Saints Volunteer in Livingstone

A project by: Iona Meier


WE RAISED £2,005

from 26 donors

This project received pledges on Sun 15 May 2022
Fundraising for the opportunity to share my love of sport and help educate children in Livingstone

Saints Volunteer, Livingstone, Zambia Project

The first programme of its kind in Livingstone, based in the Southern Province. Saints Sport, in support of Sport in Action (SIA) are committing a team of student volunteers from the University of St Andrews to a six-week programme of sport and education within three schools selected by SIA.

Four key sports have been identified as areas in which sustainable growth and development are required in order to support the transition from school to club sport: netball, football, volleyball and handball as well as developing drama as a tool to support learning and communication skills.

The volunteers core aims are to help inspire these young people to develop and use the transferable skills gained through sport and drama as an opportunity for securing employment or further study.

Who aM I?

I am Iona, a final year Masters Chemistry student at the University of St Andrews and I am part of the University's Saints Netball Club. As both a keen netball player and a qualified coach, I am really looking forward to having the chance to be able to share my love of the sport with children of all ages. 

Within our group, we will work together to help transform the lives of children, many of whom come from challenging backgrounds, using sport and recreational activity (such as drama and music) to engage and educate. We hope to enhance young people’s knowledge in topical areas of health and life skills, with a view to developing motivation, self-development and self-reliance through social, cultural and economic empowerment.

how will we raise the money? 

Between now and summer, I and the other student volunteers will be working together to raise funds through team events.

No donation is too small, all donations are greatly appreciated!

Where will the money go?

Funds will go towards:

  • travel costs to Zambia
  • accommodation/living costs whilst there
  • vaccinations required

Please Help Me succeed!

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  • In fact, share it with everyone you know as the more people who know about it, the more likely I am to achieve my goal and be able to make a difference.
  • Please sponsor me and help make this happen. I am really looking forward to the experience

Thank you.

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