|Date:||May 13-31, 2013|
|Estimated Cost:||$3,800 per person|
|Leaders:||Emily Lindquist & Cooper Lane|
|Partner:||Hope Ministries & Spark Ventures|
Zambia has moved from being a major copper producer and potentially one of the continent's richest countries at independence in 1964 to one of the poorest. 63% of the Zambian people live on less than one dollar per day. At least one out of every seven Zambians is infected with HIV/AIDS, which means almost every family in Zambia is affected by the disease.
The team will spend their time doing a variety of activities including playing with the children at the orphanage, reading to the children in the school, construction projects, assisting with the child sponsorship program, helping out with health programs, and a medical clinic. Students will stay in host homes and eat meals prepared by their host families. There will also be opportunities to visit churches and participate in cultural activities. This team consists of half nursing students who are enrolled in the Community Health class with Professor Heather Duncan.
Hope Ministries Zambia has established an orphanage in Ndola, Zambia for children who have lost their parents because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These children receive food, clothing and education, along with support for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Hope hires teachers, provides school supplies and serves hot meals several times a week to the children. Visit Spark Ventures at the link below to learn more, see photos and watch videos of Hope Ministries' progress.
Health Information for Travelers to Zambia