Dreaming of a career in International Development? Striving to make a real impact on the world?
Tevels’ project in Mazabuka, Zambia in southern province is a community development project that focuses on small hold farmers, among them women and youth and is looking to introduce to the community new technologies and innovative solutions that match the local challenges and assets to provide the community with better, more sustainable options for their livelihood and income.
Mazabuka district, located around 200km south from Lusaka, suffers from severe water scarcity with very little rainfall in recent years. This results in damaged crops which effect the communities’ livelihood, nutrition and income. With lack of other opportunities many remain with no option to provide for their families and migrate or have to pull their children from school. With limited water, all aspects of life are affected. Health and nutrition are at stake, access to education becomes more chakkenging, forced migration, and many young women and men are pushed into poverty.
Tevel believes that through simple, locally sourced solutions in combination with Israeli innovation in agriculture and value chain, this can change. Our project focuses on water solutions that answer the needs of the community and individual farmers. These processes also tackle social issues rural communities in Zambia are facing. Working through Community structures such as women association and youth clubs, we aim to reach as many community members and work with them collectively in a joint effort to transform the community hand in hand, socially and economically
Over the course of two months, participants will immerse themselves in rural communities in Zambia, supporting life changing work with groups and individuals.
Each participant will be assigned to specific projects, based on interests and aptitude, pertaining to fields of economic development, leadership, Gender equality and WASH. The program will be professionally facilitated by Tevel’s international and local staff, and enriched by a curriculum focused on social and economic issues on a global scale, in a local context. At the same time the program will engage participants with cultural exchange, delving into Jewish learning while exploring Zambian culture (and of course, taking time to enjoy Zambia’s spectacular outdoors and wildlife).
The Tevel Internship is open to:
The Tevel Internship is made possible through the generous support of the Schusterman Foundation-Israel.Apply now