Painting the Skrum logo on the side of the schools in Swaziland

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  Tel:  01483 331551/ 07833 208 158 or email us on



We send gap year students, university students, families, people on Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and people on career breaks to coach sports, teach and work in orphanages, work in marine conservation, primates conservation, land conservation, looking after rescued jungle animals, animal welfare, women's empowerment programs (sewing/fashions), men's empowerment programs (carpentry, plumbling, electrics, DIY), medical shadowing (doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists), after schools clubs, reaching out to underprivileged children and adults in South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Mozambique, Ghana, Ecuador and The Galapagos, Thailand and India. In Swaziland we offer bespoke rugby coaching placements with the charity Skrum where volunteers (18 ) can take their Level 1 rugby coaching certificate and then travel on to other placements and coach rugby. In India, the placements are suitable for families and undeer 18's are accepted providing they are accompanied by an adult. India is also suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. We also offer building renovation and reconstruction in India in July. India placements can be from 2 to 12 weeks.
This entry was posted in AIDS in Africa, AIDS in Swaziland, Charities in South Africa, Level 1 rugby coaching in Swaziland, Mlilwane National Park, rugby charities in Africa, rugby coaching in Africa, SKrum, sports coaching abroad, Swaziland, Volunteer rugby coaching abroad, volunteer rugby coaching in Swaziland. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s