Alive & Kicking Zambia

Alive & Kicking Zambia became our second stitching centre when it opened in 2007. The operation set out to address the serious problems surrounding unemployment, health and a lack of sporting equipment.

Situated in Zambia’s capital city, Lusaka, over 40 members of staff are paid a fair wage to produce up to 2,000 balls a month. The stitching centre is on the site of Zamleather, a subsidiary of Zambeef, who supply the operation’s leather.

Alive & Kicking Zambia has produced and distributed over 100,000 balls since production started. Supporters who have sponsored balls include DHL, MTN, Coca Cola, Camfed, RAPIDS, Zambian Malaria Foundation, Zambeef Plc, Zamleather, Good Gifts and lots of individual donors. As well as giving balls to schools through donations, we also retail them in Spar, Shoprite and Pick N’ Pay outlets.

Donated balls are printed with HIV/AIDS and malaria messages and are often used to help organise discussions around health issues. The team regularly organise football tournaments and outreach programmes to raise health awareness further and has organised extremely successful road shows, of the Copperbelt region in 2012, the Central Province in 2013, and Lusaka Province in 2014.
Find out more about the 2014 HIV awareness roadshow, of Zambia’s Lusaka Province

Latest Zambia News

An update from Zambia – Jane Thiong’o: 

Jane Thiong’o is Country Director of Alive & Kicking Zambia. Here, she outlines some of our recent Zambian successes:   Greetings from Lusaka! It is now two years since I became Alive & Kicking Zambia Country Director, and as anyone who has visited Zambia can imagine, we have faced constant challenges in that time; national [...]

Kenya

The first Alive & Kicking workshop was set up in Nairobi in 2004. Since then Alive & Kicking Kenya has produced and distributed over 200,000 balls, 90,000 of those for UEFA.

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Ghana

A&K Ghana opened in 2012 and has been ahead of schedule during its first year. Funding partners are still being sought to secure its long-term financial viability.

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