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:

4 days ago

Tag Rugby Trust Zambia

Yesterday the numbers of the Saturday training in linda compound the numbers has increased. We had 120 kids of three schools and 20 from the community and 6 young leaders. We loved it the day ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday the numbers of the Saturday training in linda compound the numbers has increased. We had 120 kids of three schools and 20 from the community and 6 young leaders. We loved it the day

Comment on Facebook

I love this game with my all heart,i was one of the young leader of tag ruby trust in linda compound micheal phiri nw the problem z we where chesed at the school we were belinging joseph centre christian school together with my collins tina phiri, joyce phiri,lucy phiri and isaac phiri.bt i would lyk to come back couse it realy helped me in other ways, i will just say thanks to uncle treva.

2 weeks ago

Tag Rugby Trust Zambia

Today we enjoyed the Saturdays training with 6 young leaders and 32 kids from the community and the kids loved it. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we enjoyed the Saturdays training with 6 young leaders and 32 kids from the community and the kids loved it.

Comment on Facebook

Well Done Lwiindi look forward to getting your numbers up again now Rains are slowing down

Yes we will work on that

Young leader karen's story ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Lovemore Maphosa Lungu

Good news coming from the south, The Tag Rugby group of Livingstone managed to work their way through by attracting sponsors from Norway.
The group of 5 students from Norway were all intrigued by the great work the Tag Rugby Trust does in terms of empowering kids and young leaders. In result, a token of appreciation from the Norwegians was expressed, the students managed to donate school stationery, clothing, water bottles, plastic plates and food for the kids. In addition the group further on visited the Livingstone Community club's catchment areas , with the aim of donating and assisting children that face financial problems concerning their education.
The 'guardian angels' managed to help 12 children, paying for them school fees for the whole year and also helping them buy all of the school's necessities; uniforms and school requirements. Lastly they also donated funds to help us host the next Community Club league which begin next term on the 25th of May.

We highly appreciated this as a club and community,we feel like this opportunity came at the precise moment when things were kind of an askew. Thanks once again to everyone who helped in attracting the sponsors to do such a wonderful thing.

Lovemore
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2 months ago

Tag Rugby Trust Zambia

Good news coming from the south, The Tag Rugby group of Livingstone managed to work their way through by attracting sponsors from Norway.
The group of 5 students from Norway were all intrigued by the great work the Tag Rugby Trust does in terms of empowering kids and young leaders. In result, a token of appreciation from the Norwegians was expressed, the students managed to donate school stationery, clothing, water bottles, plastic plates and food for the kids. In addition the group further on visited the Livingstone Community club's catchment areas , with the aim of donating and assisting children that face financial problems concerning their education.
The 'guardian angels' managed to help 12 children, paying for them school fees for the whole year and also helping them buy all of the school's necessities; uniforms and school requirements. Lastly they also donated funds to help us host the next Community Club league which begin next term on the 25th of May.

We highly appreciated this as a club and community,we feel like this opportunity came at the precise moment when things were kind of an askew. Thanks once again to everyone who helped in attracting the sponsors to do such a wonderful thing.

Lovemore
... See MoreSee Less

Good news coming from the south, The Tag Rugby group of Livingstone managed to work their way through by attracting sponsors from Norway. 
The group of 5 students from Norway were all intrigued by the great work the Tag Rugby Trust does in terms of empowering kids and young leaders. In result, a token of appreciation from the Norwegians was expressed,  the students managed to donate school stationery, clothing, water bottles, plastic plates and food for the kids. In addition the group further on visited the Livingstone Community clubs catchment areas , with the aim of donating and assisting children that face financial problems concerning their education.
The guardian angels managed to help 12 children, paying for them school fees for the whole year and also helping them buy all of  the schools necessities; uniforms and school requirements. Lastly they also donated funds to help us host the next Community Club league which begin next term on the 25th of May.

We highly appreciated this as a club and community,we feel like this opportunity came at the precise moment when things were kind of an  askew. Thanks once again to everyone who helped in attracting the sponsors to do such a wonderful thing.

Lovemore