AGRICULTURE AND FEEDING
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/AF2017
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
THE GREEN LION ZIMBABWE
In rural Zimbabwe, some villages need a bit of support to get healthy, nutritious food for themselves or their families. Kids at school sometimes aren’t functioning at a high level as the food that is available and provided by the school, such as plain porridge, do not have enough nutrients or vitamins for the growing children’s minds. — In order to help nurture this next generation we work with nutrition gardens that are committed to educating the community on how to practice good, balanced, nutrition in their own homes. — This program will have you work in community gardens, nurseries, villager’s houses, and schools, as a part of spreading awareness to their agriculture and nutrition lessons. — You’ll be taking part in planting, watering, and harvesting crops such as cabbage, carrot, tomato, peas, banana, orange, and mango. — You will also be involved with cooking and serving nutritional food from our gardens to the local children and students! Aims &Objectives: Improve the village children’s nutritional intake, Give you an experience of local Zimbabwe through agriculture and teaching, Assist the program staff with extra hands, Develop your gardening and culinary skills using local Zimbabwean practices. Schedule : You can expect to work around 4-5 hours per day. Below is what a typical day might look like: Monday to Friday, Breakfast, Working in the fields, gardening, cooking and feeding, Lunch, Working in the fields, gardening, cooking and feeding, 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 €).