Zambia IDEALS Week One Placement Diary

27 June 2013

Read the latest news from Zambia, the students are two weeks into their six week placement within schools and communities in Zambia.

Week one reports from 3 June – 7 June 2013 and has insights from the whole group. Look out for Josh Skinner (1st Year SaSS) & Kate McGinley (3rd year SaSS) who are representing the University of Bath.

International Development through Excellence and Leadership in Sport (IDEALS) is a UK Sport programme, delivered in partnership with University of Bath.

Zambia Ideals LogoTackle Africa were involved in this years’ in country induction’ holding workshops on ‘HIV education through sport’ and will no doubt increase students knowledge when they deliver workshops in the communities.

Since the students’ arrival on Monday (3 June) morning they have spent time learning to adapt to Zambian culture.

This has included learning to use the bus systems and how to use local currency etc. The induction process started on the Monday in the SIA office with contributions from both Edusport and SIA.

Wednesday (5 June) was the newly added Tackle Africa workshop and Thursday (6 June) was the truck tour of the sites.

Read the individual reflections on their experiences so far:

Zambia IDEALS Project 2013 G1 week 1 diary

2013 Zambia IDEALS group members:

  • Josh Skinner
  • Giulia Melchiorre
  • Stephanie Staples
  • Callum Murray
  • Kayleigh MacGillivray
  • Rebecca Napier
  • Joe Dale (Team Leader)
  • Kate McGinley
  • Ashlea Smith (Team Leader)
  • Sarah Stephenson (Staff Member)
  • Daniel Caw
  • Hannah Marshall

Location where activities took place:

  • SIA Office
  • Edusport Office
  • Chipata
  • Fountain of Hope
  • Kalingalinga
  • Ngombe

Background information

The Department of Sports Development & Recreation is an active participant in a Sports Leadership Project which takes place in Zambia each year.

Students who are selected to participate work in a sports development and coaching capacity in the heart of local communities in the Zambian capital of Lusaka.

International Development Through Excellence and Leadership in Sport or IDEALS is a UK Sport initiative which aims to establish a high quality, progressive and co-ordinated sports leadership development exchange programme for young people aged 20-35 between the  UK and partner countries.

In 2012 the Wallace Group (Universities of Bath, Cardiff Met, Durham, Loughborough, Nothumbria, St Andrews and Stirling) sent over 40 students and eight staff members on professionals placements working with two Non Government Organisations based in Lusaka, Zambia, Sport in Action and Edusport as part of the IDEALS programme.

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