The Oliver Foundation

"Working with local communities to help build a sustainable future for people and the environment"

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Working in Swaziland, Lesotho and Kenya, SKRUM aims to give the youth of Africa hope for the future and for once the freedom of choice in their lives through social education and the opportunity to play the wonderful game of rugby.


Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known rate of HIV/AIDS infection - 42% of the 958,000 population. The average life expectancy is a lowly 32 and 31% of all youth are orphans & vulnerable children. It is projected that without bold action these frightening statistics will worsen.


  • To give the school children of Swaziland much-needed education in sex awareness, differentiating between the young and the sexually active, while introducing an element of fun - RUGBY!
  • To help develop individuals from families of limited resources who show ability in the game of rugby.
  • To ensure that participants in the programme are attending an institution that offers a well-rounded education.
  • To educate each participant in all aspects of the game of rugby (playing, officiating, coaching, diet, medical and administration).
  • To develop children's personalities and life skills so that they might grow into leaders who can proudly serve their communities and country.

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