As promised please find the details about the upcoming HOPE Youth Corps project in Zambia. Please let me know if you have any questions and I will try to help. Please note this is open to families, singles, campus, teens and couples as long as those who are not travelling with their families are over 15 years old. Registration begins this Thursday, 1st December via the link below!
advice can be given on how to fund raise to pay for your place 🙂 I hope that Thames Valley Church will be able to represent with as many volunteers as possible!
DATES: last 2 weeks of July 2017
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.hopeww.org/hyc
ORGANIZER: NADINE TEMPLER (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2017 Lusaka HYC Description
Zambia is known as the REAL Africa, it boasts some of the continents best wildlife and breath-taking natural attractions but it has some very impoverished and vulnerable communities as well. In July 2017 Lusaka, will host a HYC group for 2 weeks of volunteering, fun activities and service in the lord. The volunteer work will take place in Mtendere which is a high-density housing compound in a very poor area in the Eastern part of Lusaka which is the capital city of Zambia.
HOPE worldwide ZAMBIA (HwwZ) will be renovating Mtendere Preschool and transforming it into an ECD (Early Childhood Development) Centre. The preschool is currently in a rundown state with a broken toilet system, understaffed teaching workforce and without a library or toys for the kids. Many of the children who currently attend Mtendere Pre-school are from vulnerable households.
The ECD Centre will boost early year’s education for children aged 6 months to 6 years old in Mtendere and the surrounding areas. Our plan also includes setting up the pre-school with good programs, development plans for the teachers, a review of processes, curriculum and lesson plans, building a new toilet block at the site, and setting up a book and toy library.
During their 2-weeks stay in the country, HYC volunteers work will include: decorative work e.g painting; putting up posters; setting up classrooms; gardening; developing programmes and lessons for children; developing a teacher training plan and setting up a book and toy library. Specialized skill sets are encouraged but all are welcome to lend a hand in helping set up a great preschool that we believe will change the lives of many kids by giving them the tools that they need to survive this world.
The 2017 Lusaka HYC will teach you to connect to God in completely new ways such as worship through service, gratitude and spiritual growth that comes from empathy. Expect to have your faith in God and love for your fellow man stretched like you never have before.
Lastly, expect lots of fun activities and exploration. With themed evenings such as Game Night, Karaoke Night, Folk Tale Night and a Wacky talent show; there’ll be no dull moments during your stay. The visit to Lilayi Lodge will give HYC volunteers a chance to get close up and personal with earth’s largest mammal at the Elephant Orphanage. Also on offer are game drives, guided walks and horseback safaris for volunteers who want to view a variety of Antelope, Wildebeest, Zebra, Giraffe and the myriad bird-life.
So, if you are looking to grow your faith, love and walk with God through service and are up for a fun time and exploration then join us in Lusaka for HOPE Youth Corps 2017.
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