In collaboration with our partners Sporting Chance, our Community Sports Development program aims to bring 250 together boys and girls under the age of 11 from three disadvantaged communities to participate in street cricket and soccer tournaments.
In 2017, this project will be extending further; The African Impact Foundation will further develop their relationship with Sporting Chance and will termly sports competitions between two schools in Langa and Khayelitsha, in addition to running two simultaneous street cricket tournaments, one in each community.
Short Term: Too often in these communities, children are left unsupervised after school, before their parents or carers come home. The added value of positive role models and mentors found in the coaches, older children and community member facilitators reinforces the positive influence sport can have in a child’s life.
Long Term: Introducing sports to children from an early age will help to develop long term healthy habits and enhance their social skills and abilities. Sport helps to educate children about teamwork, discipline and time management, all valuable for success in education and other aspects of life. Furthermore, sport positively influences the children in growing up to become competent and confident citizens.
Online donations to the community sports development project will greatly assist us in running street cricket and street soccer programs in multiple communities, as well as funding termly inter-school sports competition in Langa and Khayelitsha.