A SPORTS’ MINISTRY IN WESTERN ZAMBIA: The Western Province of Zambia has 16 districts and as a sports ministry, we aim to reach out to all the districts. Soccer balls are the tools we use to partner with football clubs in the rural areas, to be able to visit schools and to share the love of Jesus Christ. the project cyrus, founded in 2015, aims to provide an extensive bible study program in schools and football clubs to meet the spiritual needs of young people in the surrounding communities. And by doing this, people who have never heard about God will be introduced to the gospel..
To further the Kingdom of God by spreading the Gospel throughout the Western Province of in Zambia using sports to reach out to children, teens and young adults, not only that but to also give people in rural Zambia with Education giving children the opportunity to chase their dreams..
Will you prayerfully consider joining our team? Thank you so much for your investment. Your prayers and giving will bring lots of people to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and support in Education of rural under previlaged children, lets restore hope where we can, Together we can change lives.
Helping a single child can open so many doors to limitless possibilities, bringing joy and hope.
As an organisation, we strive to give hope to less preveleged people in rural Zambia, children born in homes that cant afford to give then an education, they are families out there struggling just to have a decent meal, So we decided to reach out to these lives to atleast give them hope, we do this by preaching the word of God through sport and through our means, we help support as many children as we can by providing them with means to access education
The community we work in is very poor. Most parents struggle to pay for school fees, uniform and school supplies for their children. a little monthly support you can ensure that our players wont be left out of school for financial reasons..
As a sports based ministry, making sure all sports gear is available is our goal We need soccer, Volleyball and Basketball equipment for boys and girls age 8 to 17 years such as sets of jerseys, boots balls, training vests, cones, volleyball net etc.
If you wish to live a life changing experience, come and and join us for a short, medium or long term mission. You will be working with us in an impoverished comunity to coach sports, Teach bible stories, train coaches in story telling, first aid, child protection and community development..
Hi my name is Lana. I originally went to Mongu April 2010 as a nursing student from Canada. Since then many students have gone to teach, learn and be a part of the community. It’s always been a special place for me. In April 2019 when I was able to go back with a group of health care professionals were going to teach I took full advantage of it. I knew that Banks was using soccer as a team building exercise for his group and that would be a great place for me to connect back to the community.
I love soccer and what it has done for me as a women and as a team player. My women’s soccer teams from Canada were amazing and sent with me a tremendous amount of equipment and gear that I could distribute for the kids. I was even able to bring down a set of pink jerseys for the female soccer players! What an amazing experience to see and join those kids and teenagers in a game of soccer. Soccer really is a simple game but provides so many valuable lessons..
We even got the opportunity to play soccer with the local kids, and it was truly an honor to be involved with the work that Banks and his team has done for the childrenin the community. [...] Sincerest thanks to Banks and his team with the Project Cyrus: OkaZHI is forever grateful for the ongoing support and commitment to promoting healthy habits for children and youth in Mongu.
This is an everyday challenge in most parts of rural Africa, and are trying to make a difference in the area we operate in, by surprising the locals with something to sustain their Families
Weʼve raised £2,000 to Help kick-start camps in Zambia! With your donation we will be able buy tents + sports equipment for the first camp which we had set to take place the end of March 2020, but due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are yet to set a new date.Sign up for our monthly newsletter email us with "subscribe"
Another incredible afternoon!! Our children in Mongu visited the children in Nalusa village and played soccer against each other. Beautiful afternoon full of excitement!!.
Another incredible afternoon school shopping with these awesome children!! A huge thanks to all our sponsors!! You are making a huge difference.
We usually have friendly matches every month, we usually arrange with teams from other villages around and get together for a game, but everything has been paused due to the fear of the Covid-19 coronavirus.
We organise small tournaments with teams from the district and around the village, these tournaments are very exciting and gives the local villagers something to look upto as we have grown to become a team for the community. We wait for the day when we can play again
A follow up on their school performance.