November 22-December 2, 2012
In our continued partnership with J-Life Africa, we will be leaving on Thanksgiving Day. We will fly to Ndola, Zambia to do finish work, cleaning and light construction to prepare the new training center for its official opening in January. The list of jobs includes painting (inside and outside), installing faucets, constructing bunk beds, hanging curtains, tile work, and installing burglar bars on the window. The team also will be doing local service/outreach work in the surrounding community. We will stay in the center and local volunteers will help prepare our meals. Conditions will be similar to a camp (sleeping on mats, two showers…no hot water, two toilets). Check out www.jlife.org.za for more info.
Cost: $1900-2000 estimate ($22 per day, vehicle rental & airfare)
Team Size: 24-30 max…children with parent(s) will be allowed
You will need a valid passport and recommended vaccinations.
Zambia’s population (13,881,336) comprises more than 70 Bantu-speaking ethnic groups. Some ethnic groups are small, and only three have enough people to constitute at least 10% of the population. Most Zambians are subsistence farmers. The predominant religion is a blend of traditional beliefs and Christianity; Christianity is the official national religion and English is the official language. Expatriates, a majority of whom are British (about 15,000) and South African, live mainly in Lusaka and in the Copperbelt in northern Zambia, where they are employed in mines and related activities. Zambia also has a small but economically important Asian population, most of whom are Indians. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is ravaging Zambia. Approximately 13.5% of Zambians are infected by HIV. Over 800,000 Zambian children have lost one or both of their parents due to HIV/AIDS. Life expectancy at birth is 52.36 years.