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#Joinourjourney - Change lives through rugby in Africa

Since 2011, we’ve been uniting and empowering communities in Africa and inspiring international participation to enable change.

How to join our journey

In collaboration with African community stakeholders and by involving dedicated volunteer rugby coaches and passionate supporters, our goals are to:

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Participating children*

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Schools & communities*

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Local coaches empowered*

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Legacy projects †

*2018 stats / † initiated from inception

Where we work

The charity has extensive experience of east and southern Africa. We work in eight countries where we continue to build on trusted relationships with stakeholders who share our goals and values.

Kenya

In the heart of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, people live in extreme poverty, in slums such as Kibera and Mathare. In collaboration with local partners, including Shamas Rugby Foundation, we aim to give children a chance to play rugby, compete, develop life skills and, perhaps one day, represent one of Kenya’s top teams.

Our continued work in this region

Uganda

We’ve operated in Jinja since 2011, running coaching programs and tournament days with children from four local primary schools and an orphanage called SPEC Foundation. We work with players and coaches from Ugandan club sides and the Lady Cranes women’s national team. Alongside the Ugandan Rugby Union, we have plans to develop existing programs.

Our continued work in this region

Tanzania

We’ve supported school communities through rugby in Arusha and Dar es Salaam and we’ve helped to develop confidence in vulnerable children living on the streets of Moshi. We’re now focusing our efforts on assisting Tanzania Rugby Development in Arusha and Moshi, providing grant funding and strategic guidance to sustain and grow initiatives here.

Our continued work in this region

Malawi

Malawian, Wordsworth Rashid, contacted us in 2011 with the hope of connecting schools to the charity. Today, Wordsworth is a full-time development officer for Bhubesi Pride Foundation, leading a year-round schools rugby and life skills program. We’re constructing a sports and education community centre on a 7-acre site, 25 km from town.

Our continued work in this region

Zambia

Bhubesi Pride Foundation has worked with primary and secondary schools in Choma and Kabwe. Having developed a progressive relationship with Kabwe’s Die Hard Rugby – an organisation endorsed by the Zambia Rugby Union – we’re continuing to support this passionate rugby community through youth rugby programs, men’s and women’s club coaching and coach education.

Our continued work in this region

Botswana

Botswana’s national rugby landscape has enabled Bhubesi Pride Foundation to work closely with the Botswana Rugby Union over the years to run programs in three locations, including Gaborone, Selebi-Phikwe and Maun. Collaborating with club sides, such as the Gaborone Hogs and Maun Puppies, ensures players and local coaches benefit from varied participation.

Our continued work in this region

Mozambique

Since 2015, we’ve initiated coaching programs and tournaments with children and teachers in schools in Maputo. As we continue to educate and inspire passionate local coaches here, in partnership with the Mozambique Rugby Federation, we’re seeing transformational development. Together, we’re now exploring new locations to assist the growth of the game.

Our continued work in this region

South Africa

Rich in rugby heritage, South Africa has a huge opportunity to use the sport as a powerful tool for social upliftment in its most deprived locations and nurture talent through its expansive development setup. Working with township communities in Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria, we continue to unlock talent and change lives through sport and education.

Our continued work in this region

Pride Stories

Learn about the children and all those playing their part in the Pride: Local coaches, volunteers, donors and charity partners. Could it be you?

Join Our Journey

You have three incredibly exciting ways to help make an impact with Bhubesi Pride Foundation. Choose how you’d like to join our journey.

Volunteering Options

Volunteer

Coach rugby and experience Africa on our unique overland expedition. Volunteer and stay at our Malawi community centre, individually or arrange a group visit

Volunteering options
Sponsor a Project

Sponsor

Choose to sponsor any of the latest legacy projects we’re initiating or supporting and help us make a lasting impact

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Make a Donation

Donate

Support the growth and sustainability of our work by making a donation today

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Be a big part of the very special, and original, journey which has seen us earn universal recognition and inspire a global rugby community.

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