Update from Cat, September 2015: Work for the summer 2016 Project Zambia experience began almost a full year in advance. Sam and I were recruited to lead the student teams in July 2015 and so far we’ve been beginning our own process of research, personal development and project planning.
Sam and I have met with staff and students who have been involved in earlier projects, and have asked dozens of questions and viewed hundreds of photos. We have thought about our own motivations, skills and goals, and have created personal development plans to help us develop ourselves over the coming year. We have developed selection criteria and a recruitment process for the team, generated marketing and publicity and scoped out a development programme for students.
Our main goals for the next few months are to advertise Project Zambia during the first weeks of semester 1 and carry out a site visit to Kazemba in November. You can read about how we get on here.