Recreational services are a key component of childcare and development. The United Nations Convention on the Right of a Child illustrates the right of the child to rest, leisure, play, recreational activities, cultural life and the arts (Article 31). Recreational services and infrastructure has drastically collapsed over the past decade in Zimbabwe. Children are trapped in risky environments for the access of basic recreational services. International volunteers who join us in this program have a rare opportunity to engage with children through innovative indoor and outdoor play sessions drawing children out of risky zones. In this program, volunteers will plan indoor and outdoor play activities together with our local team. We make use of traditional games as well as locally available resources to developing play equipment.

What you will do…

International volunteers will work with children aged 5 to 15 years of age and youth between the ages 16 to 25 through both play and educational support. Unemployment rate among young people is high and teenage problems are increasingly impacting on the future of children. As an international volunteer, your role is to give hope to the children whose lives are blurred due to the challenges they face on a day to day basis. It is an opportunity to put smiles on the faces of these children and bring back optimism through boosting their esteem and confidence levels.