ABOUT THE PROJECT

Nomad Sports Academy was started in 2010, when a Canadian couple, Carmen and John saw the great need to support the Zambian orphans.

The initial connection was done in Sesheke, Zambia, a very poor community with a large number of orphans.  Feeding programs were started, as well as other humanitarian activities: blanket and clothes distribution, education sponsorship and others.
In 2011, Alusi Chirwa was appointed General Manager of the Zambian organization and thus the Nomad Sports Academy for Orphans was established in Zambia.

Nomad’s Sports Academy

To give our children a chance to train their bodies and minds in order to become leaders of tomorrow and to break the chains of poverty and shame and tell their story to the world.
Zambia has over 1 million orphans. Nomad Sports Academy is currently supporting close to 200 with feeding programs, education sponsorship and other needs.
Soon we would like to start the building of bricks, with a goal of 30.000 bricks in mind. These will serve to construct the first buildings on site.
Next will be the digging of the mega trench, from the top of the hill in Mukuni to our property and the connection with Mukuni Big 5 water pipe that comes from the Zambezi, so we will have free irrigation water.
We are currently planning the sending of a container to Zambia, with tools and the necessary utensils to start the construction. More info on this to come soon.

PROGRESS

APRIL 2013

De-Bushing

May 2013

Search for the water source

July 2013

Digging of the borehole, first attempt, which collapsed due to soft sand.

August 2013

Digging of the second borehole, lower in the valley, hitting great source at 27 m.

September 2013

Installation of the water pump, water tank, digging the trenches for the pipe to the faucet. Building of the fence was done in the same time, 24 km of wire, 500 poles, 1 gate.

October 2013

Planting of 440 trees: orange, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, peaches, guava, avocado, bananas, mango, cashews, plums, pomegranates, granadilla, tamarind, frangipani, palm, date palm, and many others.

November 2013-March 2015

Round the World Motorcycle Expedition for raising awareness for the orphans
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During 2013-2016

Feeding programs continued, education sponsorship increased and plans for the future buildings laid out.

April 2016

Feeding programs, sponsorship for orphans to go to school and equipping the Mukuni soccer teams with brand new soccer kits donated by the Metro Ford Football Club in Coquitlam and the SoccerX of Coquitlam British Columbia, Canada.

June 2016

Our little animal farm is growing nicely. We now have 20 egg laying hens and 5 goats. Soon 3 dairy cows will be arriving.

July 2016

Tennis clinic provided by two professional tennis players: Stain Mupeta Musungaila, a Davis Cup player from Zambia and Michael Ray Pallares, a Davis Cup player from Dominican Republic.
They both spend a day teaching our kids tennis skills at Livingstone Royal Tennis Club.

October 2016

We are preparing the land for the rainy season and we are getting ready to plant our watermelon seeds. Our little animal farm has grown with one more calf, our chickens are already giving us eggs and we also started to build bricks, to strengthen our water tank foundation.

December 2016

A group of 8 Canadians traveled to Zambia to deliver food, clothes, shoes, toys and sports equipment to our Academy.
The Mukuni United FC has improved tremendously since April, standing now at number 3 in the league.  Their dedication and effort has been stimulated by the new equipment donated by the Metro Ford FC in British Columbia, Canada and by Soccer Express, Canada.

Our garden is growing with new vegetables as well: we have now 500 watermelon plants, pumpkin, onion, beans, radish, beets, maize and millet planted to feed the people and animals. Our hens are having chicks and wild guinea fowl chicks, our goats are pregnant and soon we are getting two more dairy cows.

A container with a lot of goods is in the works in Canada, to be shipped to Zambia.  This will speed up our construction projects there.

March 2017

Our farm is steadily growing with 2 more dairy cows and 2 more goats. We are expanding our gardens as well to be able to feed more people. After an amazing rainy season, our trees and plants are growing beautifully.
Our local staff are working hard to maintain and develop this project and without them we would not be able to do this.