Ellen Whitehouse reports on her teaching project in Zambia

ellen whitehouse teaching in Zambia

As for so many of our “Footprinter” volunteers, Ellen Whitehouse had her gap year cut short by the Coronavirus pandemic. Here she writes about her experience.  Introduction If you had told me a week ago that I would be leaving my home in Zambia I would have laughed in your face, literally. But now I am writing this report with the sound of screaming children in my ears knowing that this is the last time I will ever hear them shouting and singing outside our […]

Ellen Whitehouse on her imminent trip to Zambia

map of Zambia

Ellen Whitehouse was awarded a Footprinter Grant in May for her volunteer trip to Zambia.  She will be teaching maths, computing and science at a school in Petauke, which is in the east of the country.   Ellen Whitehouse is heading to Petauke, eastern Zambia I decided to take a gap year before university after my school trip in 2018 to Kenya. A group of my peers and I had raised a significant amount of money to take out to the school we were working with, […]

Klaire Connor, Zambia: Initial Footprinter Report

On 27th November 2014 I will head off to Zambia for a year, my Gap year away will be full of challenges and opportunities. Getting ready and preparing for a year away has its own challenges. What to take along seems to be the least of my worries, with still lots of unknowns and what ifs. Getting ready to go – vaccination, anti-malarial medication, insect repellent (a lot of insect repellent) and the other necessities (including a good supply of teabags) are all starting to […]