Coach rugby and experience Africa on our unique overland expedition. Volunteer and stay at our Malawi community centre, individually or arrange a group visit
Transforming lives in The Warm Heart of Africa
Just as Bhubesi Pride Foundation made itself known on the world wide web, Malawian, Wordsworth Rashid, sent the charity an email. Wordsworth invited BPF Founder, Richard Bennett, to stay with his family in Lilongwe and showed Richard what was possible through sport and education. Seven years on and Wordsworth is employed by the charity full-time as a development officer, helping to realise a long-term plan to engage the community in meaningful activities, changing hundreds of lives. Malawi is listed as one of the poorest countries in the world economically, with HIV/Aids and Malaria presenting persistent social challenges. Through sport, education and promoting healthy life choices, we are making a sustainable difference.
Meet development officer, Wordsworth, aspiring coach, Isaac, and see early progress videos from our sports and education community centre build project in Lilongwe
BPF development officer, Wordsworth Rashid, leads a year-round rugby and life-skills program with six primary schools, five secondary schools and one club; involving 700 players, aged 10 - 18. Wordsworth works with 44 actively engaged teachers and coaches to deliver curricular and extra-curricular sessions and coordinate monthly fixtures.
Bhubesi Pride Foundation is realising a dream. Having purchased a 7-acre site in rural Lilongwe, build plans are underway to lay a full-size sports field, netball court and volleyball court and construct a clubhouse (with two large learning spaces, changing rooms, offices, kitchen, canteen and viewing deck), on-site accommodation for visitors, storage space, manager’s house and parking. Plans to sustainably maximise the centre’s use include developing our core rugby and life-skills schools program, and, by partnering relevant in-country and international organisations, introduce additional activities, such as tutoring, adult learning, healthcare, IT and teacher training.
Read about the impact we’re making with communities in Malawi and hear from local coaches, teachers, our volunteers, donors and charity partners.
“Rugby is the thing I really like most because I believe that, someday, I shall be someone.”
Isaac N’GomaRead On
“Rugby freshens up my mind and my body.”
“This place can change lives. Thousands of lives. For decades to come. It's amazing what can be done, if you just want to get it done.”
JBL & the Nokes familyRead On
“What I gained from my time as a volunteer was far more than I ever expected.”
Tim & DuncanRead On
“The students' experience has been amazing and they've developed their communication, leadership and organisation skills.”
Al Hancock, PE Teacher, Charters School
Charters School visits MalawiRead On
You have three incredibly exciting ways to help make an impact with Bhubesi Pride Foundation. Choose how you’d like to join our journey.