Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends).
- Code : G/ZMB/A2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
Agriculture is a big part of Zambia’s economy and is a primary source of income in many parts of the country. Zambian farmers spend their lives harvesting fruits, vegetables and coffee as well as taking care of their livestock. But more recently, even Zambian families are becoming farmers! Creating a home garden is becoming popular due to its sustainability and costs savings on food. With even a small piece of land, a family can survive on its vegetation in a healthy way. It is a great way to support themselves! On this program you will be part of a campaign to educate locals in the Monze village in all aspects of community farming and gardening methods. Through the program you will learn more about the difference between natural and corporate farming and understand the most natural and effective ways to grow vegetation in difficult soil. You will also learn and be a part of educating others on nutrition and health, sharing useful and practical information to the locals involved in the program. Experience in the field is a plus, but not necessary as local coordinators will be able to give you all you need to know. Working up close with the local farmers and villagers will not only teach you new skills, but will get you immersed in a new culture and lifestyle.
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!