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Fundraising Volunteers, Zambia

Written by Zambia Intern Morgan Domijan Margaux, Hélène and Laura Before arriving in Livingstone, Zambia, Margaux, Hélène and Laura from Belgium held multiple fundraisers to support The Happy Africa Foundation and African Impact. They stepped out of the box and fundraised through unique projects. But how? The three hosted their 18th birthday party where all

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My Zambian Adventure

In July we had the pleasure of welcoming GlobalGiving staff member Aleia Bucci to Zambia. Aleia spend time with African Impact and ourselves visiting some of our projects in Livingstone. Her is her story about her time with us. ‘African Impact, an organization that connects volunteers to local projects in Africa, has been around for

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Dumela Lodge Craft Shop

Two months ago the Dumela Bar got moved into what used to be the Reception to make space for the brand new project office. With the move the opportunity arose to expand on the bar activities by adding locally produced souvenirs to the assortment. Now two month later we have a total of 6 local

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Leaving Ireland for Zanzibar

Our new Zanzibar intern, Lauren, wanted to use her skills, to travel and gain a tan that didn’t come from a bottle! She was searching for an opportunity that combined working in a charity with an amazing destination. What really drew her to this particular internship was our projects. “Two weeks ago I packed up

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My Life as an Intern

I came to Livingstone initially for 6 months not knowing what I would find in a country I’d never been to and a charity I didn’t yet know much about. I was excited and I was nervous, but I hadn’t even begun to imagine what an amazing experience this would be.

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Wildlife Crocodile Centre Trip

This month in St Lucia we were able to take our ‘After School Club’ children on an Educational Trip to Kwazulu-Natal Wildlife Crocodile Centre. The children were able to build their knowledge on anti-poaching and general conservation for the beautiful animals we share our home here with in St Lucia.

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Learning to Dream

African Impacts Girl Impact volunteer, Alison Vorsatz, explains the importance of how gender equality needs to begin from a young age. One of the weeks themes was all about breaking out of the box and making the children realise they can dream to have a career in whatever they would like.

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GAPA Goes to the Beach

In Cape Town, the Easter holiday signaled the years first extracurricular enrichment trip with Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA). Over four days from 29th March – 1 April The Happy Africa Foundation, in partnership with African Impact, planned two unforgettable experiences for the children.

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Caring for the Elderly

Toby Childs spent a week volunteering with African Impact at Langoni Old Peoples Home to get a better understanding of their program and impact. 

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Swimming on the Brink of Victoria Falls

As we were reading Time Out Magazine we came accross this great article describing Devils Pool, on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.

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