Festival Mcekeni

Schoolbreak means FESTIVAL! Once again we went back to Mumbi Chiefdome but this time Mcekeni Village was the hosts. Starting on wednesday this week, the three day festival ended yesterday.


500 participants in the netball and football tournaments throughout the week. Even if we this time didn´t have all the resourses to provide everything needed, the festival was a showcase of happiness and love for the sport among the participants.


Last week we graduated the first participants of the Skillz Core in Petauke Town. This weekend we had 300+ graduates among the participants who had gone through the 10 practices long curriculum and got their certificates on the Festival. Great work!

Skillz graduates

Our partner in green energy SupaMoto was also there to educate the whole community on clean energy and off grid lightning systems.


We want to thank all our Rural Changers, Supa Moto, RSF Sweden and mostly all the participants who made this Festival an event to remember!

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Festival, Rural Sports Foundation

Festival build up

Great day for the Rural changers and RSF Zambia.

As a build up to our August festival, 1050 adolescents girls and boys are going through SkillZ core curriculum.


After completing 10 activities in curriculum, the children walks away with certificates. The curriculum combat SRHR, Teenage pregnancy, Menstral, HIV, risk behaviour and child marriage among other. The children are encouraged to continue to be in school while creating demand for Health services among themselves.


20 rural changers have gone out in various villages and football teams to inspire hundreds of children in Chief Mumbi and Petauke central bussiness center. We than his roual highness CHIEF MUMBI for granting us a premission to engage over 250 vallagers in the chiefdome.

Team talk

We also thank Grassroot Soccer Zambia for this empowerment that changes the lives of adolescents in Petauke District.

Skillz Team


April Festival.

Great days in Chumbe!
Smiling faces, cheering spectators, lessons taught and intensive play on the fields.

On friday-saturday last week we hosted this year’s first festival at Chumbe Primary school in Mumbi Chiefdome.

There was tournaments in netball for the girls and football for the boys, and the age categories was U12, U14, U16 and U18. The team was devided into groups of 4 and 5 and on saturday afternoon we crown the winners in each category through semifinals and finals.

Alongside with all this games the participants as well as the spectators had the opportunity to benefit from educational sessions. Our rural changers was teaching about hygien, HIV/AIDS and financial literacy to the young girls as they launched the goal project.

MRI was also invited to the festival to educate the farmers on farming and their main topic was tomato gardening.
Here is some faces from the festival:
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Joyce Zulu, 21 from Mumbi Village. She was one of the participants and took also the chance of learning more about farming. 20180420_160124
Elina Phiri 14, Olipa Banda 13 and Naomi Lungu 11, friends that was pupils from Chumbe Primary school. Mostly the enjoyed the games and that they had a lot of fun with their friends. They had also been taught in HIV/AIDS and Hygiene by the Goal facilitators.
Enock Banda, 16 from Mulinda ngo’mbe Village. He is a 9 grader and was a goalkeeper in the football tournament. As he is a farmer as well he was interested in MRI education.
Gertrud Phiri, 45 with her son Persivirance Nyendwa from Chumbe Village. Gertrud was at the festival to support her other son who was playing. She found it very good that she also got some information about tomato farming on the event.

The festival also hosted the Swedish ambassador and his wife, Henrik and Alexandra Cederin who was excited about the event.
Two full packed days with a lot of enjoyment, which ended with a priceceremoni together with Chief Mumbi.

In summery, two great days in Chumbe Village which brought education and smiles to us and the villagers in the surroundings.