This program takes place in Livingstone, Zambia, where the famous Victoria Falls is literally located in your backyard. There are a variety of internship opportunities and activities for students interested in areas critical to international and community development. These include: teaching and community development; gender equality and girl empowerment; and environmental sustainability.
Teaching and community development interns work alongside local teachers in rural primary schools that are overwhelmed with children wanting to learn. Gender equality and girl empowerment interns support, educate and encourage adolescent girls as they become empowered young women in their community. They also educate/encourage local boys and men about gender equality and overcoming male/female stereotypes. Environmental sustainability interns work closely with the local communities, devising ways to educate residents about the importance of effective waste management and coming up with strategies, like eco-bricking, to recycle or upcycle existing plastic waste. Students will also join in a variety of development projects that help uplift the community including After School Care, Reading Club, Adult Literacy Class, Girl Empowerment, and Life Skills workshops. This region of Africa is one of the world’s top safari destinations, so we have included a two-day safari trip to Botswana’s outstanding Chobe National Park. This program is in partnership with Kaya Responsible Travel and African Impact. You can learn more at www.byuglobalhealth.org