With schools closed over the Christmas break, the Holiday Club at Monde Primary School proved to be very successful, with an average attendance of 23 children each lesson.
Although these sessions are designed to be fun for the children, they also allow community volunteers the important opportunity to spend time working one-to-one with those students who have been falling behind in lessons. With subjects including hygiene, science and story reading, along with extra work on maths and English, the children showed a great thirst to continue learning during their time off.
At the end of a hardworking year, community garden project members gathered together at Victoria Falls Old People's Home for a meeting and end of year celebration.
The get together was the perfect opportunity for members from each of the gardens to get to know each other while sharing ideas and offering support and inspiration for the coming year. Community volunteers prepared a special meal before spending time socialising with the gardeners.
2013 was an amazing year for everyone involved in the garden projects, with each one proving to be a great success. Lion Encounter volunteers worked very hard throughout the year, investing a lot of time in assisting the community gardeners in their efforts. Thanks to the hardworking and determined project members for a busy, but rewarding 12 months. We now look forward to an even greater year ahead with an increase in crop production.
Other people in the local community have been busy showing off their skills too. A talent show was held recently for children from the Victoria Falls Orphanage to showcase their love of dancing, singing and acting. Volunteers were in the audience to enjoy the acts and two were given the difficult task of judging the performances. A fantastic time was had by all.
If you would like to be a community volunteer, you can find details of how to join us here.