Volunteers in Dream Factory Zambia
Over the years we had many young people here with us in Zambia, who want to experience the life in a third world country and help where they can. These volunteers benefit greatly from working in another culture and in a different environment. You will experience first hand how life is in Zambia. And furthermore, the lives of the Zambian children, youth and women that are in Dream Factory's projects are also being enriched. It's a win- win situation.
In Dream Factory we believe that we all have a role to play, and by the help of volunteers, we can reach further. Dream Factory functions as a connecting link between volunteers and the work/projects here in Zambia. Your first contact is with our former daily leaders in Zambia, now living in Denmark. They will tell you about your possibilities and answer your questions.
Our staff in Zambia is responsible for making a working schedule that suits the individual volunteer, and arrange all the practical issues. They will be your daily contact and guide during your time in Zambia. You can help in our football programme, our womens programme, in local schools or orphanages. Two possible place to help is Buyantanshi Community School and Transient home - read about them below.
Volunteers stay at "Dream House" for a reasonable cost. Food and other living costs are covered by the volunteer in addition. The house contains room, bathroom, kitchen and washing facilities, as well as a large nice garden. You can see some pictures above from the house.
The Dream House is also the base for our office, and is based on a safe ground with walls all around next to a trusted Zambian family. In this way, we can offer a safe place, and a house full of life with different people. The house is situated in an area where you will experience the local community, and in biking distance from the town center and the places the volunteers work.
Should the need arise, Dream Factory will communicate between the individual volunteer and their families. Read recommendations from former volunteers here and get a feeling of what you can experience in Zambia.
Contact us (HERE) if you have questions or are considering coming here as a volunteer, and we will be in contact with you.
We have a more comprehensive volunteer manual with many practical informations you need to know before coming to Zambia. We e-mail this manual to you, when you have shown interest in coming to volunteer.
Buyantanshi Community School
One of our partners 'Buyantanshi' is a great place where there are many opportunities to work with children and young people both in and after school hours.
It is a community school, which has 370 students from kindergarten to grade 7. In addition, they also functions as an orphanage that houses 70 boys and girls. There is therefore plenty of opportunities to work with the children, whether it's through education, play time or sports.
Twapia Transient home
Below are some pictures taken from Twapia Transient Home.This is a foster home for girls between the ages of 3 to 18. They are a happy bunch and will always welcome you with big smiles and hugs. Our volunteers visit the girls weekly and spend some time playing games with them,making crafts,encouraging them and just having a good time with them.One common thing our previous volunteers have said about the girls home is that every time you arrive there, its just like meeting old friends, and they always leave you feeling like the visit was much appreciated.