CULTURE WEEK 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme.
- Code : G/ZMB/CW2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
This program is an essential way for you to understand Zambian culture and give you an opportunity to learn about its rich history. Not only will it make your trip more enjoyable, it will also help you to understand it’s way of life better and become familiar with the location, making your stay more comfortable. The Culture Week is the perfect way to learn more about the local people, culture, customs, language and so much more. During this week, you will visit highlights of the amazing town of Monze, a small town in the southern province of Zambia. The Culture Week will kick off with an introduction to Zambian customs, do’s and dont’s and language classes. Later on, you can expect to visit Choma, the capital of the southern province of Zambia where the government offices, zoo and hot springs are located. You will also have the opportunity to visit a shrine/ceremonial site where the Tonga speaking people in Zambia used to pray for rain and protection from any calamities which endangered the people’s lives before missionaries arrived. Throughout the week you will also have the opportunity to participate in Zambian cooking classes, walks around the town, picnics and sightseeing in the outdoors, and more!
About the Accommodation : Our center is located in Monze, the southern province of Zambia. It’s about 2.5 hours from the capital, Lusaka, and around 3 hours from airport. You will stay in a dorm-style center with other participants. Each house accommodates 12 people with rooms shared between 4-8 people (separate genders) and a shared bathroom that has a flushing toilet and shower. Food Arrangements : The staple food of Monze is Nhima (corn flour) but you will find rice for example in some restaurants that offer international foods. For this program you will find yourself dining on healthy local Zambian foods like nhima, potato, bread, meat, fish, lots of vegetable, nuts and eggs and sometimes rice and spaghetti.
Monze is a small town (population 30,000) in the Southern Province of Zambia. The town is named after Chief Monze, widely acknowledged as the spiritual leader of the district’s Tonga people. It is a small farming town, with many of the locals involved in the agricultural industry. Though small, It has basic necessities and services easily within reach. Its people are quite open and friendly to foreigners, even though it’s tourism industry is not very developed. It may seem simpler than busier cities, but you will feel warm and at home in this small town!
Additional Equipment : Modest clothing for the school visit, i.e. covering the knees and shoulders.