Aspire to Africa 2014

Aspire to Africa 2014 was the first trip run under the new charitable arm, Aspire Sports Trust and was one of the most successful yet.

The six strong team worked with three different schools in the coastal regions of Temeke and Kilwa. They were tasked to work closely with pupils, teachers and the local community in Yale Yale Puna Primary School, Buyuni One Primary School and Okombosi Primary School.


Aspire to Africa uses sport to develop and educate schools and local communities in Africa. The group, which included five members of the Aspire Sports team and a qualified teacher from Nishkam Primary School in Birmingham provided each school with equipment to help develop their physical education and school sport.

The additional equipment and resources helped the group of qualified sports coaches teach children a variety of activities including basketball, football, netball, volleyball, dance, rounders and parachute games. Teachers at each school were also supported and were left with more skills, knowledge and confidence in the delivery of physical education and sport.

Every school was also provided with additional educational resources. This helped aid the teaching and learning across various areas of their curriculum’s. Teachers were also supported in the classroom by the group in subjects such as English, maths, science, art and design technology.

“The trip was unbelievably good. The children we worked with were so grateful and so talented. We’ve all had such a great impact not only on their schools but on their lives too.”

“On a personal level the trip definitely had a positive impact on me. It’s made me realise I can help have a positive influence on people’s lives, it’s given me the confidence to do things I never thought possible and has also given me confidence in my own teaching!”

Kate Stableford

In total, Aspire to Africa 2014 worked with 1,463 children and helped 46 teachers. Aspire Sports Trust thank everyone for their generosity and support. As a result, each school were presented with sports equipment, hundreds of exercise books and classroom resources which will have a positive impact for years to come.

“I would like to thank everyone who donated and aided the team in their efforts to raise much needed funds. I’d also like the thank Aspire Sports Trust who organised the trip. Their dedication and ambition for wanting to impact on education in such as positive way is second to none. As a result the trip was a resounding success, it had a huge impact on so many people.”

Dan Hays

Some more photos from our trip

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