The Sport In Action (SIA) team was in Chisamba district at Chief Chamuka’s palace where they donated assorted items to various villages in the chiefdom through the organization’s KickOut COVID-19 project.
A sewing machine and start- up material was donated to a group of children and young people as a way of encouraging them to venture into income generating activities such as production of washable facemasks and doormats. All this was made possible in a bid to cushion the economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Five girls’ teams and five boys’ teams were recipients of netballs and footballs respectively and the teams will comprise children and young people living with disabilities.
Hygiene items were also donated to the community. Three hundred (300) washable face masks, one (1) case of liquid hand wash and one (1) case of alcohol based hand sanitizer was also donated to the community as a prevention measure of COVID19.
Chief Chamuka, who has been a long time champion for ending child marriages and Gender Based Violence (GBV), thanked SIA for the gesture and urged the youths in his chiefdom to actively participate in Sport as it was a tool to end bad vices such as Child marriages and GBV.
Meanwhile SIA director Frankson Mushindu said the move to donate in Chief Chamuka’s chiefdom signalled the commencement of a long-term partnership that seeks to ensure that children and young people were actively participating in sports activities.
On the donation of start-up materials and a sewing machine, Mr. Mushindu said the organization believes through the items, there will be more income generation activities that will transform the lives of people in the chiefdom.