The Jungle Junction culture is based on three ideals:
*Commitment to the local people.
*Appreciation of and caring for nature.
*Creation of a tranquil and timeless hideaway.
All are welcome at Jungle Junction - world travellers, artists, botanists, ornithologists, NGO volunteers, residents of Zambia and its neighbours, families, gap-year students. AIMS OF PROJECT:Donated Books To raise funds for the construction of a community school in rural Africa To recruit volunteers to help with this rewarding project in Zambia, near the historic town of Livingstone and the Victoria Falls
BACKGROUND: Since 2008, headmen and villagers from a group of neighbouring villages on the banks of the Zambezi, in Zambia's Southern Province, have been working together to set up Nandavu Community School. Before then, there was no education provision for the young children of the area. In Zambia, community schools are set up, financed and run by local residents. All costs for construction, educational materials, teachers' salaries, classroom furniture and other resources are borne by the community. The Government does not provide support for a community school until that school is well established. The teachers at Nandavu Community School hold morning lessons for over 60 children in the mud/thatch church building in the village. There are no desks, no storage space for books and stationery, and no facility for putting up posters and displays of children's work. The teachers are doing their best to offer pre-school education in this environment and parents pay a monthly school fee to support them. At the start of 2008, the school committee approached Jungle Junction, a nearby eco-tourist camp, to help with the development of Nandavu Community School. Through personal contacts and the generosity of visitors to the camp, funds were donated to begin the building programme. In May 2008, Evelyn Roe (a researcher with a local NGO) offered to assist with fund-raising and recruiting volunteers to help build the school.