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Pro Bono Work in Zambia

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | Category :
    • Sustainability
    • Corporate Social Responsibility

BTS Northern Europe MVP Project - Teaching in Zambia

by Annelien Degadt

From July 20-31st , 2015 I was in Livingstone, Zambia, with two purposes. The first one being to grant the local volunteer teacher some well deserved holidays by taking over her class of forty-five 10 to 17-years old pupils. I taught English, Mathematics, Sports and Social studies. We have even set up a business plan both from an economical, language, creativity and developmental perspective.

My second purpose was to engage in community projects that range from after school care, mathematics or reading classes for adults to old people care. My main takeaway got inspired by Ghandi: “It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”

 

Annelien's opportunity to do this work in Zambia came from winning the BTS 2015 Northern Europe Employee of the Year award. 

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