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Deaf Education and Arts for African Families

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Deaf Education and Arts for African Families (DEAAF) is looking for enthusiastic and motivated Deaf Education and Support Volunteers. This opportunity will provide volunteers experience in day to day assistance with the DeSanto Centre for the Deaf, the only deaf dedicated school in the region. This will include teaching classes to our students, one on one tutoring with students who may need extra attention, helping create activities and lesson plans, participating in sports days and outings, and other activities throughout the school week. We love when others are passionate, since it's how we got started. So, if volunteers are enthusiastic about certain topic areas, you will have the opportunity to create teaching plans with staff and teaching these passion areas. Volunteers must be flexible and adaptable and willing to help out where needed with students.

DEAAF is looking for dedicated and mature volunteers with a Bachelors in teaching degree. Training will be given for a week upon start and the volunteer's level of Sign Language will be assessed. Zambian Sign Language will be taught to all volunteers. Cultural training will also be provided to make sure that all volunteers are able to perform at their best, and interact respectfully with students, staff and community. All ongoing team workshops will include volunteers as well.

Volunteers will be expected to show respect to different cultures and people, especially to the deaf students and community. A commitment to working within culture, being open minded, working hard to learn the language and acting professional and responsible at all times.

As a DEAAF Volunteer, you will receive:

  • Meals cooked by our in-house kitchen staff during work hours on weekdays
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off to the Centre
  • Experienced international and local staff members who live and work with you every day
  • A full introduction, orientation and training session to ensure you can contribute successfully to the program
  • Internet and Air Conditioning
  • All necessary project equipment and resources you’ll need for your work

DEAAF's DeSanto Centre for the Deaf is located in Livingstone, Zambia. Livingstone is the "Tourist Capital" of Zambia and "Adventure Capital" of Africa, housed uniquely where Mosi-oa-tunya or Victoria falls is located, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The town sits at the corner of 3 different countries: Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. In your free time you will be able to enjoy several safari parks, the 4th largest river in Africa (home to Africa's most iconic wildlife), and several tourist attractions to offer including bungee jumping, white water rafting, gorge ziplines and more. Livingstone is the gateway to Southern African tourism to both Zambia and its' neighboring countries.

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About Deaf Education and Arts for African Families


59 Mose Street, Livingstone, Southern 00000, ZM

Mission Statement

To provide a safe, enriching environment for deaf students to grow to their full potential.


DEAAF, Deaf Education & Arts for African Families, was created with the vision to provide education to children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The DeSanto Centre is the space we are able to implement this vision. We work with parents so they can better communicate with their children and, in addition, strive to eradicate the negative stigma associated with deaf children. In raising social awareness, we encourage the local community to participate in educating not only deaf children but also themselves regarding deaf culture. By affiliating our organisation with the community, governmental, and not-for-profit organisations, we aspire to initiate and manage programs highlighting the fact that deaf people in Africa are capable of making a positive contribution to society.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities


Tue Feb 01, 2022 - Thu Mar 31, 2022


59 Mose StreetLivingstone, Southern 00000Zambia



  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Community Outreach
  • American Sign Language
  • Special Needs
  • Math / Science Instruction


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • A time commitment of at least 30 days is required in order to have an impact with our students. Volunteers must work within school hours during the school week and attend planning sessions with other Centre staff.
  • Volunteers must commit to an alcohol-free environment in their living quarters if choosing to live on school campus.

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