project is based in the quaint and lively Livingstone Town, right next door to the incredible Victoria Falls. Travellers has teamed up with the Ministry for Youth and Sport enabling your work to reach as many areas as possible. In this partnership we work with schools, sports clubs, academies, and are also arranging for street orphans to be taught English and sports during the week.

Below are a few examples of sports you can teach, but any sport is available - please contact us for more details if you would like to do something that isn't listed.

1. COACHING FOOTBALL:
Football in Zambia, like the rest of Africa has a massive following! You will see many children playing in the street kicking home made footballs (plastic bags tied in a ball with string) as well as children and adults walking around in worn out replica Premiership football kits. This passion for football is also shown by the government and National team who use football as a tool to gain recognition of Zambia as a Nation.

Coaching takes place from Monday to Friday with optional training on the weekends. You will be coaching during P.E. lessons in a number of surrounding schools, usually from 9am – 3pm. After school, usually from 3:30pm – 6pm, you will be coaching a number of sports teams and possibly even academies.

Many schools practice football in Livingstone, but many lack good sports equipment. Where facilities are available it is generally a pot holed pitch with two warn goal posts (some made of metal and a lot with tree trunks with no nets), and a deflated football. Therefore, all schools appreciate the your help, but also the new equipment many volunteers kindly take with them and the donations that Travellers continues to provide.

In Livingstone there are school cup competitions, and our focus is on providing football coaching for many schools that do not compete so well with larger schools. The other problem is that in Zambia they do not have any age differential cup competitions (due to lack of funds) and therefore you can find small young children playing against larger and older children! One of the aims is therefore to try and give the younger children a better opportunity to compete against the older children.

You will coach football to children at schools and also assist the staff to arrange matches and tournaments. You'll also coach football in one or more schools in the local area, working together with the teachers.

2. RUGBY:
The sad fact is that not many people have the opportunity to play or receive coaching in rugby in Zambia. As a Travellers rugby coach you will be working in a number of schools around Livingstone. You'll usually have sessions from 9 am to around 3 pm, Mondays to Fridays, coaching rugby during P.E. lessons. From 3:30 to 6.00 pm, you will be running coaching at after school clubs to a variety of ages.

As many people in Zambia will never have played rugby before, this project will be quite unique. We are keen to develop rugby in this area at the grassroots level and expose as many people as possible to the sport.

3. VOLLEYBALL:
Volleyball is a popular sport in Zambia. Many people play volleyball, but very few receive proper coaching on how to play volleyball. As a Travellers Volleyball coach, you will be working in a number of schools around Livingstone, usually from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday, coaching volleyball during P.E. lessons. From 3:30 to 6.00 pm, you will be running coaching at after school clubs to a variety of ages.

4. CRICKET:
Cricket in Zambia is seen as an elitist sport, many people don’t get the chance to play cricket. As a Travellers cricket coach you will be working in a number of schools from Monday to Friday around Livingstone from 9 – 3 coaching cricket during P.E. lessons. From 3:30 to 6.00 pm, you will be running coaching at after school clubs to a variety of ages.

As many people in Zambia will never of played cricket before this project will be quite unique. We are keen to develop cricket at grass routes level and expose as many people to the sport as possible.

5. NETBALL / BASKETBALL:
Netball and basketball are popular sports in Zambia. Many people play Netball and Basketball, but very few receive proper coaching on how to play. A lot of schools also have very poor facilities, so with Travellers' help and over time we hope to improve this for many schools in the area.

As a Travellers Netball and basketball coach, you will be working in a number of schools around Livingstone, usually from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday to Friday, coaching Netball and basketball during P.E. lessons. From 3:30 to 6.00 pm, you will be running coaching at after school clubs to a variety of ages.

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS:
Teaching is not available during school holidays, so if you're planning to participate in a placement, please take the school term dates into account when planning the timing of your project. On the other hand, if a holiday falls during your proposed placement, you could use this time to do any independent travelling and sightseeing.

Dates for the 2019 school terms (semesters) are as follows:

  • Term 1: 14 January – 14 April
  • Term 2: 11 May – 11 August
  • Term 3: 7 September – 8 December
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ACCOMMODATION

You'll live in a small, modern, and lively hostel situated in the center of Livingstone. The hostel has a very large private garden shaded with huge mango trees, and a crystal clear swimming pool. It also has a lively, sociable bar area where many activities are arranged.

Livingstone has a Colonial feel to it and you will find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. Your accommodation is ideally situated and can offer excellent trips to places such as Lusaka.

You'll share a room with other other volunteers or guests of mixed gender.

Food and drink is not provided on this placement. There is a local supermarket for you to buy food from and the hostel has cooking facilities for you to use or you can pay for meals at the hostel if you wish. Even better still why not try out some local dishes for a real Zambian experience!

Wi-Fi / Internet: There is Wi-Fi / Internet access available in the hostel.

At the time of writing, facilities at the hostel include; a swimming pool, recreation room with TV, a dining and kitchen area where food can be stored. There is also access to telephones.

The hostel also has an in-house booking centre, where many local activities can be booked (wildlife safaris, river cruises, river gorges, bungee jumping, white water rafting, treks, etc). They guarantee to offer the best deals in town and to beat any other lodge or booking centre!

Many guests comment on the quality of the Hostel staff. They are their greatest asset and many have worked for them for over four years and some have been there since the Hostel opened. Staff turnover is very low and a family atmosphere has been created that adds tremendously to their guests' enjoyment.

The Hostel is also involved in a number of community projects. Recently they raised over US $2,000 for a local school. They sponsor a local youth football team, the police regatta team, local fund raising events and an annual day out for orphaned children on World tourism Day. They also sponsor Independence day celebrations.

There are plenty of opportunities to socialise with other volunteers and tourists.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR SAFETY, SUPPORT AND BACKUP:
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This experience has undoubtedly changed the way I think, hopefully forever. When you see children laughing and joking and yet at the same time missing one shoe lace, which makes sports difficult, it makes you realise how very lucky our children are...

I can’t thank the donating company [Travellers] enough. They have made a huge, huge difference to the children in Zambia. This school couldn’t afford equipment of any description and as such the children did not have sport as part of their school week. Thanks to the donating company, The school are now including sports in the timetable, specifically football and from what I have seen, they have some talented youngsters. Even after the lesson had finished, these children wanted to continue to play after school, such was their delight. If only everyone was as kind as this company and could see first hand the difference it has made. Adrian Miles

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU BOOK YOUR PLACEMENT?
Once you have applied for a placement, we'll contact you and send you our Welcome Pack. You'll also receive Log-on details and password for our Volunteer Extranet where you'll have access to all the documentation and information which we've put together to facilitate preparations for your adventure! Your Project Co-ordinator for your country will liaise with you throughout the arrangements process, as well as while you're on your placement and on your return home.

The documents you'll have access to also include a Country Factfile, Safety Guide and any manuals that may assist you on your particular programme (e.g. Teaching Guide, Sports Manuals, Enrichment Suggestions for Animal Care, etc.). We do all we can to make your stay one that you'll never forget. This is a truly awesome, elegant and beautiful country.

On Your Arrival: When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of staff who will take you to your accommodation and introduce you to everyone. During your first few days you'll be given an induction so that you can learn about the country and its culture, as well as other useful information, like how to use the transport system, banks, safety issues, tipping, and lots more.

VOLUNTEERING WITH CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
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LOCATION | SIGHTSEEING:

It'is an unbelievable experience to go down the river on a boat and watch a herd of elephant bathing in the shallows and throwing water in their with their trunks while they keep a wary eye on you to ensure you don't get too close to their babies - it's an experience you never forget. I never have!

LOCATION - LIVINGSTONE AND VICTORIA FALLS:
All our projects take place in Livingstone town, a quaint but lively area very close to Victoria Falls. You'll have plenty of opportunities to participate in the multitude of activities that surround the Falls, from white-water rafting and canoeing on the magnificent Zambezi River to bungy-jumping or game spotting in the Reserve.

Livingstone is the capital of the Southern Province and is situated just north of the Zambezi River, which forms the border with Zimbabwe. It is a major tourist centre serving visitors to Victoria Falls, but the main streets of this colonial town, Mosi-oa-Tunya, are lined with classic colonial buildings, with Victorian tin roofed houses and wooden verandas.

he spectacular Victoria Falls Bridge is only about 10km away from Livingstone, and the area surrounding the Falls and Livingstone town have given it the name of ‘adrenaline capital of the world’.

Livingstone is a fun town where tourists come for adventure, sports and an adrenalin kick. Being so close to the powerful Zambezi River, water sports are everywhere!

ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES:

  • White water rafting is a must! If you are keen for the ultimate thrill then a multi-day trip along the Zambezi is it! The Zambezi provides the best rafting trip on the planet! You'll crash through some of the biggest commercially run rapids in the world. Batoka Gorge provides one of the most intense sensory thrills imaginable. Its twenty three whitewater rapids and striking scenery deep within the sheer black cliffs afford the adrenaline junkie a wild roller coaster ride along a route carved over millenia by the Great Zambezi.
  • Bungee Jumping for the very brave: The highest commercial bridge jump in the world in the most spectacular setting over the Zambezi River! This must be the ultimate adrenaline rush. It’s an indescribable feeling that will probably change your life!
  • And more: You can do riverboarding, abseiling, kayaking, canoeing, walking safaris, elephant back safaris, fishing, flights over Victoria Falls, quadbiking, golf and scuba diving. This is a real adventure playground!
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OPTIONAL ADD-ON ACTIVITIES:

Make the most of your time there! To help you do that, we've put together some exciting activities, courses and tours that you can add to your itinerary. These are designed to be fun, but also to enable you to learn, and expand your personal and professional development enjoyment ... but mostly for your enjoyment! :-)

Coming Soon!

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REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK:

ADRIAN MILES
British
Teaching in Schools and Orphanages in Livingstone

ADRIAN MILES
British
Teaching in Schools and Orphanages in Livingstone

The idea for the trip came about from my current college course, Fdsc Sports Science. Part of the course is to find a Work Based Learning project. A lot of students look at locally based work related situations but as I am an older and have experience in the business environment I wanted to test myself in a completely different situation. Having coached tennis at a local school I felt that a good idea would be to coach a different sport.

I had looked at volunteer projects before in different parts of the world so when I was informed that I had to do my 2 week WBL project this academic year, I killed two birds with one stone. I chose Africa for a variety of reasons, but the main one being the lack of opportunities available to them for sports.

On the trip and in my spare time at weekends I rode an elephant, walked and stroked lions and went white water rafting down the Zambezi and went to Botswana on Safari, so quite busy!

The children achieved a great deal thanks to the donation of the balls. When I arrived they were playing with rolled up newspaper with sticky tape holding it together so they could at least get to play. Some of the children were playing football for the first time, not surprising when you realise that the average cost of a football is $60 and a monthly wage would be around $40.

They learnt skills and drills and the director and owner of the school, Mrs Q Chansa, was impressed with how keen the whole school was to take part in one of my lessons, so much so that on the last day of coaching we headed up to the new school plot where a full size football pitch was being marked out with shovels. The goal posts were made from tree branches and the lines were filled with lime so they stood out. A problem was the presence of green and black mamba snakes, highly dangerous as the pitch was in the middle of a wood, these snakes were regular visitors so we had some volunteers to beat the ground with sticks to scare them off prior to the children arriving, thankfully none were seen!

On a personal level I achieved a lot. You could say that 2 weeks is such a short time to achieve anything, but I have left a piece of me in Africa as I arranged for a local football coach to come with me on the last day and take part in the training. His name is Hillary and he runs teams for his local church. I have his commitment that he will continue to coach the children at the school and keep in regular contact with me to let me know how things are progressing so the balls will be used very regularly indeed!!

This experience has undoubtedly changed the way I think, hopefully forever. When you see children laughing and joking and yet at the same time missing one shoe lace, which makes sports difficult, it makes you realise how very lucky our children are. In these days of "I want, I want", our children don’t experience the same amount of hardship and yet these children are very happy. One could argue that they know no different, but I do, that’s the difference, and if they had half of the opportunities that our children get then I am sure Africa would strive forwards in education. I mean, when was the last time a blackboard and chalk was used in this country?

I can’t thank the donating company [Travellers] enough. They have made a huge, huge difference to the children in Zambia. This school couldn’t afford equipment of any description and as such the children did not have sport as part of their school week. Thanks to the donating company, the school are now including sports in the timetable, specifically football, and from what I have seen, they have some talented youngsters. Even after the lesson had finished, these children wanted to continue to play after school, such was their delight.

If only everyone was as kind as this company and could see first hand the difference it has made.

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RESPONSIBLE & ETHICAL TRAVEL:

Sustainable and ongoing development of local communities is always the primary aim of our volunteer projects and this project is no different. You'll take up where others before you left off and thus helping to continue making this project sustainable.

We are passionate about mutually beneficial interaction with the local community. The team members are locals and very community-minded. We work closely with the local community to achieve maximum benefits and emphasis is always placed on doing what is best for the local environment. To this end, information on how to leave minimal negative impact on the environment is given to you prior to your departure as part of your documentation from Travellers Worldwide. This is also highlighted in your induction on arrival.

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY:

We have local staff in each destination where we have Programmes and where we work with local partners, again the staff employed are locals. We have long-standing relationships with local people, making this a sustainable, on-going project. Your work here contributes to, and helps to continue, the long chain of worthwhile achievements in this community. You'll also be directly influencing the local economy and supporting international tourism, an important part of the country's general economy. So, by living in the local area, you're bringing in income through tourism and education through cultural exchange!

The accommodation on this project is locally owned and all the staff are from the neighbourhood. Where food is provided, produce is purchased in nearby shops, helping provide authentic local cuisine. Where you've chosen host family accommodation (where available), families are selected based on their desire to provide real cultural exchange and at the same time a warm family environment.

Social Responsibility: The information we provide prepares you for your placement and how to deal with the local people. It also briefs you on the Do’s and Don’ts and makes you aware of the possible impact of your behaviour. However, you are also expected to do research on the country you're going to and their customs and culture. The research you do will help you to gt the most out of this exciting travel and experience opportunity.

Cultural sensitivity: Volunteers receive an induction and orientation on arrival which covers things like being sensitive to the culture you’re in, everyday processes which will be different to what you’re accustomed to, how to have the maximum beneficial imprint and the minimum negative impact.

We stress the importance of responsible tourism, cultural differences and acceptable/unacceptable conduct. Where appropriate, volunteers are briefed on local customs, particularly those that are different to the volunteer’s accepted norm.

Economic Responsibility: By living in the volunteer house provided by the project you’ll, again, be providing much needed income and employment to the local population. The house is simple and built from natural materials and you are actively encouraged to recycle, be efficient with energy and water usage and preserve the natural surroundings. All food is provided and sourced locally. Your transport to and from the project will usually be either on a bicycle or walking again contributing to green efforts.

For 25 years our volunteers have lived in local communities around the world, spent their money with local traders and brought funding to the projects they work with. Travellers employs local staff and works with local support staff. This helps to fund the project directly and through bringing money into the local community.

In general, the organisations we work with around the world often struggle to financially support and maintain the work they do, so every penny raised makes a real difference.

Our aim is to create always a Win-Win-Win situation in terms of the benefits for, (a) the local communities and institutions you work in, (b) our Volunteers, i.e. you, and (c) for Travellers. We do not embark on any project that is not beneficial to all three of these stakeholders.

The impact of pollution: Where transport to and from the project is required, it is left up to you to choose. Public transport is always recommended by us and all nearby public transport routes are shown to all new arrivals. If taxis are required, you'll be encouraged to share with other volunteers in order to lessen the impact of pollution wherever possible.

Having regard for the local community by being consciously aware of your impact is encouraged in all our documentation for all our projects in all our destination countries. This is because we feel very strongly that many countries are subject to, for example, water shortages, high cost of energy and high impact of energy usage, the negative impact of litter and general pollution. Thus we encourage you to be aware of these possible impacts so that they contribute positively and not negatively to the community in this respect

POSITIVE EFFECTS THAT TRAVELLERS HAS ON THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT:

We provide you with many tips on how to be a responsible traveller regarding the environmental impact you have.

We want you to be immersed in the culture, by living and working with local people. We work with local communities, local charities, local government bodies and local schools. We also often partner with local organisations whom we have vetted to ensure that they are committed to the projects they run, that they have the same responsible attitude to the local community that we do, that they are eco-friendly and have ethical policies.

In our projects and in our headquarters offices, we take an environmentally responsible attitude towards recycling and reusing of waste products. We encourage all participants to offset their flight emissions via a carbon offset scheme. Our volunteers are given pre-departure Information that encourages them to minimise waste and reduce their use of water and electricity, in other words, to live sensitively in the environment that they’re working in.

Travellers also give donations as and when required by projects. This is often done through our charitable arm, The Bridge The Gap Foundation. Our projects enable vital conservation, research, care and education work to take place directly where it is most needed. Our volunteers contribute, all over the world, to projects that would not exist without them.

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