Cardiff Met Volunteer Zambia

​​​​​ A group of children playing netball in ZambiaVolunteer Zambia is an international sport programme run by the Wallace Group, a collaboration between leading UK sport universities.

The Wallace Group supports and works with the leading Zambian Sports NGO, Sport in Action. Together, sport is used to engage, educate, and empower young people in Zambia and the UK.

Working in partnership with Durham, Edinburgh, Loughborough, Northumbria, St Andrews and Stirling universities, Cardiff Met has recruited 6 students and 3 staff members to work and live in Zambia between June – September 2024.

The universities that form the Wallace Group share a commitment to the establishment and sustainable practices of international development and work with our primary partner, the NGO Sport in Action, the Zambian government, and other sport stakeholders to support the delivery of Zambia's sports strategy in relation to young people and sustainable community participation.

Children and young adults playing football

​​Mission Statement

“To utilise the collective knowledge and experience across the institutions to codesign sustainable sport development programmes that provide pathways for increasing participation and create opportunities for education and leadership, and by doing so enhance the lives of young people in Zambia (and beyond).”

Adults playing football on a sandy field

Find out more about Volunteer Zambia and Sport in Action here:​​Group of volunteers and participants standing and sitting together for a photograph