JBL and Bhubesi Pride begin organizing for new sports facility in Malawi
Former WWE Champion and commentator JBL recently traveled to Malawi, where he is helping to set up programs for a sprawling new sports facility alongside the for-profit charity Bhubesi Pride Foundation.
The complex, which WWE.com reported on earlier this year, is expected to feature both sports and education programs ranging from the existing rugby youth program to basketball, netball and volleyball. Additionally, it will provide life-skills education and partner with relevant organizations to offer “tutoring, adult learning, healthcare, IT and teacher training” in the hopes of creating local jobs for one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the world. Take a look at the video and tweets below for a glimpse at his week.
To donate to the project, visit the group’s GoFundMe page. For more about the project, visit Bhubesi Pride Foundation at rugbyinafrica.org.
Shot of the day as @WWE’s @JCLayfield stands with @bhubesipride’s founder Richard Bennett overlooking the progress of the charity’s sports & education community centre build project in rural Lilongwe, Malawi; (also in action in the field earlier today)!! #MakeItHappen 😲 🇲🇼 🏉 ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/pyWssdzy73— Bhubesi Pride Foundation (@bhubesipride) July 16, 2019
Hey @SpeedSt11ck two Malawian national players at a sports and education facility we are helping @bhubesipride build in a deep poverty area in Malawi. You are his favorite player! @nokesy @bookemshaaarkie pic.twitter.com/l3XcewylAi— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) July 16, 2019
We’re meeting the District Education Manager (the ‘DEM’) this morning with @nokesy & @JCLayfield to discuss how our work can complement education and sports development in Lilongwe for the long term. #makeithappen #joinourjourney pic.twitter.com/lMxgr9jMBi— Bhubesi Pride Foundation (@bhubesipride) July 16, 2019
Wordsworth Rashid here does incredible work for @bhubesipride in some of world’s worst poverty in Malawi using rugby as a sport to help kids. He just told me New Day are his favorite @Wwe Guys. @XavierWoodsPh @TrueKofi @WWEBigE pic.twitter.com/iIGaK3HSjN— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) July 15, 2019