Bhubes Pride Foundation (BPF), a community legacy project, is constructing a community centre at Mzumazi in Lilongwe Rural.
Since 2012, BPF, through its major partner G4S, has been conducting rugby clinics, health, safety, career and environmental talks as well as life-skill trainings.
The community centre will have a pitch rugby for and football, netball and basketball courts and accommodation quarters, complete with wash rooms.
As of now, the fence has been completed and the contractor is working on accommodation quarters.
BFP project manager Sofia Domingos said everywhere they operate, they leave a community legacy project ranging from libraries, environmental projects and community centres.
Over the weekend, the company hosted the 2017 G4S African Rugby Tournament Day at Mzumanzi School where about 450 children showcased the skills acquired over the years.
“We are happy with the way children, teachers and the community here have embraced rugby here. It is our hope that in future these kids will form a strong national team for this country,” she said on the sidelines of a rugby training session.
Over 400 children from Mzumazi zone, which has six schools, took part in the two-week long training.
“We also encourage children to work hard in their education, be disciplined and also be a team player and punctuality. Those are the values of rugby,” she said.
G4S Malawi human resources director Sandie Kumwenda said the partnership with BPF has been growing every year, resulting into the construction of the community centre.
Parental education advisor (PEA) Judith Chimimba Chiwoko said enrolment has increased since the introduction of rugby.