This program aims at economically empowering young people through sport. "POWER" standing for People Organized Working for Economical Rebirth. This is a poverty reduction strategy program.
A field run by a peer coach
It is a pilot project in Zambia which utilizes sports teams as business entities as well as the market place for local communities. Through this project, team members sell their produce for cash or credit to members of the association. This creates a good market for their produce. The members have access to soft loans provided by the team members who are small bankers.
Why POWER Sport?
With the realisation of how people have been denied an opportunity to have a better standard of living, due to economical hardships, EduSport foundation designed this as a deliberate program to give vulnerable people hope and an opportunity to have a better living standard.
On the other hand, POWER Sport is a tool intended to supplement the government efforts to alleviate poverty, especially in sub urban and rural areas.
Where is POWER Sport carried out?
This program is carried out in our identified priority areas. Most importantly, in the areas where there are EduSport activities. POWER Sport being a community driven program, is to be implemented mostly where people are willing to participate in the implementation process of a given project.
These are some of the things that are needed for POWER Sport to be carried out
- Initial inputs to be provided through EduSport Foundation
- Labour to be provided by the community or the members of the association.
Projects under POWER Sport include;
- Animal Husbandry
- Crop Husbandry
- Fish Farming
- Small business enterprise
What kind of inputs are to be provided by the organization?
Under animal husbandry category:
- Two animals male and female to be given to each peer Coach
- Some domestic animals to be reared include
*Goats * Sheep *Rabbits *
Goats and sheep have been singled out because of their ability to survive during droughts and their resistance to diseases and simply they are cheap.