A list of organised people registered as clubs and groups in Zambia for either religious, education, cultural, scientific, and political or other purposes can be found here. Some of these clubs are non-profit. Many people learn in clubs and groups that are organised by their own members. Here you can find out about a wide range of clubs including sports, hobbies and youth organisations in your area. A club is an association of two or more people united by a common interest or goal. A service club, for example, exists for voluntary or charitable activities.
What is a club?
A group of people with a common purpose or interest, who meet regularly and take part in shared activities. Below are the different types of clubs that exist:
Regional clubs - They serve as social clubs around a specific geographic area. The club may be located within that region.
Clubs based on a common interest - The most popular type of social club is established around a particular shared interest. This interest may be academic, creative, passionate, artistic, cultural or political. Often the group will have conferences or expressions linked to the interest.
Clubs based on a common activity - Activity clubs are social clubs in which members meet to work out a particular activity as a group. Examples of common club activities include taking part in different activities such as sports, eating, cultural consumption, and artisanship.
Fraternities and sororities – These are social clubs of secondary or higher school students. Membership in these groups is by invitation alone.
Hobby club - Hobbies are used for interest and pleasure rather than monetary profit. Examples include science fiction clubs, ham radio, collecting, creative and artistic pursuits, making, tinkering, sports and adult education. Engaging in a hobby can contribute to achieving substantial skill, knowledge, and experience. However, personal fulfilment is the focus.
Personal club - Like hobby clubs., a few devoted friends run these clubs. These friends or family members do jobs they like to do together. They might indeed make a personal site for their club.
People who have everyday contact and frequent interaction, mutual impact, the common feeling of camaraderie, and who work collectively to achieve a common set of goals.
The social sciences offer a broad definition of the term ‘group’. As a way to generalise, it could be assumed that a group comprises several individuals that over a certain time span and through relatively regular and close relationships engage in mutual interaction with each other. Several characteristics allow for a more detailed description of the group:
Feeling of togetherness (sense of unity), permanence (temporarily or deliberately), cooperation and communication, group goals, norms and values, and distinct group functions.
Types of groups
Formal group - Created within an organisation to complete a specific role or task. This may be a one-off aim such as the launch of a particular product or service or a permanent or ongoing aim such as the provision of Information
Informal group - Individuals who decide they want to interact with each other establish informal groups. Informal groups seldom have a specific purpose; often the group forms because the group members regularly happen to be in the same location or because they enjoy each other’s company. For example, people may form a group because they sit close together in an office or live together in a house.
Primary group - Made up of a small group of people who interact frequently. A small team with a leader is an example of a primary group. We can also call a family a primary group. Within the primary group, values, beliefs and culture are highly important.
Secondary group - When many people get together (who seldom get together) they call it a secondary group. Secondary group members do not get to know each other and primary group members because the interaction with each other is less than in a primary group. When a secondary group forms, individuals generally have their own agenda and goals. The relationship they form is not long term and social interaction within a secondary group is likely to below.
In-group and out-group - This is composed of individuals who have a dominant position in social functioning. These members could be in the majority and carry prevailing values in society. The out-group refers to those individuals who are in certain instances considered less in numbers and usually looked upon as marginal or subordinate in society.