Welcome to Yebo Volleyball

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We’re a non-profit organization focusing on volleyball coaching, mentoring, work experience, and education opportunities for youth in South Africa.

We train over 200 kids per year in volleyball and help connect them with schools and scholarship opportunities to further their education and athletic goals. We currently work with kids in primary school up through University living in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Youth unemployment in South Africa exceeded 50% before the Covid-19 pandemic and will take time to recover. We’re currently fundraising to make our program more sustainable with part-time salaries for South African youth that help us with coaching, organizing events, and sourcing more sports equipment (to donate click here) . This is our first crowdfunding campaign as our funds to date have been raised from the local volleyball community and through fundraising tournaments we’ve organized in the past, which are now limited with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our program also provides a bridge for some students interested in continuing with the sport in high school and beyond by connecting them with funding/scholarship opportunities as well as other local schools that have a sports program.

Since we began volunteering our time as coaches, we’ve helped 30 kids with strong academics and volleyball skills attend the Western Cape Sports School where they’ve been able to move out of the township for school, continue playing volleyball, and further their studies. Some of these students have also gone on to qualify for partial volleyball scholarships at the University level to continue studying and playing the sport.

While our organization was officially founded in 2015, we’ve been volunteering our time since 2011 teaching volleyball primarily to underprivileged kids in Cape Town. With our combined effort at the schools we typically train over 200 kids per year and are very proud of the students that have continued playing the sport and helped pass on what they’ve learned to the next generation.

We plan to continue coaching volleyball again once the lockdown is over while continuing to give opportunities to South African youth in the process.


Dominique de Ro

Volunteer from Belgium

Sheana-Alice Abrahams

Volunteer from Cape Town

Nienke Veerbeek

Volunteer from the Netherlands

Jerome Fredericks

Volunteer from Cape Town

Chris Ahlfeldt

Volunteer from California

Dominique’s Story

The beginning of Yebo Volleyball

In 2007 and 2008 I visited South Africa as a tourist. It was love at first sight for this breathtaking country and its wonderful people. I wanted to go back as soon as possible to work as a volunteer. Having been an international player for my country Belgium for many years, I wanted to share my passion for volleyball, which has given me so much, and introduce the sport at an underprivileged primary school in Hout Bay in 2009. I worked with grades 6 and 7 for 1 month. The kids loved it so much and learned so fast I decided to return to Cape Town for a longer period to extend volleyball to other primary schools in and around the city…


The volleyball project is more than just the student’s ability to perform in the sport. Students have become more confident and the more they play with their team, the more positive they feel about life and themselves.

DonovanSchool Teacher

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