In Their Own Words
Sport In Action (SIA) is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) whose purpose is to improve people’s quality of life through sport and recreational activities. Founded in 1998, SIA was the first Zambian sports NGO. With sport for development (the use of sport as a tool for social change) as its underlying principle, SIA positively impacts the lives of thousands of children throughout 24 districts in Zambia.
SIA staff and volunteers work with more than 160,000 children each week, many of whom come from challenging backgrounds. Through this work lives have been transformed due to knowledge enhancement in the area of healthy and life skills, behavioural change towards both family and peers and improvement in sporting abilities.
TackleAfrica started working with Sport in Action in 2011. Their coaches have completed a number of TackleAfrica coaching courses and are currently working toward their Level 3 Facilitator qualification. They are also supporting Alive and Kicking’s 2013 Road Show in Central Province led by TackleAfrica.