JACQUES BURGER JOINS THE PRIDE IN KENYA >> www.rugbyinafrica.org
Have your tea or coffee ready to take a moment and share in the joy currently being experienced by hundreds of children in Africa, as our sport-for-good programs are up and running in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Just a few weeks ago, our first group of Pride members assembled at Ololo Lodge, on the edge of Nairobi National Park, to take part in extensive team training before commencing our first community rugby program of 2017 in the Mathare district of Nairobi. Flying in from Windhoek, former Saracens player and Namibia national team captain, Jacques Burger, joined our team to lead coaching sessions across five schools and prepare for a huge tournament day at KCA University.
VIDEO: Jacques in action in Nairobi
A DIVERSE PRIDE
With over forty volunteers involved this year, representing fifteen countries from all over the world, we’re delighted to announce our 2017 Pride members who will coach 5,000 children across nine African countries between February and September. We commend our team for building an exceptional culture and we look forward to a hugely successful expedition this year.
Apply to join the Pride in 2018 or share the opportunity with a friend or colleague
LEADING THE PRIDE
Pride Ambassadors Piers Mitchell and Rory McGee share the role of Project Manager this year. Piers is with the Pride in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for February and March. Rory continues through to the project’s completion in September.
VIDEO: Piers and Rory discuss project management with the charity
Do you have what it takes to lead the Pride and be our next Project Manager? Learn more and apply for the role.
CSR IN ACTION WITH G4S KENYA
The scale of our operations continues to grow and expand. In G4S Africa, we have a remarkable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Pride Partnership which is enabling significant, long-term and sustainable impact on the ground.
VIDEO: G4S Kenya co-lead our Nairobi program with us and initiate an inspirational legacy project
MALAWI COMMUNITY CENTRE BUILD PROJECT
We’re making great progress towards realising one of the charity’s long-standing ambitions: to build a community centre and sports pitch, providing a platform for it to be locally managed. We’ve identified some plots in rural Lilongwe, raised over GBP 25,000 and work is due to start soon.
We appreciate and acknowledge contributions from St. James’s Place Wealth Management and Jason Leonard’s Atlas Foundation. Current Pride member, Iain Gallagher, has raised GBP 5,900 and professional rugby player, Marco Mama – joining the Pride in Zambia and Botswana this May!
If you would like to take part in – or contribute to – this amazing project, get in touch @ www.rugbyinafrica.org