Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175 € per week. All programmes of GREEN LION ZIMBABWE start with mandatory culture week (175 €).
- Code : G/ZIM/EC2017
- Dispo : 1M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
THE GREEN LION ZIMBABWE
Experience Zimbabwe by working with villagers to improve their local environment! In this program you will be helping out at an environmental club at a local Zimbabwean school and village hall, where you will have the opportunity to be part of an environmental campaign for students and youth. — A part of your tasks will be taking part in group efforts such as tree planting, something usually needed in public areas of need such as the local school, community centre, and clinic. — You can also expect to be involved with the tree nursery, a recycling project, and water management program to name a few active goals of this program. — These activities do not just help improve the environment, they highlight the issue of environmental conservation and provide you with subject matter to discuss at your campaign presentations. You can develop and integrate these activities in the classes you will be asked to present along with issues such as the the local effect of climate change. — Aims &Objectives: Increase community awareness of local environmental concerns Provide you with teaching experience, an invaluable life skill! Assist the program staff with extra hands. Schedule : You can expect to work for 4-5 hours a day. A typical day would look like:Monday to Friday, Breakfast, Working in the fields, tree nursery, tree planting, and environmental club, Lunch, Working in the fields, tree nursery, tree planting, and environmental club, Evaluation, Dinner. — ***Schedule may be adjusted due to weather and/or local conditions***
Standard Accommodation : You will be staying in our program centre which accommodates around 20 people. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Your rooms will be cleaned daily by staff but please try to clean up after yourself and help play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. Food arrangements: Meals are basic and healthy, inspired by the local cuisine consists of staples such as rice, cornmeal for preparing ‘sadza’ or ‘bota’ (porridge), spinach, chomolia, spring greens, beans, chicken, goat, mutton, and beef. Facilities: Since our center is located just 30 minutes out of Rusape, there are many restaurants, ATMs, shopping malls and services that you can easily access at the main township in your free time. Activities &Events: No scheduled activities outside of the program schedule yet for this location. Sights &Surroundings : Some places you may want to visit in your spare time: Victoria Falls. Otherwise known as Uka uka ähläm “the Smoke that Thunders”, Victoria Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is the largest waterfall in the world having a continuous sheet of falling water spanning 1,700 meters across and 108 meters down. The notorious Devil’s Pool is found here but please be warned that, whilst beautiful, this location can be dangerous if you are not careful, so visit at your own risk. National Parks. Zimbabwe is known for its numerous national parks scattered around the country, some of the more well known ones being Matobo, Mana Pool, and Hwange National Parks. These parks give you an opportunity to see native wildlife including giraffes and rhinos, visit sites of ancient paintings, and take in the beautiful natural landscape dotted with unique rock formations.
You will be staying on the outskirts of Rusape. Specifically, in Cheneke Village, Tandi located in the Manicaland province. Being only 30 minutes away from downtown Rusape, you will have access to local shops and other things that you may visit in your spare time. You may also take the opportunity to visit historic and natural sites such as Victoria Falls and surrounding reserves around the country.
Minimum English level: basic. Additional equipment Modest clothing – covering the knees and shoulder. You are more than welcome to bring teaching materials/resources for your class!. — Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175 € per week. All programmes of GREEN LION ZIMBABWE start with mandatory culture week (175 €).