Hi there! I'm Mitchell Hines
Each year Loughborough University selects 6 students to undertake the role of 'Student Sport Development Officers' and go to Zambia for 6 weeks. I have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the representatives for Loughborough University within this extraordinary volunteering opportunity, alongside 5 other fellow students and 2 staff team members.
Volunteer Zambia Sport at Loughborough University is part of The Wallace Group of 8 UK Higher Education Institutions that have a shared commitment to support the development of sport in Zambia. Under the ‘Volunteer Zambia’ project the Wallace Group provides support to the Zambian Government and other key stakeholders in implementing an exciting new Zambian sports strategy.
Volunteer Zambia sport has worked closely with Sport In Action (SIA) for the last 12 years as as our principal in-country partner. We will be continuing to support this excellent and successful organisation as they drive forward both sports development and sport for development initiatives across Zambia.
Our focus will be to invest in building capacity within sport development. This will include supporting the development of both community sport hubs that include community sport competitions & effective talent pathways in key sports, initially volleyball, netball & basketball. This also includes developing the skills of young Zambians especially in coaching and coach education, officiating, leadership and wider sports volunteering. We will do this by encouraging the sharing of expertise, knowledge and experience between UK staff and students and their Zambian counterparts. Our emphasis will be on building the capacity in Zambia to create sustainable opportunities for people to play and progress in sport.
I really hope you can help support me with a simple donation (Flights, Insurance, Medical Expenses, Inductions & Training, Coaching/Specialist Qualifications, Living Allowance per person in Zambia, House & accommodation in Zambia), I would be extremely grateful and shall look to keep you all in the loop of our team progress as we prepare ourselves for the upcoming summer of 2018!
If you would like to find out more, please feel free to take a look at the website:
If you have any further questions regarding the program or the donation process feel free to message me at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org