Volunteering in Zambia 2020

A project by: Ailsa Smellie

pledged of £2,000 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Tue 01 Jun 2021
Fundraising to get to Zambia to help enrich young people's lives through sport


Volunteer Zambia is a programme run by the Wallace Group, which operates through a collaboration between eight UK universities (including St Andrews).

It uses sport as a tool to engage, educate and empower young people both in Zambia, around Lusaka, and the UK and enables them to learn key skills such as teamwork and communication while focusing on the enjoyment which sport can bring to the lives of young people. 

MY story

Along with other volunteers from St Andrews, I am going to Zambia for six weeks this summer to mentor peer leaders there in netball coaching. By doing so, I will enable them to improve their leadership and coaching skills, run the programme themselves and therefore make it sustainable once we leave.

I’m running the Edinburgh Marathon in May to raise the money I need to make the trip to Zambia. I will also be working with the rest of the volunteers from St Andrews to raise funds throughout the next few months. Any donations would be greatly appreciated! 

Where will the money go

Funds will go to: 

  • cover travel costs to Lusaka and subsistence costs while I’m living there (and if I meet that target) 
  • raise further funds for the equipment required to run the sessions. 

PLEASE Help us succeed!

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(All donations received over and above my minimum target will be held securely for the sole purpose of Volunteer Zambia initiatives - now or in the future.)