Welcome to Yebo Volleyball

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We’re a non-profit organization that teaches volleyball to kids in South Africa.

Our goal is to pass on our love for the sport and contribute towards social upliftment to kids in need in South Africa through volleyball training, mentoring, internship opportunities, and educational guidance/support from primary school up through University.

We currently volunteer our time to coach and help organize volleyball training at five underprivileged schools in Cape Town. Our foundation primarily funds the ongoing costs to run a school volleyball league such as equipment and local coaching fees for a few months out of the year.

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.

We’ve also helped a number of our kids with strong academics and volleyball skills attend the Western Cape Sports School where they received a subsidized room & board, education and volleyball training. In the past we’ve helped coordinate tryouts for kids at this school and helped place over 30 students in the volleyball program to date.

While our organization was officially founded in 2015, we’ve been volunteering our time since 2011 teaching volleyball to kids in need in Cape Town. With our combined effort at the schools we typically train over 300 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.

Directors

Chris Ahlfeldt

Volunteer from California

Dominique de Ro

Volunteer from Belgium

Nienke Veerbeek

Volunteer from the Netherlands

Yusuf Groenewald

Volunteer from Cape Town

Jerome Fredericks

Volunteer from Cape Town

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…

Testimonials

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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