A college in St Albans took their annual trip to Zambia, with the support of Watford FC and the charity, KidAid, to deliver football kits to their sister school this summer.
St Columba’s College, on King Harry Lane, visited their sister school, St Francis Secondary School in Malole, Zambia this summer to deliver the brand-new Watford FC kits.
Each year, St Columba’s College sixth form students and staff undertake the ‘Project Respond’ programme that was inaugurated in 1991 to meet the needs of young people in Zambia.
A total of 18 students and three members of staff travelled to Zambia this year for the project for three weeks.
Alongside delivering the football kit, staff and students also renovated the school’s dining room before continuing their project to support the Labuto Child Care Centre in Kabwe, where they helped to care for orphan children.
Mrs Ilze De Vos, a teacher at St Columba’s College said: “We are very grateful to KitAid for the generous donation of football kit for Zambian children, who were delighted with the amazing donation.”
For over 20 years, the Kit Aid charity have been supplying donated kit across Africa to underprivileged children, teenagers and adults to enable them to enjoy the beautiful game in some of the world’s poorest countries.