CONSTRUCTION EFFORT 2018
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends).
- Code : G/ZMB/CE2018
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 98
The Green Lion
Many local villagers need help with renovation and light construction. The little they earn goes towards their daily expenses, so it is common for their living quarters to be left in bad condition for long periods of time. This situation extends to communal areas such as schools, temples, and clinics too. They are usually in need of more funding and their maintenance budget tends to be very small or not considered a priority. This is where we saw a way to help! By providing materials for repair, renovation and light construction, and using labour from our participants, we can assist the community while allowing you to engage with the community while helping them out! Our project coordinator will find the most suitable and more urgent work needed for you. Usually this will mean housing renovation and light construction like painting. Other typical tasks could be repairing chairs, tables, building walls or toilets. Tasks will depend on local conditions and what is needed at the time, but you can expect to be working 4-5 hours a day.
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!