NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF CATHOLIC STUDENTS (NMCS) ZAMBIA

"Stand together for what you believe"

CONTENTS
1. SPORTS DAY:
2010 SPORTS DAY
 
"Catholic Students; Promoting HIV/AIDS Awareness through Sport"  

This years theme was inspired by Hon Kalila, then the Deputy Minister of Sports, who was the guest of honour at last year's sports day whose theme was "Appreciating our God Given Talents Through Sport" . This was after He urge the youth to be focused in life and always to avoid HIV/AIDS by abstaining from sex and being faithful to their sexual partners in marriage. He further challenged the youths to be brave and have a peaceful mind by going for VCT and advised that during the next event of such manner a group of VCT councilors should be invited so that they could be offering their services and information to the students.

We were further inspired by the HIV/AIDS & VCT workshop which was held in Harare, Zimbabwe in March 2010 which was organised by our Pan African office, whose theme was "The Proximity Campaign on HIV/AIDS and VCT; Students Campaign against Discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS"

 

 

Left to Right: 

Ms Notulu Tembo (NMCS Vice Coordinator), Fr Declan (NMCS & UNZA Chaplain) & Mr Chaila Mwate Joseph (NMCS Coordinator) during the opening of 2010 Sports day at Matero Boys Secondary School.

 

 

The 2010 sports day was held at Matero Boys Sewcondary School in Lusaka on 3rd July 2010. It started with a blessing from Fr Declan, UNZA & NMCS Zambia Chaplain, and welcoming remarks from the coordinator Mr Chaila Mwate Joseph, a 7th year medical student at the UNZA-RWC (University of Zambia - Ridgeway Campus,  the School of Medicine). In his remarks he urged the students to participate fully, and he also thanked the sponsors of the event the National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) for donating information of HIV/AIDS that was distributed on the day, and New Start Centre/Society for Family Health(SFH) for providing VCT services.

 

Games played included Soccer, Volleyball, Athletics, and Scrabble.VCT services and information on HIV/AIDS were provided to all.Over 35 students and members of the community got tested and freed their minds.

The participating institutions were Lusaka School of Nursing (LSN), Natural Resources Development College (NRDC), University of Zambia-Great East Road Campus (UNZA-GERC), University of Zambia-Ridgeway Campus (UNZA-RWC) and the Evelyn Hone College. Other member institutions did not partcipate because they were on vacation at the time.

 

                                                                                                    Students Playing Volleyball

 Youth Zico Academy (YZA) of Matero under the leadership of Mr Harrison Bwalya also participated in soccer and were fixed aganist Evelyn Hone College. Evelyn Hone College underrated YCA for the football team was full of young stars. The match ended 3 all with Evelyn Hone College coming from behind twice, intially equalisng from 2 - 0, and then 3 - 2. On the other hand UNZA-RWC/LSN lost to NRDC/UNZA-GERC 4-3.

 Left: Group Photo

 
 
 
 
 
2009 SPORT DAY
 
"Appreciating our God Given Talents Through Sport" 

The 2009 Sports day where held at the University of Zambia Sports Fields popularly called the Goma Fields. It was a cool Saturday morning of August, on its 8th day. The Occasion was graced by the Honorable Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and Child Development, Honorable Dr. Kalila.

The sports day was celebrated under the theme "Appreciating our God Given Talents Through Sport"

In his Speech Hon Dr Kalila thank the organisers of the event (NMCS Zambia), and he was very glad that he was invited to such an event that was full of intellectuals.

"The benefits of taking active part in sporting activities cannot be over emphasized. remember 'all work without play made Jane a dull girl' ” He said.

He further said that such events were important because of there association with the full humanistic development of affection, cognition, social and psycho-motor systems and that role of the Catholic Church in national development was one exhibition of societal talent. On behalf of Government, he appreciated the value of the Church and what it afforded to do because it gathered people of all political affiliation.

 

             Hon Dr Kalila

He urge the youth to be focused in life and always to avoid the HIV/AIDS pandemic by abstaining from sex and being faithful to their sexual partners in marriage. "Youths being the leaders of tomorrow are supposed to be cautious about the dangers of abusing drugs, corruption, and HIV/AIDS among other challenges of the youths in our country. If youths are to put in practice their Christian values, this country would be a better place to live. so i urge you to stand together for what you believe." He said.

He also challenged the youth to be brave and have a peaceful mind by going for VCT and advised that during the next event of that manner a group of VCT councilors should be invited so that they could be offering their services to the students. 

Realizing the financial constrains the Movement was facing, Hon Kalila donated 5 soccer balls.

 

 

 

Left to Right:

Hon Kalila (Deputy Minister of Sports), Mr .... (Ministry of Sports), Mainza Okell (NMCS Coordinator), Chaila Mwate Joseph (NMCS Treasurer - Looking away), and Zulu Stephen NMCS Council Member from LBTC (Shaking hands with Hon Kalila)

 

 

 

The participating institutions were Chainama College of Health Sciences, Lusaka School of Nursing (LSN), Natural Resources Development College (NRDC), University of Zambia-Great East Road Campus (UNZA-GERC), University of Zambia-Ridgeway Campus (UNZA-RWC), Lusaka Business and Technical College (LBTC), National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) and the Evelyn Hone College.

The games played included Soccer, Volleyball, Netball, Athletics, Tag of war, Cheese and Scrabble. UNZA-GERC was the best overall team, UNZA-RWC (Medical School) was the second best with NRDC finishing third.

Story By: Chaila Mwate Joseph (6th year Medical Student, UNZA-Ridgeway Campus)

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2. CONVENTION: 
3. RENEWAL CONFERENCE: 
4. CHARITY WORK

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