Zambia

Zambia has benefitted from a great many of our school tours, building bridges between young people in both countries.

Country Snapshot

We’ve been busy in Zambia – here are a few facts & figures:

11

Years Strong

7

Locations

60,200

People Engaged

1200

Volunteers

32

Tours

19

Projects

Zambia is a landlocked country that, unlike most of its neighbours, has earned itself a reputation for political stability. As Africa’s second largest copper producer it has experienced rapid economic growth in the last decade but, with falling commodity prices and one of the world’s fastest growing populations, two thirds of Zambians are still living in poverty.

Raring to go!

After its conception in Uganda in 2002, TRT went on to test the “model” in Zambia, with the first Tour in July 2006. It very quickly became clear that the same appetite existed here for community-based grassroots rugby development, and in the early years our Tours focused on Lusaka and Kitwe – linking with the schools and rugby clubs in those towns.

Thriving volunteer network

We have no actual employees in Zambia, but our fantastic volunteers have proved what can be achieved. The success of these well-motivated, and well-coordinated, individuals has helped to direct our focus in Zambia – strong demand has led us to move on to new towns in order to create an inter-town Tag Rugby scene. As a result, we have been able to add Ndola, Chilanga, Luansha and Livingstone to our TRT map.

UK Schools have huge impact

Zambia has also proved to be a fantastic destination for UK school tours. To date we have had students from five UK schools (typically years 10 and 11), working as coaches in schools in and around Ndola, Luanshya, Kitwe, Lusaka, Kafue, Chilanga, Livingstone and and many other locally developed programmes. We are very grateful for all the local support provided by our partnership with Baobab College in Lusaka and Simba School in Ndola.

See how Woking High School got on…

A few photos too…

What’s going on…

Here are the latest posts from the country's Facebook page:

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Moyo Brian Trt Livingstone.
Many thanks to you Brian and Impact Africa for taking the time to educate our Livingstone tag rugby players along side the coaches on the importance of Eco-Bricks.
A very clear explanation from Solomon as well. Major appreciation, really looking forward to seeing Eco-Brick projects run in the community clubs. Proud moments indeed.
#BuildingFuturesThroughRugby.
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It's the best project we need to do

Moyo Brian Trt Livingstone
Many thanks to you Brian and Impact Africa for taking the time to educate our Livingstone tag rugby players along side the coaches on the importance of Eco-Bricks.
A very clear explanation from Solomon as well. Major appreciation, really looking forward to seeing Eco-Brick projects run in the community clubs. Proud moments indeed.
#BuildingFuturesThroughRugby.
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10/08/2019 marked history in our Tag Rugby league, were we saw talents being discovered and sportsmanship being displayed as the boys and girls took to the field the passion,excitement and enthusiasm to play and represent their teams in the last edition of the league games as it came to a close.
We had 16 teams which played in the tournament.
A quick background on the development of the Tag Rugby teams:
When the 2019 league officially started we had only 8 teams but through the development of the Tag Rugby in Livingstone we tried and managed to get 8 more teams on board.
We had a prize giving , awarding the deserving teams and individuals
We also awarded the female young leaders certificates as they officially become certified young leaders.
Thanks to everyone who was involved
And happy holidays
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TRT Lusaka would like to take this moment to recognize and acknowledge the works and efforts of Mr Martine, Bornface and the young leaders leading Tag in Chibolya. The Getto boys contact rugby players along side their coach have finally started using kit donated by the trust after months of running a pilot program without any at all. Hats down gents. We are looking forward to the future. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing keep up the good work

Tag rugby training session, 4th august 2019.
Linda north tag com, club report.
It was a wonderful day and wonderful training session as wonderful things are happening in Linda, today the Young Leaders kester banda and Felistus, were at Linda North pitch establishing a community Club, all everything was succeful the community club as been established. On todays training the Young leaders taught the children on the following basics of tag rugby the first one was the introduction of trt second they explained on the rules such as no fending no jumping and no passing foward aswell as no spinning etc the After that they went into warm up games which were in and out game,whistle game,tag chaos,bull dogs, stuck in the mud and offside rule then a little bit of some tag rugby netball then proceeded to the actual rugby game to see if the children understood the rules well almost all of them caught the concepts only a few had problems. They didnt really turn up in bigger numbers inspite of being the first time of the session the attendance was 24 children in total 22boys 2girls and 2young leaders.hopefully next week theyll turn up in big numbers.
Report by kester..
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