Help improve the health of local villagers by ensuring they have nutritious food to eat. In this project you’ll be working in community gardens, teaching agricultural lessons at local schools and improving the overall nutrition intake of villagers. That’s because you will be using the food you grow in the village garden to serve up nourishing meals for everyone living there.
Your gap volunteer home will be on the outskirts of Rusape in Tandi’s Cheneke Village. This sits in the Manicaland province. Around 30 minutes walk from Rusape, you will have access to local shops, as well as natural sites, including the incredible Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe has a tropical climate with arid areas in the south, extreme heat in the Valley, and cool temperatures with the highest rainfall in the region in the Eastern Highlands. Temperatures at higher altitudes vary from 12o degrees in winter to 24o degrees in summer. In lower altitudes temperature can reach a sweltering 38o degrees during summer in lowland valleys. The rain season is from November to March while the cool, dry season stretches from May to August.
The Zimbabwean culture is rich with its people, arts, music, and religion. Music is still derived from traditional rhythms and sounds created by local instruments such as the ‘mbira’ (miniature piano) and ‘marimba’ (wooden xylophone). Stone sculptures of animals and folklore can be found around markets.
Christianity os prevalent across Zimbabwe, but you’ll still find individuals practicing traditional beliefs.
Monday to Friday
Every morning you will breakfast before heading out for a day’s work at the project. This could involve working in the local gardens, teaching at schools and demonstrating the importance of a balanced and nutritional diet to the local community by cooking for them.
Each day on this volunteer gap project in Zimbabwe will be similar but none exactly the same. Volunteering hours will vary between 9am and 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. The evenings and weekends will be yours with which to relax and explore this very beautiful country.
***Schedule may be adjusted due to weather and/or local conditions***