SIA programs bring about motivation, self-development and self-reliance through social, cultural and economic empowerment. All of these areas of delivery are underpinned with education on HIV & AIDS, child rights, alcohol and substance abuse. The life skills learned through the workshops aim to empower young people in Zambia to use sport and recreation as an outreach tool for communication, prevention, peer education on HIV & AIDS and the promotion of healthy life styles
SIA’s main target groups are as follows.
- Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
- Children with disabilities
- Girls and women
- Children living and working on the Street.
- Children and adults living with HIV & AIDS
1. Norwegian supported Project (NIF)
The project is implemented in three districts namely Livingstone, Kabwe and Lusaka and it is called Sport for Positive Life Styles. Key activities under this project for the next three years from 2016-2018 are coach education, sports tournaments, sportscamps, and life skills education:
– To consolidate and strengthen sports clubs in each of the 3 districts targeted Lusaka, Kabwe and Livingstone by 2018.
– To enhance organizational competences for utilizing sport to address HIV and AIDS, poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, children’s rights violations, GBV and promote healthy lifestyle among the 15,000 young people by 2018.
– To identify and consolidate clear pathways for SIA’s athletes, coaches and referees in partnership with the Basketball, Football, Netball and the Volleyball national sports federation by the 2018.
– To improve organizational competence through an effective M&E system including retention of human resource to implement programs more effectively and efficiently by the year 2018.
– To use sport as a means for promoting gender equity, empower girls and women; children with disabilities, street children, and OVCs including building safe, social and economic opportunities among SIA’s targeted beneficitiries by the year 2018.
2. Save the Children supported Project
Under this partnership, we have three projects.
a. Musical Aid Project funded by the Swedish is implemented in Chibombo. The project is called Girls In Action, which is a new project that we launched early last year. The project aims at reaching 3000 young girls with key information on comprehensive sexual education and it also encourages the participation of girls in sport.
b. A second Girls in Action project is funded by the local SIDA (NORAD Norway) office but is implemented in Kabwe, Lusaka, and Livingstone districts only. Here the project aims at reaching 6500 young girls.
c. We also receive a grant from the South African regional office under the Pan Africa Project, which runs up to September this year. The project aims at enhancing our ability as Sport In Action to implement and facility comprehensive sexual education in schools and communities.
3. World Vision funded project (Stamping Out and Preventing Gender Based Violence in Zambia)
The Gender Based Violence Survivor Support Project (GBVSS) has been running since October 2012. Sport In Action joined the project midway in 2015. The goal of this project is to increase the availability and uptake of quality services for Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors. One of the project objectives is to engage boys and young men in GBV prevention through sport. The project is funded by USAID through PEPFAR and the UKAID through the Department for International Development (DFID). The project is currently being implemented by Sport In Action in six districts namely Monze, Kalomo. Mumbwa, Nyimba, Mpika and Chingola.
· Under this project we have employed six of our young people who have been with us for the last six to seven years to coordinate project activities in the targeted communities.
· The project aim is to reach 47,000 young people (Male) by the end of 2017 with key messages on Gender Based Violence.
· The project is using football as a tool to reach out to young people
4. Football for Hope Project funded by FIFA
Supported by FIFA, this project runs in Livingstone, Lusaka, and Kabwe. SIA expects that during the course of the project, the Comprehensive Sexual Education, football 3, HIV and drug abuse sessions will have been shared with teachers, community coaches and peer leaders in targeted areas, and that a multiplier effect will have been achieved regarding facilitation of CSE&I through the Process Oriented Approach methodologies. It is also expected that parents in the targeted communities will supplement the efforts of teachers, peer leaders and community coaches in the schools and communities by ensuring that the activities are implemented.