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AFRO EDGE – ZAMBIA VOLUNTEER PROJECT PROFILE

Introduction

Afro Edge is a project established in 2012 in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and later expanded to Livingstone, Zambia. The purpose is to mobilize international volunteers to support community development initiatives. Our aim is to promote new insights of the world and collective social responsibility, cultivate leadership and organizational skills, improve communication and problem-solving skills, and improve the capability to work efficiently with different cultures. We seek to increase volunteers’ spheres of knowledge of cultural diversity and respect for others. We believe that every human being has to do their part in the bid to make the world a better place by encouraging international volunteering.

The formation of Afro Edge was a response to the continued dwindling financial support to community projects. The idea is based on the notion that sharing experiences, volunteering expertise and building leadership skills could be more beneficial and sustainable now and in the future. We seek to provide volunteer adventure activities that do not only make lasting impressions but significant changes to the communities we serve. We are different from other volunteer organizations because of a strong emphasis to our three-way linkage of volunteerism to development and eco-tourism.

Our obligation is to collectively working with local and international communities to support and empower children and youth through volunteer activities and sustainable development initiatives for the benefit of present and future generations. We believe that the world’s inequalities between the world’s rich and the poor are perpetrated by lack of understanding and appreciation of human diversity, the power of sharing knowledge and helping one another.