Our current projects focus on achieving the following aims:
i. to further develop sport infrastructure in schools and communities
ii. to strengthen the running of community sport in schools and counties and link to the national structure as per the government plan
iii. to facilitate skills development in our targeted communities by training community cadres in areas such as life skills, gender based violence, sexuality education, HIV/AIDS and human rights.
iv. to build capacity and develop leadership among adolescent girls and young women
Sport for Positive Lifestyles, funded by Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sport (NIF), is implemented in the three districts of Livingstone, Kabwe and Lusaka.
Key activities under this project from 2016-2018 are coach education, sports tournaments, sports camps, and life skills education. Main aims of this project are:
- To consolidate and strengthen sports clubs in each of the three districts by 2018.
- To enhance the organizational abilities of individuals in order to utilize sport as a way to address HIV and AIDS, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, children’s rights violations, GBV and promote healthy lifestyle among the 15,000 young people by 2018.
- To identify and consolidate clear pathways for Sport in Action athletes, coaches and referees in partnership with the Basketball, Football, Netball and the Volleyball national sports federation by 2018.
- To improve organizational competence through an effective Monitoring and Evaluation system including retention of human resource to implement programmes more effectively and efficiently by 2018.
- To use sport as a means for promoting gender equality, to empower girls and women, children with disabilities, street children, and OVCs. This includes building safe, social and economic opportunities among Sport in Action’s targeted beneficiary by the year 2018.
Sport in Action, in partnership with Pact Inc., is implementing a five-year USAID funded Zambia Community HIV Prevention Project (Z-CHPP). The project’s overall goal is to reduce new HIV infections, with a key focus on people living with HIV (PLHIV), discordant couples, adolescent girls and young women, and other high-risk groups. This programme is in its third year of implementation in Chibombo and Mumbwa, districts of Central province, Zambia.
Launched by FIFA in 2005, Football For Hope is an initiative contributing to social development around the world. The support provided by FIFA through Football For Hope has already benefited more than 200 programs in over 60 countries across all continents. The initiative includes an annual funding scheme, capacity building, exchange opportunities, material support and selected infrastructure projects. Through Sport in Action, the program runs in Kabwe, Livingstone and Lusaka. During the course of the project, social issues such as; children’s rights, HIV and AIDS awareness, teenage pregnancy, early marriage and drug abuse prevention are explored in detail. These issues have been shared with teachers, community coaches and peer leaders in targeted areas through football training, matches, tournaments, festivals and classroom sessions, with a multiplier effect having been achieved.
The current activities under the Football For Hope project include tournaments, leagues, children’s camps, festivals, life skills sessions and forums.
“The Football For Hope project has allowed an opportunity for children from different places to learn about life skills, including HIV and AIDS information. The project on a yearly basis brings joy to the children participating and their communities. Children are often from less privileged backgrounds and are given the opportunity to interact with children and leaders who they may not often have the opportunity to interact with outside of their community.” Mwape Konsolo, Programs & Development Manager Sport in Action Coordinator Football For Hope Programme
The Wallace Group is a partnership created in 2006 by several leading UK Universities to support sports development for young people in Zambia.
Our mission is to make a difference to the lives of young Zambian people by empowering and enriching communities, through the power of sport, leadership and education.
The partnership embraces 7 UK universities (Bath, Cardiff Metropolitan, Durham, Loughborough, Northumbria, St Andrews and Stirling) and the charity The Perfect Day Foundation.
Each summer the 7 universities of the Wallace Group team up to send students and staff members out to live in Zambia for 6 weeks, from the period of May-September. Working with Sport in Action, the student volunteers help to deliver development programmes in the following ways:
Team Leader Training
Fundraising and Charitable projects
Drama and Singing Initiative programmes
Life Skills Education