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Fountain of Hope is an orphanage based in Kamwala, Zambia. Fountain houses both boys and…
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The first time walking through the gates of Fountain, I was greeted with an abundance…
“The hubs give Sport In Action the ability to reach more girls with the Girls In Action programme, it enables us to identify and train more GIA leaders, it organically grows an ever strengthening GIA team with a large pool of ambassadors and trained leaders.”
“These netball sessions are so impactful, they are keeping our youth, safe, occupied and giving them a chance to progress in their lives. They are learning to become better people, through what we have here now.”
"When we played basketball growing up at Munali, there was about 10 girls that trained on a weekly basis. Now as the leaders/coordinators of the Munali Girls Basketball Hub, we get to change the lives of over 100 young girls and 10 young leaders now newly engaged in sport because of the hub site.”
”Before the Hub, I had never played basketball. Now I have improved enough and can coach it to over 150 children. Through the hub I’m doing my part in the world.”
“The Hubs have helped to reach so many more children. What SIA does is great, and so is the impact. With the hub structure you are multiplying that impact and those reached by massive numbers.”
"Volunteer Zambia is an amazing programme for many different reasons but the people made my experience. The fellow volunteers in the programme that you meet are so influential and they become your best friends."
“Volunteer Zambia was one of the best experiences of my entire life, I would recommend anyone who is interested in sport and development to go!”
“I’ve learnt that most things are possible if you put your mind to them. Getting around Zambia in a wheelchair was a challenge at times, but with the help of other members of the group, I managed to do everything I was hoping to. I hope to work for the Foreign Office or an international NGO after leaving university, and believe Volunteer Zambia will improve my chances of getting this type of job. I would encourage other students to get involved, as they certainly won’t regret it! Volunteer Zambia has been one of the best experiences of my life and seeing just how grateful the players are really makes it worthwhile.”
“The overwhelming aura of community is contagious, there is a general sense of ‘tough love’ but in my opinion this breeds resilient youngsters and as a result strong independent young adults. The opportunity I had as the staff member for the UKSport IDEALS project is an extremely unique one and I cannot thank both the Wallace Group and UKSport enough. Thank you for a once in a lifetime opportunity I will treasure the memories!”
“Zambia was a life-changing experience for me. I will never forget the opportunities I had, the friendships I made and the children I coached. It will always be close to my heart.”