• 171E Wingate Square, London, UK
  • +44 75223 71933

What we do

Play it Forward has 3 objectives that underline all of our work:

1) Improve school infrastructure, attendance & attainment for young people in Zambia

2) Improve health & well-being for young people in Zambia

3) Improve employment opportunities for young people in Zambia

Sexual Health Football Coaching Session

Health Education & HIV Testing

Twenty of our academy players have been trained as ‘peer educators’ who go into local communities to deliver football sessions designed to educate young people about HIV and other health-related topics.

Namabondo school latrine

Community School Infrastructure

We partner with communities for whom the government funded education system is out of reach to improve education infrastructure in community schools. By building more classrooms, more children are in school, learning.

Zambian Boy Washing Hands at Nakawa School

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

We support local communities to build toilets, girl's changing rooms and water pumps alongside essential hygiene and menstrual health education.

Zambian Children with Footballs

Community Football

Every weekend we hold free community football sessions at our pitch, run by our expert coaches. We are strong believers that sports should be accessible to anyone and everyone.

Boy eating bread


We provide all of our players with a daily food allowance when they come to training. We also support rural community schools with feeding programmes by establishing school and community run gardens.

Zambian Children Learning with Laptop

Digital Skills Training

By providing access to computers and remote learning courses we are preparing a new generation of participants with the skills needed for developing nations in a rapidly changing world. 

Village banking women selling peanut butter

Village Banking

We help women in communities form microfinance groups to help build financial skills and knowledge, and to save money. By supporting people who don't have access to financial services, we are playing a critical role in financial inclusion.

Zambian Girl on Bicycle

Bicycle Education Empowerment

With limited and often unaffordable transport options in Zambia, getting to school and training can take significant time out of the day. Our community volunteers are loaned bikes to get to their sessions.