BOPHELO KE KGWELE

The Bopelo Ke Kgwele - Thabo Project offers the children and young adults of the township of Mamelodi-East in Pretoria a safe place in which to play and learn through after-school sports activities organised by the Altus Sport organisation.

Under the supervision of competent coaches this project informs and creates awareness of the health and social issues essential for healthy development. Bophelo Ke Kgwele also trains young coaches in skills for development through sport thus also improving their career opportunities. Finally, the project includes the renovation of the Rethabile Sports Grounds as well as the maintenance of a play area for the Mamelodi community.

Our local partner : Altus Sport.

BENEFICIARIES

  • 400 children from the Mamelodi-East township benefit from sports, psychosocial and educational activities.
  • 9 young coaches between 20 and 28 years old from the same township.
  • 4 schools in Mamelodi: 2 secondary schools and 2 primary schools participate in the project as well as the Mamelodi municipality, associations and local clubs.

ACTIVITIES

The sports sessions are organised so that the children can play and learn the rules of specific sports thereby developing important sports values. Life-skills classes deal with the issues which affect the children of the townships in their daily lives (HIV/AIDS, alcohol, drugs, crime, etc.) through play and debate.
Read & Write learning support help the children with their literacy skills, in particular with English.

NUTRITION & TRAINING

The children receive a piece of fruit every day to give them energy and to encourage their participation in the activities the project offers.

The 9 youth leaders take part in training sessions that help them improve their supervisory skills, and integrate themselves into the job world.

THABO PROJECT

ART DIRECTION: KANULART

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT: ISMEDIA CONSULTING