SIA implements the following programs:
- CULTURAL EXCHANGE THOUGH SPORT
Sport In Action receives students from the UK through the UK Sport International Development through Excellence and Leadership in Sport (IDEALS) project. Students from seven Universities (Durham, Northumbria, Loughborough, St Andrews, Stirling, Cardiff Metropolitan and Bath) spend four months in Zambia working with peer leaders on the ground to encourage sports leadership and development and to enhance their coaching skills.
University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) also send over 20 students to implements a similar programme like the IDEALS programme in Kabwe town. This project has really benefited the children, peer leaders, teachers and the general public in different ways ie skills and culture exchange.
We have another exchange pro
gram with the Dutch organisation International Student Development Projects (ISOP). Sports students with a focus on Physical Education and sports promotion spend between 1-6 months with us. They provide coaching to children and peer leaders as well as becoming involved in other projects including in the production of sports manuals and the development of a sports management university course in Zambia.
Youth Sports Exchange Programme is another youth empowerment Sport In Action in partnership with the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sport (NIF) is involved. This is the exchange of sports volunteers from Norway to Southern Africa countries.
The project has three lines of exchange; volunteers moving from Africa to Norway (South-North), Volunteers moving from Norway to Africa (North-South) and Volunteers exchanging with Africa (South-South).The YSEP project has help Sport In Action to exposed local volunteers working in different countries and cultures. In a process developed different capacities as individuals and in their profession.
SPORT FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV & AIDS
We work with adults and children who are living with HIV & AIDS in all programs. However, we also work directly with three support groups (approximately 250 adults and 80 children). SIA organises a weekly sports session for members where they receive the opportunity to participate in recreation activities which social stigma often marginalises them from. They also receive information on active and healthy living. We work to break down social stigmas. SIA organises sports festivals and tournaments that promote social inclusivity of vulnerable people. Teams of people living with HIV & AIDS are mobilised from support groups to play and compete alongside teams from the private sector, ministries, embassies, schools, civil society and other individuals, ensuring that all members of society enjoy participation in sport
EXPERIENCE IN ORGANIZING EVENTS
SIA has organised and hosted a number of events ranging from International and local conferences in the field of Sport Development and Sport for Development. Sports festivals, tournaments and youth camps are organised on a regular basis. The Sport In Action organise Sport for Development Awards in partnership with various stakeholders such as National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ), National Federations, Ministry of Sport, international organisations, NGOs, Sport Academies and the private sector.
Sport for Development is promoted nationally to such an extensive that individuals recognised for their achievements in sport at the very grassroots level.