Architecture & Civil Engineering in Zambia

Students from ACE taking part in the IDEALS Zambia project




The project was formed in 2005 in a unique union between a UK Sport initiative and a selection of UK Universities who collectively make up the Wallace Group (the Universities of Stirling, UWIC, Bath, Durham, Loughborough and Northumbria). The partnership selects and trains specialist sports and media students from the six universities who travel out to Lusaka, (the capital of Zambia) where they spend the Summer weeks working with local volunteers, organising and delivering School PE lessons, community sports programmes and health awareness workshops within the deprived areas of the City’s compounds.

Through the provision of sport, The International Development Through Excellence Leaders and Sports (IDEALS) Project aims to focus on the positive impact that sport can have upon impoverished communities, which are often affected by high levels of unemployment, crime, exclusion and many health risks, including HIV and AIDS. By encouraging children and young people to attend sessions, it is hoped that sport can be used as a medium to develop motivation, self development and self reliance and help improve the quality of their lives.