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Help BPF raise funds for a community centre & sports facility in Lilongwe, Malawi

Thursday, 22.Dec.2016

Bhubesi Pride Foundation is always seeking to do more. Legacy projects are helping us drive sustainability through our work in Africa.

As a charity, we’ve been running community coaching projects in Africa since 2012. By this time next year, we’ll have had over 120 committed people – ‘Pride members’ – from 25 countries volunteer with us, coaching thousands of children and hundreds of local staff, learning so much themselves, too.

Volunteer coaches (Pride members) have been visiting schools in Lilongwe since 2012

In recent years – and largely in partnership with G4S Africa – we’ve been inspiring and initiating legacy projects. A library in Bloemfontein; improved security at a school in Gaborone; a better environment for children at a care home in Walvis Bay; tree-planting projects in Jinja, Rehoboth, Dar es Salaam and Lilongwe; two sports pitches in Port Elizabeth; a computer room in Choma.

We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved and enormously grateful to our partners and donors for enabling these community-enhancing developments.

Now – with the charity gaining increased support and momentum – we’ve decided to initiate a legacy project of our own…

  • A community centre with a netball court and rugby field
  • Lilongwe, Malawi

Children are used to playing on dirt, with no facility, limited local coaching and limited equipment and resources

So far, we’ve raised the following and we’ve got plans ongoing:

  • £16,250 – a grant awarded to BPF by St. James’s Place Wealth Management Foundation
  • £5,000 – a grant awarded to BPF by Jason Leonard’s new charity, The ATLAS Foundation
  • £2,500Worcester Warriors professional rugby player Marco Mama is arranging a fundraising event to target at least this amount for the project
  • £#,### – What will YOU raise to help us make this project be the best it can be for thousands of local Malawians to enjoy for years to come?
  • Planned start for the build: August 2017

Our target is GBP £30,000, but we hope to surpass this to ensure the project not only meets expectations, but has sufficient financial investment to sustain itself and to implement sports programs alongside the facility, maximising its community impact in the short and long-term.

Professional rugby player Marco Mama is raising funds for BPF's Malawi legacy project

If you would like to help us, please:

*When you make your online donation, type ‘Lilongwe community centre’ in the personalised message box

We're empowering more coaches and referees in Malawi

We’re empowering more coaches and referees in Malawi

A community centre would enable children to learn life skills on and off the field

A community centre would enable children to learn life skills on and off the field

Young community leaders are learning to coach and referee

Young community leaders are learning to coach and referee

A community centre and its sports pitch will enable players and coaches to unite through the sport in a 'club environment'

A community centre and its sports pitch will enable players and coaches to unite through the sport in a ‘club environment’

Malawian Wordsworth Rashid is already supported by Bhubesi Pride Foundation and runs year-round sports programs in schools

Malawian Wordsworth Rashid is already supported by Bhubesi Pride Foundation and runs year-round sports programs in schools

Uniting communities through rugby
Empowering staff & young leaders
Inspiring long-term development

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