WHAT We do
Gainline Africa promotes the values of the sport we love by working in rugby communities at home and abroad. At home, we raise awareness and involvement through various initiatives that educate and engage Canadians about the issues our partners face. Abroad, we provide local community leaders and high school teachers with the tools they need to deliver after-school rugby programs to youth who have faced extreme hardships.
Our sustainable rugby community club model incorporates sport, space and play as tools for addressing a variety of critical development areas, such as:
EDUCATION & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Gainline Africa’s programs foster the physical, cognitive and social development of youth, teaching them valuable life skills through role models in their community.
HEALTH PROMOTION & DISEASE PREVENTION
The structure of Gainline Africa’s programs effectively, and non intrusively, educates youth and their families about relevant health and disease prevention issues. (i.e HIV and AIDS, malaria, sanitation, immunization)
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, LEADERSHIP & PARTICIPATION
In order to create sustainable change and a lasting impact, Gainline Africa looks to build the capacity of rugby communities, not replace it. We work in partnership with local organizations and community leaders to build infrastructure through local engagement and leadership. Our programs are designed with the careful consideration and active participation of each community we work with.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION & PEACE BUILDING
Our rugby programs assist in teaching conflict resolution and peace building skills to youth exposed to war and violence. Regular participation in physical activities influenced by positive leaders and cooperative teammates facilitates healing and re-bonding of communities and reintegration of those affected by war.