2016 - Cusco, Peru
2017 - Cusco, Peru
2018 - Cusco, Peru & Lusaka, Zambia
Broadcast Abroad Video
About the Programs:
This year, we are excited to announce our new site in Lusaka, Zambia. The Zambia team will be partnering with an organization called I Am Zambia, who is currently working to teach girls the knowledge, skills, and trades of the digital world.
I Am Zambia focuses on providing no-cost, supplemental entrepreneurship education to girls in Lusaka and surrounding areas. Backyard Broadcast volunteers will offer valuable support as the teaching staff guides the I Am Zambia students in English, technology and entrepreneurship classes. Additionally, volunteers will be able to serve throughout the community at other local nonprofits and at I Am Zambia's new rural facility in Nampundwe Village. Plus, volunteers will get the chance to enjoy a safari expedition or other exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities!
Last year, a group of illegal Peruvian miners kidnapped children to use for trafficking purposes. The miners would keep the boys malnourished so they would be small enough to fit in mine shafts, and the girls were sold to other miners for sex. The government recently arrested the miners, and the rescued children are being held at a women’s jail facility in Cusco, as it was the only “safe” environment for them. Partnering with Child Rescue Association, a proper building for the girls is being built on the Remar orphanage site.
Backyard Broadcast students will be traveling to Cusco to help finalize work on the building before the girls are able to move in. The government has strict standards for the building, so students will help with various construction and beautification work. Additionally, students will create individual lesson plans regarding health and wellness, English, and physical education to the current children at Remar.
The trip will also include a one day trip to the Sacred Valley and a two day trip to Machu Picchu.
Dates and Cost:
2018 Dates: July 19th-August 3rd
2018 Cost: $4,200*
* Cost includes airfare, accommodation, all food, and safari day trip.
2018 Dates: June 11th-25th
2018 Cost: $3,400*
*Cost includes airfare, accommodation, all food, and trips to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley.
November 15th: $500 down payment due
Future payments TBD