2016 - Cusco, Peru
2017 - Cusco, Peru
2018 - Cusco, Peru & Lusaka, Zambia
Broadcast Abroad 2016 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.
Backyard Broadcast students will be working in the after school program to help tutor these girls in math, English, and technology in order to help them to become more self-sufficient and lift their families and community from poverty. Additionally, students will help in various work throughout the community - completing construction projects, educating adults, etc.
In addition to the work in Lusaka, participants will have the opportunity to visit Victoria Falls and a safari expedition in Mfuwe.
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: TBD
2018 Cost: TBD
* Cost includes airfare, accommodation, all food, and trips to Victoria Falls and Mfuwe safari.
2018 Dates: TBD
*Cost includes airfare, accommodation, all food, and trips to Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley.
November 1st: $500 down payment due
Future payments TBD