Lesotho Rugby Academy

Dolen Cymru is working in partnership with the Federation of Lesotho Rugby to deliver a rugby programme for school children in Lesotho and in September 2014 the Lesotho Rugby Academy was launched.

 

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This programme will work with schools to introduce kids to rugby whilst delivering some important messages about healthy living. In a desperately poor country where 1 in 4 of the population are HIV positive, rugby can offer children the chance to be part of a team and something to work hard for, whilst also teaching them about common health issues and how to avoid them.

A pilot programme was started in October 2014 and all going well, 2015 will see the full launch working with 40 schools.

LRA_Group.jpgThe programme was the brainchild of Dan Aylward who spent 2 years working for the Lesotho government in Maseru. 

You can read about his recent visit to launch the programme here.

It costs £300 to run a 10 week rugby course in a school in Lesotho.

You can donate to the programme here.

 

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