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, 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

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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RSF Sweden, Rural Sports Foundation

Incoming computers

A few weeks ago there was a robbery at our office. One of our Rural Changers managed to scare the robbers away, but they got away with some bikes and computers. That was a big set back for us but of course our thoughts go to the Rural Changer who had to witness the scene.

Now we have looked into our security at the office and today we are happy to announce that we have gotten another support from Rural Sports Foundation Sweden. After a fundraise campaign in Sweden we have managed to buy two new computers that will come in handy for our administration in our ambitious plans of 2019.

So thank you Rural Sports Foundation Sweden and everyone involved in the fundraising!

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