Play it Forward is a charity and football club that uses sport to engage disadvantaged children and young people and bring about positive social change in Zambian communities. Since 2009, our work has also included building schools, drilling boreholes, and installing latrines so that every young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential and thrive.
Every year we engage over 1,500 young boys and girls with quality health education and HIV testing, via our peer led education through football approach. We have reached a further 5,000 children by improving community school infrastructure as well as providing nutritional support and educational materials essential for learning.
Play it Forward was developed from a vision that people’s love for football can be used to build opportunities and take control of their own lives. This is achieved by our support, on and off the pitch, ensuring that young people emerge from our programmes with new skills to succeed in school, the workforce and in life.
Our generous trustees cover the core running costs of the UK charity, everything from salaries to costs associated with project monitoring visits. Thanks to this generous support, 100% of every penny raised goes to the projects we support in Zambia.
In 2021 we received a sizable 3-year grant from Comic Relief which is testament to our good governance, locally led structure and impactful projects.
We are looking for an ambassador and trustee to help raise the profile and awareness of Play it Forward by attending events, talking about our work and encouraging others to get involved in fundraising activities or volunteering.
An initial trip to Zambia to see first-hand the extraordinary education, health and football projects in Southern Zambia would be arranged, paid for and accompanied by some of the UK trustees.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested in the role. We would be delighted to meet up and tell you more about the work we do.