We need volunteers!

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to a school in an authentic African village, look no further!  

You don't need to be a teacher to come and help us at Simoonga Thandizani Trust school!

As long as you come with an open heart and some skills that can benefit the children and/or the operation of our school you are most welcome. Volunteers are free to stay with us for their comfortable length of stay.  The school kindly requests  volunteers to help us with a small contribution of $8 per night for accommodation provided by the school. This contribution goes towards children's education. We provide free Zambian lunch to volunteers on school days, from Monday to Friday. Breakfast and dinner have to be organised by volunteers themselves. 

Volunteers are very welcome to fundraise for the school through family and friends.


Volunteers work  alongside teachers in the classrooms and when doing co-curricular activities. The school day is from 07:30 to 15:30 hours-mornings for teaching and learning, and afternoons for co-curricular programs.

Weekends are free for volunteers to do personal activities such as the Mighty Victoria Falls Tour, game park, shopping and visiting local markets.

What is a day at Simoonga school like?

Our school day begins at 7:30am and finishes at 3:30pm. Break time is from 10:00am - 10:30am and lessons then resume until 1.00pm. After lunch the kids go to the playground where you can join them if you want. Lessons then start again at 2:00pm until 3.30pm.

As a volunteer you determine your schedule and are free to join for as much of the day as you like but we do ask for a minimum of 5 hours per day.

Friday afternoons, Saturday and Sunday are free which is a great opportunity for you to take part in the many sightseeing opprortunities in and around Livingstone and also to interact with the locals in the village.

We can't wait to meet you!

You can find us at: https://www.workaway.info/492535659648-en.html

For more information please contact our school director Edwin Nguni:

  • Email: muketrust@yahoo.com
  • Tel: +260 978 172 367
  • Tel/WhatApp: +260 955 504 975