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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.


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


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.


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!

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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.


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


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.


Thank you all for three memorable days.


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Ligi Yatu November

On Saturday there was a great day in Petauke! 188 kids participated in this months Ligi Yatu.


The rainseason is appoaching so we used the occation to prepare the participants with educational sessions about personal hygiene to reduce the risk of Cholera disease.


As always there was a lot of action on the fields of football as the teams was competing for the glory!

One of the biggest happenings of the day was the equiptment distribution. Soccer Gear for Zambias (the american partner) shipment has arrived and we gave out match kits to 15 teams that was participation in the tournament!


We are so grateful to have such a great partner who shares the joy of football from one part of the world to the other. We also thank all of our Rural Changers that makes these events possible – great achivement!


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Equiptment arrival

It´s busy days in Zambia! Earlier this week the shipment with equiptment from USA arrived to Lusaka. Director Job Mwanza got help from partners from Child Life Soccer Academy in Lusaka to arrange for futher distribution all around the country.

Boys Petauke3

The shipment from USA this year came with no less than 2300 individual items! There is over 200 balls, matchkits for about 800 kids, over 60 shoes and other football equiptment!

Game in Petauke

RSF have 20 partners in Copperbelt Province, Lusaka Province, Eastern Province, Southern Province, Western Province and Luapula Province that will make sure that kids all across Zambia will benefit from this project! Then of course we have all the kids in our own academy, social football programs and Ligi Yatus, that stretches from Petauke town to the villages in the south.


We are so thankful to our partners and sponsors in the USA that made this possible. It´s with great passion Luara Stukel started the Soccer Gear for Zambia movement, 2 years ago, where football-families in the US donate all this equiptment and ship it to Zambia. This years drive was departuring from USA in the end of July for a 3 month ferry-journey over the Atlantic ocean.

Mottagning Southern

There will be a very special Ligi Yatu in Petauke town on Saturday! We have gotten a tent from SupaMoto where the kids can get out from the heat for a while as well as undergo the sessions with our Rural Changers, and then of course – Distribution day! The teams will look very smart and there will be a lot of excietment!

Girls petauke

Look out for more pictures on our Facebook and on the facebook site for Soccer gear for Zambia as we get more photos from academies across the country! We want to thank everyone involved in this project and wish all beneficiaries good luck and joyment with your equiptment!

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