10% of Your Booking Directly Helps Kids in Zambia
Not only will signing up to a 10-week programme improve your health, it will also help the least fortunate children of northern Zambia receive life skills and education through play.
Life in Zambia
Zambia has one of the lowest life expectancies in the world and and one of the highest death rates, largely due to the high number of people with HIV and AIDS. 75% of the population live on less than $1.25 per day and now, due to the maize crop failing, many are living in hunger.
In this area of Zambia approximately 4,000 children aged between 4 -18 don’t get a full education. Often both parents or guardians go out to work during the day, leaving their children not only to look after themselves, but often to look after their younger siblings too.
My connection with Zambia comes through my Mum (Jenny Featherstone) who lives there and set up Play for All. Mum saw that many children were roaming around unsupervised and didn’t have a safe place to go during the day. She did not have the resources or the capacity to build schools for all the children but she did start Play4all.
What is Play4All
Play4All gives unsupervised children somewhere safe to go during the day and provides local role models. These local people volunteer their time to improve the life chances of the children by developing their learning ability through play. Play4all provides structured play which stimulates dexterity and co-ordination (colouring, skipping games, balance games) imagination (lego, sand pit, construction such as kite making) problem solving; (Jenga, drafts, puzzles) and social games such as football, baseball and netball as well as singing and storytelling.
How your fitness helps the kids
For each block of 10 1-2-1 sessions you purchase, 10% goes directly to Play4All.
Just £10 can feed a small family for a month.
£50 can provide training courses for 20 volunteers so that the project to continue.
Donations can also help to replace worn-out puzzles and toys
For more details go to https://www.facebook.com/ZambiaPlay4All/