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Sport In Action (SIA) joined the rest of Zambia in commemorating the 2020 National Youth Day

Sport In Action (SIA) joined the rest of Zambia in commemorating the 2020 National Youth Day which is being held under the theme, “I Take The Lead.” The theme underscores the need to ensure that young people take center stage in shaping the future of this country.
To celebrate this day, SIA held a one day sports event for Netball, Football and Basketball at Munali grounds in Lusaka which attracted over 500 young people drawn from communities such as Chipata Mandevu , Kabwata, Kaunda Square and Mtendere, because we believe it is through such events that opportunities for young people to take the lead through sport can continue to be created.
This event also attracted the hearing impaired young people from Munali Special School who took part in the sports codes in order for their participation to be increased and skills promoted.
Aside from holding events such as these, the organisation has initiated programmes such as the Girls in Action programme, which aims to promote leadership amongst the girls, help girls to have an opportunity to bring out issues of teen pregnancy, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), hygiene and health issues in general.
Other programmes include the Boys in Action programme, whose objective is to create a pool of young boys/men who have knowledge on Gender Based Violence(GBV) especially going by the statistics showing that most perpetrators of GBV are male and yet there are very few programmes to address violence.
Through partnerships with USAID, PACT, FIFA, NIF, World Vision, Volunteer Zambia, and the European Union, SIA holds coaching sessions for boys to use the power of sport so that young people can take the lead to fight sexual and gender based violence and other related violence.
SIA has also taken the lead by providing safe spaces to make sure young people take the lead in creating positive issues amongst their peers in the communities thereby addressing the gap of lack of safe spaces in our communities.
As an organisation, we know that when young people create change and make their voices heard through sport, they will help build a better nation because young people are leaders – and need to take the lead for a better and bright future.