Saints Sport has been running international volunteering programmes in Africa for over 10 years, primarily in the capital Lusaka and surrounding rural communities.
To continue our commitment to support the important work Sport in Action are undertaking across Zambia, we are delighted to have launched a new project in Livingstone in the Southern Province.
In its first year, a team of 6 student coaches from Saints Sport spent 6 weeks in Zambia helping Sport in Action to provide a practical and theory-based programme of sport and education within a variety of schools:
- Zambezi Primary School (700 pupils)
- Dambwa Primary School (700 pupils)
- SOS Children’s Village
- David Livingstone
The programme will seek to strengthen the placement work already taking place in highlighted school catchment areas, to ensure the work Sport in Action are undertaking gains greater reach.
To ensure sustainability beyond the six-week student placement there will be a strong emphasis on capacity building, including support for facility developments, equipment, and workforce development for staff and Zambian volunteers. The project will support and work with the schools and their communities to identify potential influential leaders, help develop confident individuals and support people into employment and further education.