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Malawi: Local G4S employee continues to engage students through rugby in Lilongwe

Monday, 03.Nov.2014

We are delighted to report on a heartwarming rugby story from Malawi which sees a G4S employee (who’s worked with Bhubesi Pride for the last two project visits, including May this year) continue to coordinate regular rugby coaching clinics with children at a local school in Lilongwe – in his own free time!

Davis Banda works for G4S Malawi in Lilongwe. Here are some extracts from a recent email he sent to Bhubesi Pride Foundation:

“I would like to inform you that I am coaching touch rugby in my own time at Lilongwe Demonstration School (a government urban school). I started this in July 2014 after Bhubesi Pride’s team visited Mzumanzi and Mngwangwa primary schools in Lilongwe’s rural district in May 2014.”

Davis Banda

Davis at a coach education workshop at Mngwangwa Full Primary earlier this year, during Bhubesi Pride’s May visit to Lilongwe

“Below are pictures of the children during coaching and training. These pupils are in class 3 and 4, during introductory sessions of touch rugby. I have 80 pupils taking part in this sport. 16 pupils per class from class 3 to 7. They age between 7 and 14 years, both boys and girls.”

Davis Banda rugby coaching sessions in Lilongwe, Malawi

Davis Banda rugby coaching sessions in Lilongwe, Malawi

Davis Banda rugby coaching sessions in Lilongwe, Malawi

Davis Banda rugby coaching sessions in Lilongwe, Malawi

Davis Banda rugby coaching sessions in Lilongwe, Malawi

Davis Banda rugby coaching sessions in Lilongwe, Malawi

“I want to thank G4S Africa management and your team, because without you I could have not known this kind of sport. It all started when I went to do Health and Safety tips to the pupils when your 2013 team was coaching this sport to children and teachers in our area.”

As a charity, we look forward to reporting more and more on stories such as this and supporting people like Davis in their efforts to promote sport in schools in Africa.

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