Sport

As Mandela prophesised, sport is the quickest to grow and the way into a range of other activities. Today, there are 9 soccer teams, ages under 10 to over 21, and 3 netball teams. Each weekend they are bused to Athlone League, some 12 km, from Makhaza, offering security, experienced coaching and general discipline – all much appreciated. The Clubhouse boasts trophies won, especially, by the netball teams. The teams practice 3 times a week and are kitted out in Club colours and an endless supply of boots and takkies.

Food

To meet the severe poverty early oats breakfasts are offered to minors, a hot lunch to all 3 days a week and a box lunch to all players on weekends. No one is refused.

Education

The poor quality of the township schools has made this our prime activity. The following projects have been initiated to ultimately produce better matric results – a pathway to postgraduate study and a way to counter a 60% unemployment rate:

  • Early Childhood Development for 3 to 6 year olds using simple found objects to encourage recognition of letters and numbers. Run by parents and seniors.
  • Robotics/Lego for 8 to 12 years run by senior Club members trained by Ort, South Africa. Weekly classes in the Clubhouse and at neighborhood schools. Very popular.
  • The local library – for juniors, story telling and encouragement of reading. Twice weekly.
  • After school homework in the Clubhouse assisted by tutors from the university. Computer availability and training.
  • Post matric financial support for university and college study, covering accommodation, travel, feeding, books, etc.

Social Activities

During school holidays and weekends – visits to plays and concerts in Cape Town, to Science Centre, nature walk, etc. Instructive talks on health and sexual issues. Also, a resource to a number of adult organizations.

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