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Game-changing development and program expansion in Arusha
Juma Kittyler, a Tanzanian who was introduced to rugby while working as a chef, went on to represent his country in several international fixtures. Inspired by rugby and its values he established Tanzania Rugby Development (TRD) to use rugby as a tool to empower underprivileged children. BPF UK has supported Juma’s work through volunteer engagement, provision of sports equipment and grants through the Ed Cooper Memorial Fund. The family of Ed Cooper – a British student and keen rugby player who tragically died in 2016 just days after starting university – have donated funds to this initiative since 2018.
We’re helping the team to register a local NGO to optimise an existing development program, enabling Juma to build on his work of exposing hundreds of children to the sport and instilling the values of teamwork, respect and discipline.
Meet development officer, Juma Kittyler, hear how G4S Tanzania’s employees have collaborated with us and see volunteer coaches in action
Every Saturday, children from all across Arusha come together at a school in town to practice, rain or shine, mud, dust or grass. Juma's program has over 500 children coming to practice, with a core group of 60 regulars; 30% girls. The children are aged between 9 and 18.
Learn about the Tanzanian children and all those playing their part in the Pride
“The programs BPF initiates teaches rugby skills, life skills, discipline and integrity. The impact and legacy are that even when the BPF team has left the children and teachers continue using lessons learned.”
Imelda – TanzaniaRead On
"People in these rural village areas live in conditions which demand greater awareness and precautions to ensure they stay safe from the coronavirus. The supportive care work we're carrying out helps to shield these communities from this pandemic."
Wordsworth RashidRead On
"The food program it is a good thing and it is so advantageous because most of the children come from low income families and, sometimes, even getting breakfast before coming to training is a challenge."
Ramadhani, from St Judes schoolRead On
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