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Beautiful Gate Zambia

Teacher at Community School

This chance provides you an opportunity to help motivate and guide orphans and vulnerable children towards a successful career path and ultimately a better future!

What we do?

We strive to meet 'educational needs' of of orphans and vulnerable children by providing them quality and affordable education. Our school is guided by 3 key principles - mental nourishment, physical development and spiritual enrichment: 

  • Mental nourishment - our team of dedicated teachers always ensure that students under their tutelage receive quality education to stimulate their minds and further enhance their mental development.   
  • Physical development - all work and no play made Jack a dull boy. Every Friday, students gather at the playground for sessions of physical education.  They are made to undergo rigorous exercises that enhance their physical development. 
  • Spiritual enrichment - each day, students assemble in the school hall for a time of devotion before lessons commence.  

Our History

Before Beautiful Gate Community School got established in February, 2003. Prior to the school being set up in Robert shanty compound, there wasn't a single school in the area. Most of the times, children would be seen running around the compound in tattered clothes and unkempt hair during school hours or playing on rubbish dumps while sifting for any useful scrap material that they could convert into toys. Initially, the school operated from a two-bedroomed house within the township, with 45 students in attendance and three members of staff. Two years later, funds were sourced to build a proper school at its current location in the outskirts of the Township. The school has since grown and can now boast of 600 students from baby class through to grade 9! The average age of students in the school would normally range from 3 to 18 years. .Whereas most of these children have either lost one or both parents, some of them come from poverty stricken homes whereby a single meal is the order of the day. In order to enable these children concentrate in class, we endearvor to offer them meals whenever they report for school. Apart from this, we also provide school uniforms and shoes to those who may not afford such.   

Currently, there are about 15 teachers working in our school either as full time staff or volunteers assisted by a team of 4 auxiliary workers. 

Our Mission

"Molding children into responsible citizens by nourishing them mentally, physically and spiritually through quality and affordable education." 

Our Vision

To raise the next generation of professionals in diverse capacities as judges, lawyers, doctors, accountants, teachers, engineers, architects etc even from the unlikeliest of places such as Robert shanty compound. 

Goals of our school

Our goals are in line with the following four (4) 2015 millennium development goals on education:

  1. Expand early childhood care and education - we have a deliberate policy to encourage the girl child to be in school to demystify traditional beliefs that a woman's place is in the kitchen and not in the classroom.  
  2. Increase adult literacy by 50 percent - we have introduced adult literacy targeting mainly those that may have dropped out of school for one reason or another to curve a better future for themselves.
  3. Achieve gender parity - this can only be attained if women are granted equal access to education.
  4. Improve the quality of education - although we are a community school, we are always keen to hire enthusiastic and highly qualified individuals. 

Role of volunteers

In the face of limited financial capacity, volunteers always come in handy to compliment the efforts of non-profit organizations in whatever capacity they are called to serve. In this particular case, it is anticipated that volunteers will bring along a wealth of skills and talents to help inculcate knowledge into the minds of orphans and vulnerable children. However, due to cultural, language and societal barriers that may arise, volunteer teachers may be assigned to work hand in hand with local staff as assistant teachers until such a time that they are able to execute duties on their own.       

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+

Typical day

We commence duties at 07.30 hours. Before classes begin at 08.00 hours, there's always school assembly where school management take time to communicate vital information to students. Classes go on a tea break at 10.00 hours and again for lunch at 12.00 hours. We would then finish off at 16.00 hours. 
Volunteers shall obviously work with local people as assistant teachers. Possible tasks for teachers would include but not limited to the following:
    
  • Preparing lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment, and demonstrations.
  • Presenting subject matter to students under the direction and guidance of teachers, using lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods.
  • Tutoring and assisting children individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Supervising students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, school yards, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
  • Conducting demonstrations to teach such skills as sports, dancing, and handicrafts.
  • Distributing teaching materials such as textbooks, workbooks, papers, and pencils to students.
  • Distributing tests and homework assignments, and collect them when they are completed.
  • Enforcing administration policies and rules governing students.
  • Grading homework and tests, and compute and record results, using answer sheets or electronic marking devices.
  • Instructing and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Observing students' performance, and record relevant data to assess progress.
  • Organizing and label materials, and display students’ work in a manner appropriate for their eye levels and perceptual skills.
  • Organizing and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Participating in teacher-parent conferences regarding students’ progress or problems.
  • Planning, preparing, and developing various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts, and graphs.
  • Preparing lesson outlines and plans in assigned subject areas, and submit outlines to teachers for review.
  • Providing extra assistance to students with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Taking class attendance, and maintain attendance records.

Details on Arrival

Volunteers can join the program throughout the year. Although schools go on recess during the months of April, August and December, there's always other work to do such as reaching out to the street kids, participating in community outreach and helping organize youth camps that take place during school holidays. 

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s). Of course, there is an exception for children that are accompanied by their parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Math, English, Science, Accounts, ICT and Geograph at High school, college or university qualification. level
Required Documents
Bio data
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Work experience would be an added advantage.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 07:30 - 16:00

Any questions? Just ask. We at Beautiful Gate Zambia are happy to help you.

Contact Project Coordinator

Free-time activities

There's a complete package of exciting activities that you can enjoy both within and off campus during free time! We've sports fields where our you and of course local staff can spoil yourselves to games such as volleyball, netball and football. We also have a farm in the countryside where you can go camping or for picnics over the weekend. 

In case you wish to experience life outside campus, there's a long list of places of interest to consider: There's the Countryside resort that one may visit for fishing escapades, not far from us! 

In a mood to view game? 

Well.....you can always take a 2 hour trip to Chimfunshi Orphanage Trust to view Chimpanzees and listen to interesting stories. This is the place where they offer sanctuary to Chimpanzees and Monkeys from abroad where the rich keep them as pets but immediately dump them once the are deemed to have grown too old and became dangerous! 45 minutes from our location, there's a game reserve where you may enjoy viewing animals such as Kudus, impalas, giraffes, crocodiles and snakes.     

If you're up to more adventure and wish to explore our touristic attractions further, you may as well hop into a train and find your way to our Livingstone! Once you're in the tourist capital, you may not only marvel at the Mighty Victoria Falls, which is one of the 7 wonders of the world, but also come face to face with the big 5 (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo)!

If your bodies are aching and feel like stretching your muscles, you can always go boat cruising and swimming or mountain climbing and bush trailing in the dense Mwekera Forest.

Feel like sending souvenirs back home to family and friends or indeed something to remind yourself of Africa? Well........you don't have to look further because there are several curio markets within our city where you can purchase such treasured items!            

Water Sports
Swimming
Climbing
Safari/Zoo
Hiking
Sports
Contact & Reservation
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18+
age
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Airport Pickup
Housing
Food
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Airport Pickup at Ndola

Our team is always on standby to pick up volunteers from the airport and drive them to the project site. 

Accommodation
Accomodation is quite basic and includes the following:
  • Bed and mattress
  • Toilet and sink (either inside or outside the room, depending on availability of the room)
  • Cooking facility & cooking pots (either gas stove or two-plate cooker)
  • Fridge/freezer (either inside or outside the room, depending on availability of the room)
  • Plates, cups and cutlery
  • Electricity
  • Running water/shower
  • Internet (fee-paying)
Living quarters are located right within the school campus grounds. 
Bedroom (Single) Bedroom (Double)
Food & Beverages

Breakfast

Oatmeal, cereals, bread, tea or coffee

Glass of juice/bottle of water

Lunch

A sandwich made with two slices of 100-percent whole grain bread, egg, three ounces of chicken breast, mayonnaise or mustard, a tomato slice, and lettuce

A bottle of water or juice

Dinner

Pasta

Rice with chicken or beef, vegetables

Pap with fish and vegetables

Chips with chicken and vegetables

Tea or Coffee  

NB: Vegetarian dish is also available on request. 

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
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Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

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Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$200.00
5 weeks
$225.00
12 weeks (max. stay)
$600.00
Average fees
$50.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Kitwe/Zambia between 4 weeks and 12 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Beautiful Gate Zambia will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Beautiful Gate Zambia during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Plot F842/Y184 Tafuna Drive, 22148, 10101 Kitwe, Zambia zoom="6"

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