As you drive around Swaziland, you can’t help noticing schools with the Skrum logo painted on an outside wall. This indicates that the Skrum rugby coaches have introduced the passion of rugby into the school and coach both the teachers and the children. In addition to the rugby, Skrum also delivers its leaflets about AIDS/HIV awareness and prevention and talk to the children about this dreadful pandemic sweeping through Swaziland.
One of the jobs that the rugby coaching volunteers undertake is to paint the Skrum logo on new schools. The logo is known as a “Sipho”, which is a boy’s name meaning “Gift”. Both the children and the teachers are very proud to have the Skrum logo displayed on the outside of their school and be part of the Skrum family.
Above is a photo of Sam Dudman Jones painting his first Sipho. You can read all about his first two weeks as a volunteer rugby coach in Swaziland in previous blogs. Whilst there, he will be taking his Level 1 rugby coaching certificate.
(Volunteer Vacations have volunteer rugby coaching placements in Swaziland. 28 days cost £1,600. Price includes airport/coach stop transfers, accommodation at Sondzelas Backpackers Lodge set within the Mlilwane National Park, all food, Level 1 rugby coaching certificate, sim card and instruction on how to pain a Sipho! For more details see http://www.volunteervacations.co.uk. Tel: 01483 331551/ 07833 208 158 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org?