The activities of the Wallace Group are influenced by the aims and objectives outlined in Sport in Action’s five-year plan and the Zambian Government Sports Plan.
The universities that form the Wallace Group share a commitment to the establishment and sustainable practices of international development and work with our primary partner, the Sport in Action, the Zambian government, and other sport stakeholders to support the delivery of Zambia’s sports strategy in relation to young people and sustainable community participation.
Our principal focus areas are aligned to seven of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
- Good Health and Wellbeing
- Reduced Inequalities
- Quality Education
- Sustainable Cities & Communities
- Gender Equality
- Partnerships for the Goals
- Decent Work & Economic Growth
The principal focus of the Wallace Group is to support the work of Sport in Action in the area of sport development, primarily their partnership with the National Sports Council and Sports Federations to develop a network of sustainable community sport hub sites across Zambia.
Sport hub sites provide a platform for Sport in Action and other in-country organisations to maximise the positive engagement of communities to deliver educational and developmental initiatives which have a significant impact on reducing inequality and extreme poverty and improving quality of life for people in Zambia (and beyond).
Over the last 10 years the Wallace Group universities have been committed to supporting increased sport sustainability in Zambia. Every year, in partnership with The Volunteer Zambia Foundation and the Architecture and Civil Engineering department at the University of Bath, we fund a variety of construction projects to help schools, sports teams and children achieve their maximum potential.