Following the partnership with National Organization for Women in Sports and Recreation as well as Lifeskills Foundation, Chiparamba Breakthrough Sports Academy is implementing the Localized Goal targeting Girls with Financial Literacy, GBV, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights as well as Sports. The Projects aims at reaching out to a total of 1000 Girls between June and September, 2017 and is implemented by Young women that have been trained under the curriculum.
Lusaka youth and children kick start their most important league, the FIFA Football For Hope Water and Sanitation league also know as WASHE. With number of waterborne diseases increasing in the township, the peer leaders are not taking any chances. Lusaka has recently recorded cases of cholera and the league has started at the right time to educate the communities on how to avoid getting the deadly disease – cholera.
Children’s excitement will certainly create the much needed interest and publicity for the project to make an impact in the short term. This year’s cohort have already been engaged in the use of toilets and washing their hands after. Increased number of tape water buckets have also helped to see more children try out a safe way of cleaning their hands before eating food.
Chiparamba Breakthrough is excited to turn the 9th chapter of our relationship with FIFA in providing social change in our communities and most importantly addressing health needs through information sharing.
After missing out on the 2016 version of the youthful Gothia Cup tournament in Sweden, Chiparamba Breakthrough Sports Academy has since qualified after beating Lifeskills FC in a final of the SKF Meet the World boys 14 football tournament held at Garden’s Kampala community ground.
The tournament was graced by the presence of the SKF Director and the General Manager as well as the Swedish Ambassador representing the Swedish Embassy.Gothia Cup clock starts ticking
Chiparamba Breakthrough Sports Academy’s aim is to increase the number of girls participating in sport by creating an enabling environment for their inclusion in the organisation and the surrounding communities in strengthening the voice of gender equality, self-worth and advocacy for girls and women in the undeserved communities and schools using the FIFA Football for Hope Project through the Youth Pamodzi project which was initiated in 2014 with the main goal of empowering young boys and girls in the outlined key strategic areas:
1.Education and life Skills empowerment
2.Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
5.Health and Hygiene
6. Environmental Education and protection
Its envisioned that the inclusion of Girls in the activities of the organization will help provide platforms for them voice out on issues that affect them withing their communities, schools, homes and will help to network with various interest groups, individuals as well as organizations to find their own resolutions to matters that impede on their personal, economical and psychological development. In the same vein, its been recognized that in the fight against vices like, teen pregnancies, early marriages as well as STIs, we need to involve the boys in the discussions with the girls to help create understanding and help find mutually agreed resolutions.
In order to achieve all this, Chiparamba Breakthrough requires sponsorship, partnerships and networks that will go along way to increase interest and stay in such programs for the girls.
Four peer leaders, one youth leader and a team leader from Chiparamba Breakthrough Sports Academy are set to leave for Lyon in France to participate in the next Festival16 which will be hosted by Streetfootballworld and Sport dans La Ville.
The festival will take place in the heart of Lyon, France from June 28th to July 7th 2016 and will feature a football3 tournament designed to promote tolerance and youth leadership alongside an educational and cultural exchange programme. For the first time in the history of the competition, the 2016 Euros will play host to a festival celebrating the power of football to change the lives of young people.
The streetfootballworld Festival 16 will bring together 500 girls and boys from disadvantaged communities from all over the globe, chosen not for their skills on the pitch but rather their commitment to changing the world through football. At the core of the event is an exciting football3 tournament – a unique way of playing the game that incorporates key life lessons into every match. Educational workshops and cultural workshops will also feature prominently, enabling the young participants to develop new skill sets and apply them in their local communities.
Chiparamba Breakthrough Sports Academy will send four of our most deserving youth who have been involved in the development of football in their communities. The four youth have been involved in the running of the Ligie Yathu/WASH program, which also has Festival3 component which is used as part of the process of engaging communities in Water and Sanitation, as well as strengthening the need for dialogue at community level in addressing growing political violence among youth. Our young leaders will learn a lot from other youth from other countries and it’s the organisation’s hope that our youth will add value to the process of peace building at community level. Good luck to Patrick Phiri ( Youth Leader), Yokwesa Phiri, Elias Kabuswe , Chipo Nanja and Irene Bobo ( team Leader) on your final preparations to one of the biggest youth festival.