The Atlas All Schools programme in Lesotho is run by the Lesotho Rugby Academy. Our coaches run an all year programme across 5 schools. The All Schools programme gives children in Lesotho the opportunity to learn about the game and values of rugby. Our coaches encourage children to act responsibly and respectfully on and off the pitch, giving them structured team sports sessions every week. More recently, coaches have been teaching the children about Covid-19 and how to stay safe during the pandemic. 

The coaches in Lesotho have found that the children really enjoy their sessions, often school attendance goes up on the days when Atlas coaches are coming in. The children have also begun to pick up the English language, as our coaches teach in English. After the end of the programme, children have a greater awareness of issues such as HIV, gender equality, drinking and smoking.

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