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.