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RSF center, Rural Sports Foundation

RSF center – Our future

We are excieted to announce that we now are creating possibilities for the future! 2019 is the year when we are starting to build our own center. So far we have been renting an office and borrowing a pitch to play on, but now we will start to build for ourselves.

A few months ago we managed to aquire a piece of land, 130 by 160 meters, located just behind Show ground, Petauke’s biggest compound, 2 km north of the city center.

In January and February we got help from an architect to develop a layout for an office which will be the first thing that we will build together with leveling out the land for making a pitch.

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Due to financial restrictions we need to take this step by step, but we hope to move into our new office before the end of June. As of right now the land is still a farmingland, but as soon as the farmingseason is over in a couple of months we will be able to start to build.

As we are waiting for the sunflowers to be farmed we have raised the corner poles for the building.

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Ligi Yatu, QYLFI, Soccer Gear For Zambia

Ligi Yatu 2019

Another great day at Rural Sports Foundation. Yesterday it was time for this year´s first Ligi Yatu. This time it was 19 teams, in the categories U10 and U12 competing and had a fun day on the field.

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It was great to see, that thanks to the shipment from USA, all the kids could play with teamkits!

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We had games on four fields going on for four hours, so a lot of games played.

 

As always our Rural Changers was there to conduct educational sessions as well. This day was about child abuse. The participants went through sessions about Physical, mental and sexuall abuse. We aslo took the advantage of the event to invite some older adolescents as well to have a meeting for the QYLFI-project to discuss SRHR-issues and policies.

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Lastly we are happy that we was able to arrenge for some winning prices this time around, giving the participants something to compete for. Everyone won refreshments and winners got some equiptment to engage them even more in the game of football!

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Thank you all for a wonderful day!

QYLFI

Action Aid is on the go

Yesterday our Rural Changers went out in the communities to start up the activities for the QYLFI-project!

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We held meetings in Sikolwe, Mumbi, Esaki, Chandema and Mataya village.

In the upcoming weeks we will conduct meetings to deepen the discussions about SRHR and SRHR-policies.

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A lot of intresting discussions came up during the first day and now we are looking forward to the upcoming events.

 

Next up now is today´s Ligi Yatu… Great days!

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Football Academy

Academy news

New headcoach Gerald has now installed himself in Petauke and the practices has got an never seen number of players!

It´s great to see so many kids coming up for practice every afternoon. The last days it has been well over 100 kids coming for daily activities!!

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Of course this brings big pressure upon our coaches to get everyone involved and give each player the attention he or she needs. Now when the academy has grown this big the need of our own center is increasing, so the new plot of land that we have aquired will come in handy later in the year. More information about the plot will come later.

Our older boys are preparing for the amature league that starts next month. They got a convincing victory in a friendly game last weekend.

We are so happy to see so many girls coming for practice, last friday we had over 30 players in the girls 10 team!

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QYLFI, Soccer Gear For Zambia

Traning for QYLFI

We have conducted another training with our rural changers. This time our friend Nga´ndwe Nga´ndwe were here to go through Comprehensie Sexuality Education given out  by the government.

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It was a 3 Days training ending last saturday with all of our Rural Changers participating, and we were in Mumbi Chiefdome.51718636_632239000539724_2123212981083832320_n

The overview topics of the training was:
– Who is an Adolescent
– Challenges faced by Adolescents in SRHR
– Let’s talk about SEX! (understanding Sexual intercourse and conduct)
– Interpersonal communication skills
– Understanding Policy (legal and policy landscape around SRHR in Zambia)
– Zambian Government structure
– Social Accountability
– Becoming an SRHR Champion (do as you teach, become a rolemodel)
– Way forward

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We are satisfied with the outcome of the training and is now looking forward to a great project. We are also pleased with the support we got for this project. Action Aid is the sponsors and helped us with the concept. Then we have Team Elmhurst over in the US who contributed in the Soccer gear for Zambia which jerseys we are using in the project. Then on the ground in Mumbi we have Chief Mumbi who´s support gives us a way to link up with the leaders of our community, which is one of the core activities in this project.

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Thank you all for three memorable days.

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