Pete spent 8 weeks first in Swaziland as a volunteer rugby coach with the charity SKRUM Swaziland and is now spending another 8 weeks based in Nakuru in Kenya with SKRUM Kenya. He has taken some time off for his birthday and come down to the coast with Tasha, the SKRUM local co-ordinator for a few days R&R.
In addition to introducing the game and passion of Rugby into the schools and communities, SKRUM deliver essential life skills presentations to whole schools. In Swaziland, they concentrate mostly on HIV/AIDs education as the country has the highest figures in the world – some 42% of the population are infected and the average life expectancy is just 32 years old. In Kenya they include tribal and racial tolerance as historically there has been a lot of violence between different tribes and also cover gender violence.
If you would like to know more about volunteer rugby coaching and life skills education with SKRUM in Swaziland and Kenya, check out Volunteer Vacations website www.volunteervacations.co.uk or drop us an email with some questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a ring on 07833 208 158.