Zoe Arzt, Volunteer Zambia 2024

A project by: Zoe Arzt

£2,385
pledged of £2,250 target
106%
FUNDED
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I am fundraising to enable me to travel to Lusaka, Zambia to support NGO Sport in Action!

Volunteer Zambia 

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. 

A little Bit About Me

I'm Zoe, and I am in my first year at the University of St. Andrews, studying International Relations. I have been playing football since age 5, and have had the privilege of coaching kids in sports for over 3 years now. I have always enjoyed coaching, watching players fall in love with a sport that has meant so much to me is truly an unforgettable experience. I am so excited to take this opportunity, and help develop others and myself.

My Project

Along with a group of other students, I'm raising money to help me travel to Zambia to work with their coaches to deliver a football programme to children of all ages. For several years now, this programme has been running creating strong connections between in-country coaches, communities, and sports teams. Every year, the students that travel out are aiming to develop and build on these relations even further, and learn as much as we can from the programmes and people, whilst simultaneously doing what we can to promote and develop all aspects of sport to children and communities. 

I love to coach. I love sport. I've seen first hand the incredible, endless benefits football and sports can provide to the young and old alike. I am thrilled have the opportunity to   share my love of the game with others and learn and develop my own coaching and lifestyle at the same time, truly makes me feel very lucky! 

Raising Money

I will be running multiple events in St. Andrews, which would be amazing if you could attend :) I will also be creating postcards that depict our wonderful town and sports programmes. 

Where will the money go?

It will help me to get to Lusaka, areas of greatest need and allowing us to purchase required sports equipment for Zambia. 

Please note: all payments will be processed at the time of donating. This means that you will be charged immediately upon making your donation. In the event that a project does not reach its specified target, rest assured that your donation will be directed towards the area of greatest need related to the overall programme. This approach allows us to maximise the impact of your support and ensures that your contribution continues to make a meaningful difference. If you have any questions or concerns about this update, please do not hesitate to contact us at saintsfunder@st-andrews.ac.uk 

Please Help Me succeed!

You don't need to give money to help me succeed! 

Please share this project with anyone you think would support me – on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over coffee or on your blog. Please don’t forget to sign up as a Helper or Follower. 

In fact, share it with everyone you know - it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely I am to achieve my goal. And I know I said you don't need to give money to help, but I'd love it if you did! Please sponsor me and help make this happen. I am so excited to be taking part in this wonderful project. Thank you! 

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