From our experience in Zambia over the last 10-15 years, we recognise that to ensure greatest impact the structures and practices we build must be sustainable.
This demands that we work closely alongside the Zambian Government, Sport in Action, and other Zambian based partner organisations.
Over the years the Wallace Group have collectively developed a number of strong relationships with key external stakeholders, both in Zambia and the UK. These include our primary partners within the UK; UK Sport, England Netball, our charitable arm the Volunteer Zambia Foundation, and in Zambia; our primary partner Sport in Action, working with the Zambian government, the National Sports Council, the British High Commission, British Council, Zambian National Sports Federations and the University of Zambia.
UK Sport has a clear remit at the ‘top end’ of Britain’s sporting pathway, investing in initiatives nationally and internationally. UK Sport’s initial involvement in the International Development through Excellence and Leadership in Sport (IDEALS) project aimed to increase the employability of UK Students and their international counterparts through a peer to peer sport-based programme that developed their sport, leadership and life skills. IDEALS was established as a high quality, progressive and coordinated sports leadership development exchange programme for young people aged 20 and above. UK Sport continue to be involved with the Volunteer Zambia programme in an advisory role to the Wallace Group.
England Netball is the national governing body for England’s biggest female team sport. It oversees and is responsible for the strategic plan of the sport across the country. We are a not for profit customer-focused sport business, aiming to deliver a first class member and participation experience. They work alongside our project to deliver sustainable development practises around the capital city of Lusaka. They work with Sport In Action and the Netball Association of Zambia to develop teams and training sites across Zambia.