Jennifer Gilligan Chikuni 2017 - Suas volunteer

Myself and seven others, spent 6 weeks teaching in radio-schools in Chikuni, in the Southern Province of Zambia.

We were paired between three different schools; Chloe and I with our school, Namakube.
The school itself was very under-resourced but the enthusiasm and energy from the children made it an extremely enjoyable environment to be working in.
My teaching partner, Chloe, brought over a set of football jerseys from her club in Offaly (Rhode), which were a big hit with the kids!
Every day we spent at school would be filled with football matches, reading stories, playing games (duck-duck goose) and trying to teach the letter sounds.
Chloe and I on our last day with the teachers in the school, Garfield, Bristol, Gift & Kelvin.

Team Chikuni

At the weekends, our team made the most of our two days off and visited the capital, Lusaka, Kabwe (where two more Suas teams were staying), Livingstone (and Victoria falls) and also crossed the boarder into Botswana to go on Safari in Chobe.
This summer, myself and seven other girls had no expectations of what Zambia would be like. We came back with a new sense of self and so so eager for others to go and experience what we did. Nobody can tell you how unbelievable and special this placement is, well they can, but why not try it for yourself!

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