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 and the Central Province in 2013.
Find out more about last year’s HIV awareness roadshow, of Zambia’s Copperbelt region