Painting the Skrum logo, the “Sipho” on the outside of the Swazi schools

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Above are pictures of Swazi coach Wilson Dlamini with volunteer rugby coach, Rachel Middleton.  Rachel has just painted her first Sipho (the Skrum logo) on the outside of a school – a very prestigious addition to any Swazi school as it shows that they are very much part of the Skrum family and have embraced the passion of rugby that is sweeping the nation.

Rachel did a 7 week volunteer sports coaching placement first at our project in Port Elizabeth, South Africa,  before heading for Swaziland where she will be coaching rugby (and painting Siphos on school walls!) for 4 weeks. She is already an experienced rugby player and has also had experience in AIDS/HIV counselling in the UK which will be very useful in Swaziland as Skrum, the charity that she is staying with, has their own AIDS/HIV programme addressing the serious pandemic sweeping the country.

However, you do not need to be an experienced rugby player to do this placement.  Providing you are a sports person, and have a basic knowledge of the game, you will undertake your Level 1 rugby coaching whilst in Swaziland and pick up lots of tips about the Skrum method of coaching.  The game is equally as popular with girls as it is with boys so female coaches are most welcome.

(Volunteer Vacations have volunteer rugby coaching placements in Swaziland.  a 28-day placement costs £1,600 and this price includes airport/coach stop transfers, accommodation at Sondzelas Backpackers set within the Mlilwane National Park, all food, local sim card, Level 1 rugby coaching course and transport to local placements.  For more information, see  Email:  Tel:  07833 208 158.  A lot of volunteers are combining the Swaziland placement with our sports coaching placements in Port Elizabeth and travelling inbetween the two by the Baz Bus.)



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.
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