Tag: Africa


Friday was a sad day. Not only was it our last day volunteering, but it was also the last day of Holiday Club at Zambezi Sawmills. We decided to do an extra fun day for the kids and take lots of pictures with them. The kids are immediately drawn towards the camera. They love to get their picture taken and see what they look like....

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The kids all seemed supercharged the day after Christmas. A few of the boys came to class with this same shirt on.. hilarious! One of the boys named Chile really wanted to learn about how plants grow, so we did today’s lesson on weather and plants. It was amazing to see how much they already knew about plants and how much they enjoyed learning more...

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Tuesday we had a bit of a different day with the kids at school. A film crew from Greece was visiting for a few days to get some footage for their TV show. The crew came to class with us and did their own lessons about art and Greece that the kids absolutely loved. At the end of Holiday Club the kids got a special...

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Monday began a new week with the kiddies! We did a Christmas day with them, so we started off with a writing activity and then for their craft they got to make Christmas cards that they could keep or give away if they wanted to. Check out some of the kids’ holiday wishes here. “We make a living by what we get, but we make...

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6:30 am pick up and heading to Mukuni Big Five Safaris to play with some of the big animals of Africa. We started out with the lions, the kings of the jungle. After getting briefed on how to properly approach the animals, we ventured out into their arena. It was so cool to get up close to the lions and pet them. The lions that...

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Woke up to beautiful weather on Saturday morning and ready to go see Victoria Falls! We took a taxi there are were greeted by a baboon family when we arrived. We had to be careful we didn’t have any bags from Shop Rite, the local grocery store, when we visited the falls because the baboons know that those bags mean food and they will attack...

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Friday was England day! The kids were so excited to eat biscuits in class and make really cool crowns like the Royal Family wears. After letting them play outside for a while, we decided to try and do some writing with them. It was difficult because the kids are of such a wide age range (2 to 14 years old) so we don’t want to...

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“How can we expect our children to know and experience the joy of giving unless we teach them that the greater pleasure in life lies in the art of giving rather than receiving.” -James Cash Penny We taught our first lesson today: America day! We taught the kids about snow, American football, Thanksgiving, and more. They were pretty intrigued when they saw pictures of snow, and...

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Today’s lesson: Under The Sea! We started helping out more in the classroom as we began to get more comfortable teaching and working with the kids. They loved learning about the different sea creatures and we even did a craft so they could color different fish, octopus, coral, and seaweed. We put them all up on the bulletin board in the back to give them...

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