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The Volunteer Zambia Foundation

The Volunteer Zambia Foundation is the recognised charity of the Wallace Group and directly supports the work of Sport in Action and the Volunteer Zambia project.

The Volunteer Zambia Foundation was established in 2008 to ensure that students, staff and visitors who’ve experience Zambia first-hand have a way to continue making a difference and contributing when they return home.

The Foundation (originally The Perfect Day Foundation) was founded by alumni of the original UK Sport IDEALS project (renamed Volunteer Zambia in 2017) and supports the work of Sport in Action, the Fountain of Hope orphanage, and runs an education programme for children who may not otherwise receive the opportunity.

Fundraising Campaigns

The Wallace Group’s development work in Zambia relies on generous donations to The Volunteer Zambia Foundation from our loyal community of alumni and supporters around the globe.

Money is raised every year to sustain the Zambian community through new building projects, food campaigns and general living and education resources.

2020 – Fountain of Hope appeal to ensure that the Lusaka orphanage is prepared to safeguard their residents through the coronavirus pandemic.

2017 – 20,000 items of clothing and kit donated and sent in a container to the Sport in Action offices for distribution to all placements.

2017 – Zambia 5050 fundraising challenge aiming to raise £50,000 in 5 days for sport development programs in Zambia.

2012 – Charity bike ride from Livingston – Lusaka featuring PDF ambassador, Mel Marshall and Olympic swimmers Rebecca Adlington and Adam Peaty

2011 – Food programme and Internet Café installed at Fountain of Hope

2008-2010 – Toilet and shower block renovation at Fountain of Hope

Facility Developments

Over the last 10 years we have committed to our promise to increase sport sustainability in Zambia. Every year we fund a variety of construction projects to help schools, sports teams and children achieve their maximum potential.

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…

Duke of Edinburgh bronze award participants are on their way to becoming #WorldReady

Awards Leaders Trained Participants Inducted Our Bronze Award Participants Are On Their Way To Becoming #WorldReady! Sport In Action and Duke of Edinburgh Zambia launched their first cohort on their way to becoming #WorldReady today as they inducted and officially kickstarted 45 participants journeys to achieving their bronze award. Project Manager Jack Preston, was the…

The Perfect Day Foundation renames as the Volunteer Zambia Foundation

Same small charity, same big vision, just a new name. Since its inception in 2007, The Perfect Day Foundation (PDF) has been a small charity, run by committed volunteers, to continue to empower young people in Zambia, through the power of sport. Our support has consistently been channeled through the work of Sport In Action,…

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…

International Children’s Peace Prize Nominee and Perfect Day Foundation reporter, Stewart Luunga, interviews World Champion swimmer, Adam Peaty!

Renowned British Swimmer, Adam Peaty and his coach Mel Marshall took time off their busy schedule to grace the 50/50 challenge, a project aimed at raising 50,000 pounds for Perfect Day Foundation projects and helping young sportsmen and women. Recent international Children’s Peace Prize Nominee and Perfect Day Foundation reporter, Stewart Luunga, had a chat…