Through the Youth Development through Football – Water and Sanitation WASH project, CBSA is supporting core programs in Lusaka as well as an outreach program in Ndola on the Copperbelt and Chibombo in the Central province. In 2014 CBSA is empowering 30 football teams from community schools and local teams from 4 townships of Ndola and 30 primary schools and community teams in Lusaka in water & sanitation, and train 100 coaches and peer leaders in coaching and health and hygiene education.
Within the framework of the 2014 support, the CBSA core programs supported include community football leagues through the Ligie Yathu, Our outreach program in Ndola on the Copperbelt with an inclusion of a new community in Chibombo in Central province. CBSA is collaborating with Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) in Chibombo at the children’s village in training the community coaches in Event Management and WASH with a view of setting up street football leagues in the community. CBSA further plans to hold 3 WASH festivals in Lusaka, Copperbelt and Central Provinces and these will act as a culmination of the project activities and provide a platform for advocacy, sensitization and community/stakeholder involvement in the FFH project.
Safe playing fields provide a motivating and injury free environment and it is behind this background that CBSA will further focus on infrastructure development by upgrading Kampala ground located in Garden township. CBSA has been using Kampala ground for its programming since 2003
This initiative will offer a unique opportunity to mitigate and reduce the number of waterborne disease caused by poor sanitation and Hygiene in the community and seeks to use football as a vehicle to transform communities into child-friendly environments.