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Capacity Building

From our experience in Zambia over the last 15 years, we recognise that to ensure greatest impact the structures and practices we build must be sustainable and that any new developments build upon existing initiatives and are shaped by local stakeholders.

Over the last 10 years the Wallace Group has been committed to supporting Sport in Action to deliver sustainable sport programmes by building capacity within local communities.

We do this by helping to develop and maintain facilities and services within hub sites, whilst supporting a workforce development pathway to increase participation and provide sustainable sport opportunities for all.

Facility development

The Wallace Group has funded several capital development projects in Zambia since 2006, which have helped Sport in Action to provide permanent sports facilities in Zambian communities which would otherwise never have access to them.

All the facilities supported are managed by Sport in Action and utilised by the network of community hub sites.

ACE 2 Zambia

The ACE 2 Zambia project is a scheme run by the Architecture and Civil Engineering department at the University of Bath in partnership with the Wallace Group and Sport in Action.

ACE2Zambia was initiated in 2016 and sees a team of up to six students from the University of Bath travel to Zambia each year to manage various development projects.

Asset Register

Facility Location Build date
Volleyball court Munali Secondary School August 2016
Netball court Munali Secondary School August 2017
Netball court Mutendere Community School August 2016
Basketball court Chipata Community School April 2010
Multisport court Chipata Community School August 2018
Multisport court Fountain of Hope August 2019
Multisport court Kabulonga Girls School 2009
Swimming Pool David Kaunda National Technical Secondary School 1931, renovated by Mel Marshall in 2014
Basketball court Kabwata Playpark August 2017
Netball court Liteta 2016-2017
Netball court Kiine School, Kaunda Square 2019
Basketball court Libala Secondary School
Basketball court Kazemba Basic School
Basketball court Twafwane Community School
Basketball court Mpima
Basketball court Parklands School
Beach volleyball court Olympic Youth Development Centre 2016

Workforce development

The Wallace Group works closely with Sport in Action to develop a sustainable and appropriately qualified workforce, facilitating workshops, courses, and qualifications to build greater capacity and improve opportunities for young Zambians.

Training and education focuses mainly on coaching and coach education, officiating, leadership, and wider sports volunteering.

New facilities at The Fountain of Hope

A combined fundraising effort from Team Durham, The Adderstone foundation and the Volunteer Zambia Foundation has resulted in the complete renovation of the toilet and shower block at Fountain of Hope Street Orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia. These new facilities will help Fountain of Hope improve provisions and sanitation for hundreds of children in the Lusaka…

ACE 2 Zambia take action in Lusaka

A group of six Architecture and Engineering students from Bath University have landed in Lusaka, Zambia as part of 2023’s Volunteer Zambia cohort.   ACE 2 Zambia aims to provide and renovate permanent sports facilities in Zambian communities. This is accessible via a strong relationship with Sport in Action. The group will be renovating the basketball…

Netball Association of Zambia facilitates Level One Coaching Qualification

At the start of September the Netball Association of Zambia facilitated a Level One Coaching Qualification. The course focused on giving the young leaders in Netball of the future a stepping stone into coaching and leadership. The course saw 21 coaches gain their Level One Qualification. Of these, 18 had come from the Sport in…

2017 Kit Appeal

We campaigned, we donated, we did it! The 2017 Sports Kit Appeal goes down in Wallace Group history as the biggest and most successful to date. In just over 30 days, the 7 UK universities and their partner organisations and contacts managed to fill a 40-foot shipping container with thousands and thousands of items, including;…