1st week in Mazabuka Zambia

SERVE Volunteer Áine Levis (2023) writes a short blog about the welcome ceremony and the various tasks the group is doing in their 1st week in Mazabuka, Zambia.

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well! Just a few snap shots of what we got up to here in Mazabuka this week!

We were welcomed by the children from the Assumption Youth Parish on Saturday evening with traditional Zambian songs and dances at the welcoming ceremony.

We then sang Oró Sé Do Bheatha ‘Bhaile while two other volunteers played the tin whistle and ukulele. On Monday we started painting the walls of the Assumption Parish community house which is rented out in order to bring money back into the local community and is where we are currently staying.

On Tuesday we facilitated a Youth Cultural Exchange Workshop with the Assumption Parish Youth Centre and we also continued painting the Assumption Parish house with the help of the locals!

On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we facilitated English classes, art classes and sports activities at Luyobolola Community School. We also started to paint the school walls here with the children and the wall that we will be painting a mural on with the children.

We also started to plan the mural with the children and discussed what Mazabuka and community means to them.

We also facilitated English classes at St Patrick’s Secondary School on Wednesday and Thursday evening. Earlier today we visited Flamboyant School which is a school for children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

We also visited Nchete house which is a women’s centre that teaching women the skill of tailoring. Looking forward to another three weeks here.

Thank you once again for all of your donations and continuous support that has made my journey here possible.

Best wishes,


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