QYLFI, RSF Sweden, Rural Sports Foundation

Visit and AAZ quarter report

After a busy week for the management we are now looking back on a great week!

On Monday Erik from RSF Sweden came to Petauke and he will be staying with us now until mid June! We have used the week to get him up to speed with the organization so we now have a foundation to work from.

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Otherwise the major task was to compile the report to Action Aid for the start up of the QYLFI project.

After the trainings in February we have used 5 weeks  to deliver 10 sessions per youth group in topics related to SRHR policies. We are happy that we were able to deliver these sessions as planned and are confident that the adolescents we met now have a bit more knowledge of the same field.

As we compiled the report we also wrote some success stories including that we got the support from Chief Mumbi to be able to make a greater impact in the long run, as well as participants saying that sexuall harassments had reduced, girls knowing their rights of school after pregnancy and adolescents now got to know youth friendly corners.

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Petauke Youth League

Start of the season

The historic very first league game in Petauke youth league took place on last Saturday! One or two hickups that we will learn from was outperformed by some very successful games! We are happy that the league now is underway and we can make adjustments to make the league even better along the way.

The teams will now be able to play competitive games every week which will improve the skills of the young and talented players of Petauke!

You can follow the league on Petauke Youth League

League standings

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Ligi Yatu

Ligi Yatu March

On saturday we held another great Ligi Yatu! This time around with a celebrety and 120 kids showing up!

Catherine Phiri bacame the first African boxer to win the World Boxing Council bantam weight champion when she beat Yazmin Rivas from Mexico in 2016. Since then she has been honoured both by the World boxing council and our president, Edgar Lungu. On saturday she passed by the ground to meet all our excieted Ligi Yatu participants.

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It was a very succesfull day having sessions with the topic: Kicking AIDS out! The participants learnt about different methods to keep out of bad habits. They was encouraged to focus on schoolwork and continue being involved in sports.

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Our oldest female players was officiating the games during this tournament and they handled the 17 teams very good.

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We also had another honorable guest: Chief Mumbi. He was there with Catherine and gave his support to us and to a new project it Petauke Town where Catherine invited all children 10-15 years old to try out Boxing! Great initiative!

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In all a very nice tournament with a lot of intense games. Once again, a great praise to our peer-leaders who is constantly changing our community for a bright future!

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Petauke Youth League, Rural Sports Foundation

RSF organizing a youth league

Organized leagues in the area are not present. We want to change that! Last week we held meetings for local small-team coaches and concluded to start a new league.

Petauke Youth League

This first season we have 16 participating teams in a U17 category:

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The teams will be competing for the title in 30 games, facing each team home and away. The first round will be played on the 6:th of April and we will have a winner in the end of August.

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Most of the games will be played on saturday mornings but when schoolbreaks and holidays gives us the chance, we will also play midweek games. You can follow the league from our website or our Facebook page, Rural Sports Foundation Zambia.

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May the best team win – Let the games begin!

Round 1