Lodging and meals will be provided during the project. Lodging may be in local citizens’ homes in somewhat limited conditions or actually camping on the facility property in tents. Either way, there may be occasional power outages and only limited hot water for bathing, etc.
Working in the developing world presents special rewards and challenges. It offers the chance to make a positive difference in people’s lives in a much more dramatic way than in Western nations. Participants will have the opportunity to represent their individual countries, as well as Foundation Outreach International, and in a limited way help advance the cause of global unity coupled with international cooperation. While the comfort and safety of our young adult volunteers is paramount in our planning; nonetheless, participants should be prepared for spartan, minimal living conditions and the chance for great personal growth in meeting these challenges.
Participants will serve as teachers, conducting basic conversational English classes for adults and youth in rural Zambia. Training in teaching English as a second language (ESL) would be helpful, but is not necessary. Willingness to train on the teaching method in the months prior to the project will be necessary.
Foundation Outreach International has designed the programs to help motivated young adults connect with Zambian citizens through service. This dimension of leadership and service will be awakened and directed toward our vision of “Doing a World of Good.” To that end, all participants should understand that their involvement in this project should lead them to:
Pre-trip teleconference and training coupled with post-project discussion of these outcomes will be asked of all service project participants.
Estimated Cost to FOI Service Project Participants: Airfare to Lusaka, Zambia ($2,600 minus $1,300 FOI Volunteer Airfare Scholarship = $1,300), malaria meds ($100), travel health insurance ($60), visa ($100) and pocket money ($150). (All ground transport, room, and board costs will be paid for by FOI funding.) While we believe these costs are accurate, all participants should be prepared for costs being slightly higher.
Total estimated cost per service project volunteer = approximately $1,700.