The project not only helps support young people who live in poverty through sport, it also provides students and staff a unique development opportunity to come back to the UK as better coaches and people. Students and staff who have been part of this project all come back describing it as a life changing experience.

The Northumbria Sport Foundation supports Northumbria’s Volunteer Zambia students fundraise every year, and provides funds to the Fountain of Hope (a Volunteer Zambia placement site in Lusaka) food appeal to help provide two meals a day to homeless young people in Lusaka.

For any Northumbria student who would like to apply to be part of this project, applications usually open in September/October with information announced on the Northumbria Sport Website Volunteering page https://northumbriasport.com/volunteering and on Twitter @NUZambiaProject.