Film Screening: Miracle of Bern

In celebration of the World Cup 2011 hosted by Germany we have partnered with the German Embassy in Zambia to promote this land mark event.

We are screening the Film ‘Miracle of Bern’ a film by Sönke Wortmann which tells the story of the surprise World Cup victory by Germany in 1954.

Screening Schedule:

Burma School:     Friday 15th July 2011  at 14:30 hrs Hosted by Zambia Deaf Sport Association and Burma School

National Sports Development Center:   Saturday 16th July 2011 at 10:30 hrs Hosted by National Sports Council of Zambia

Kaunda Square Basic School: Sunday 17th July 2011 at 14:30 hrs Hosted by Kaunda Square Community Sports Club

Mutendere Community Centre: Tuesday 26th July 2011 at 14:30 hrs Hosted by Africa Directions

Chilenje Community Centre: Monday 27th July 2011 at 14:30 hrs Hosted by Africa Directions

All are welcome, entry is free, but you’ll need to bring your own pop corn and drinks 🙂

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All is Set for She’s Got Power! Women’s Football Tournament

The Sport for Social Change Network in Zambia members are warming up for the  tournament this Saturday, we are so excited and are looking forward to seeing you .

Participating women’s teams are: Kaunda Square Sports Club, Breakthrough Sports Academy, Play Soccer Zambia, New Wave, Life Skills Development Foundation, Kalim Sport and SCORE.

Not feeling like playing football? No worries, we are showing the movie the ‘The Miracle of Bern’ so you’ll have something to do as well – did we mention it is free? Yes! it is absolutely free.

The event  is  a celebration so there will be lots of  fun, music and some  information sharing on human rights, HIV/AIDS and of course football.

This is made  possible with the generous support of the German Embassy in Zambia, Women Win, NIF and the SSCN Southern Africa.

See you there!

WWC 2011 MascotThe FIFA Women’s World Cup ends on 17th July 2011 in Germany, it’s a symbol of the struggle, the liberty, the hard work and the power of women’s engagement in sport.

In celebration of the Women’s World Cup the Sport for Social Change Network in Zambia members will come together in a tournament to celebrate women’s right to sport.

The event will provide an opportunity for about 150 young women to play football, to get information about their rights and of course to have fun!
We proudly bring this event to you with the support of the German Embassy in Zambia, Women Win and the National Sports Council of Zambia.

Contact: nowsparwomen@nowspar.com for more information or to participate.

Additional activities include a radio interview on National Radio with NOWSPAR General Secreatry Ms. Lombe Mwambwa on the FIFA Women’s World Cup as she reflects on Women’s right to sport and the gendered realities of sport on ZNBC Radio 2 at 09:30 on Sunday 9th July.

A discussion forum on women’s access to sport and the world cup at at NOWSPAR on Monday 10th July bringing together members of the Sport for Social Change Network in Zambia.

A screening of a movie about football in Germany and how the sport has developed and the public screening of the World Cup final match.

Past activities include a live screening party hosted by the German Embassy, participation by youth in a social soccer match at the Olympic Youth Development Centre to raise awareness about the World Cup.

The German Embassy presented football equipment and financial grant towards these activities related to the world cup.

Goodbye Linda! Welcome Connie!

We bid a warm farewell to Ms. Linda Slategen Jacobsen whose term of service at NOWSPAR as a YSEP volunteer  has come to an end.

Linda (Left) served at NOWSPAR from August 2010 to June 2011 as a Sports Officer. Her contribution is ranging from supporting the development of the Kaunda Square Community Sports Club, monitoring and support of NOWSPAR Chapters, facilitating Sport Events, fundraising and advocacy work.

We’ll fondly remember Linda for her hardwork, for being the most positive person at our office  and for her enthusiasm to achieve as much as possible no matter the situation.

Linda hands over to Ms. Connie Bakke Bolstad (Right) who will serve in the same position from July 2011 to July 2012.

Speaking at the farewell Tea Party Linda said she will miss working in Zambia and living with her host family, the smiles and strangers who know her name.

Presenting the farewell gift, Ms. Mwaba, Executive Director at NOWSPAR, said she was confident Linda will do well in what ever she endevoured to do, in her career and personal life.

‘You are now an ambassador for Zambia, for your family here and for NOWSPAR.’ Ms. Mwaba invited Linda to feel free to visit or come again to work at NOWSPAR here in Zambia or in Norway.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Greg Shikombelo of Edusport also presented a gift and wished Linda well and said  ‘You have made such a big difference to the community you worked with just by coming and working with them. thank you for your time and courage of participating in the YSEP program.’

An Irish Blessing dedicated to Linda:

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,The rains fall soft upon your fields and, Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.