(Caring Hearts Activating Meaningful Programmes) was founded to leverage the
Asset-Based Community Development (‘ABCD’) best practice principles, in a quest
to champion the cause of under-served current and future boxers by ensuring
wide participation and continuous development of excellence in a conducive
environment. At a glance,
‘ABCD’ strives to draw attention to social assets: the gifts and talents of
individuals, and their social relationships in a particular community. Such relationships
fuel local associations and informal networks, to uncover and use the strengths
within this community as a means for sustainable development. FIVE PILLARS
ANCHORING MAYISELA C.H.A.M.P.S PROGRAMMES Our programmes
are located within the Integrated School Sport Framework of the National Sport
and Recreation Plan (NSRP) and Schools Act; resonate with the Joburg Growth and
Development Strategy (GDS 2040), as well as in compliance with clause 7 of ISO
26001 on Social Responsibility. At a glance, the
five pillars are: 1) Advocacy Board
leadership, patron, and executive director reach out to elected public
officials; keep policy-makers
informed of our organisation and key policy issues facing our communities.
Determine which of their aides handle issues that are central to our cause. 2) Social Mobilisation/Outreach (i) Stage a quarterly tournament in Soweto
shopping malls, recreational parks, halls and the Soweto theatre(ii) Visit
township no-fee schools to pilot/roll-out the boxing development plan(iii) Commit 67
Minutes on Mandela Day/month and donate sports equipment and apparel 3) Health and
Wellness (i) Screen for
quadruple burden of diseases: cholesterol; high blood; glucose and salt levels;
body-mass index (obesity); cancer;(ii) Participate
in ‘fun-runs’ and ‘fast-walks’; 4) Capacity building /Training Facilitate
capacity building/provide opportunities for continuous professional development
(CPD) where possible, for preparation, implementation, operation, operation and
management of programmes: for instance, to counter illiteracy and ‘alliteracy’
(indifference to reading and/or writing), as well as curb the unscrupulous
boxing promoters, who prey on unsuspecting and naïve boxers, as the latter are
invariably oblivious to the ‘small print’ in a contract document. 5) School Sport Development Getting more
learners to undertake boxing as a sport, so as to help township schools provide
quality physical activity for children and youth. As well as to signpost
schools to local clubs affiliated to Boxing South Africa.
Sporting Chance was
established 24 years ago. Over the years it has grown to become one of the
leading sports coaching and development organisations in South Africa with a
powerful and recognizable brand. Sporting Chance aims to empower youth to
recognise the ability to use sport to introduce education and learning
initiatives. Through sport and team play many life-skills are identified and
nurtured to bring about a positive change in society today. Within the Sporting Chance
structure sits two distinctive entities: 1. Sporting Chance Coaching
Programme 2. Sporting Chance
Development Foundation The Sporting Chance Coaching
Programme forms the foundation of the organisation and was the starting point
for founder Brad Bing when he launched his one man cricket coaching clinics in
1990. Over a quarter of a century later, the Coaching Programme has grown
dramatically involving over 8000 children annually. Offerings include: Holliday
Coaching Clinics, Afternoon Coaching Clinics, Individual Coaching, Birthday
Parties and School Term Coaching Clinics for most sports codes. Originally
based in the Western Cape the programme is looking to expand its wings shortly
to other regions around South Africa. The Sporting Chance
Development Foundation (SCDF) is a registered Non Profit Organisation as well
as a Public Benefit Organisation and has an excellent track record of delivery.
Sporting Chance has
successfully conceptualised and managed many sports and health outreach
programmes throughout South Africa including among others: Street Soccer;
Health of the Nation ®; Khulani Beach Soccer; Street Cricket and Calypso
Cricket ®, Talent ID Bursary Programme & the SCDF School programme. The
philosophy of getting children off the streets and onto the sports field has
promoted physical activity and a healthy lifestyle to over 160 000 children.Follow Sporting Chance on
Twitter: @Sportinchance and like their Facebook page: Sporting Chance
Jozi Night Race
Team SSCN Runs The Nike Run Jozi Night Race
The Nike Run Free.Run Jozi 10 kilometer race amplifies the sport experience for young and established runners by encouraging them to connect, motivate and inspire one another,” said Anwar Jappie, Brand Director, Nike South Africa
"We singled out Human Rights Day as race day because of the significance the day holds and, more importantly, enabling our runners to celebrate their heritage, freedom and the right to take back the streets for the night.” As the leading sports brand globally, Nike understands some of the frustrations runners experience which include being restricted to specific training zones and indoor training.
Whilst there were thousands among the 10,000 runners who ran the race, many hardened competitive professionals arrived with every intention of fiercely competing for victory. First across the line in a time of 30:54.9 was Desmond Mukgobu, whilst Rene Kalmer was the first lady home, finishing in 35:43.4.
The winners each received a R15,000.00 cash prize. As the rest of the runners crossed the Finish line, the yellow snake began to form again outside the Nike Pledge tent, were they captured their personal pledges which were uploaded to social networking sites.
Some of the quotes from TEAM SSCN who took part :
"It was really an awesome run with a great atmosphere in the city!” Christiane Frische, The YDF-Africa-Team Manager.
"Thanks for the invitation to run yesterday. It was a great experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. Sorry I didn’t see all of you at the end – but congratulations and I’m sure you enjoyed the race. I’m a bit sore today… but no regrets!!” Tim Tucker, CEO of Ambassadors in Sport.
AWOF - Exclusive Trailer
Watch the Exclusive Trailer for the AWOF Documentary
Be one of the first to watch the trailer for the documentary featuring WhizzKids United. A World of Football (AWOF) is producing a documentary about organisations from all over the world which are using football to bring change to this world.
World Water Day
Sport Plays its Part
Lombe Annie Mwambwa
[ Source: sscnzambia.wordpress.com ] Sport for Social Change Organisations BreakthroughChiparamba Academy and EduSport Foundationare taking the lead in mobilising the sport community to address awareness on water and sanitation in line with the MDGs.
In commemoration of World Water Day, Breakthrough and Edusport hosted a community sport festival ‘Zambia-germany-Japan World Water Day friendship tournament’ to raise awareness and to advocate for development of infrastructure and systems to enhance supply and management of water in disadvantaged communities.
Over the last few years, the two organisations in partnership with Youth Development through Football (YDF) under German International Cooperation (GIZ) have been implementing a community awareness program on water and sanitation using sport and play.
The tournament was held at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka and was graced by the Deputy Minister of Sport who was pleased that sport in Zambia was being developed to do more than provide recreation but also to address social and economic issues.
The MDG on Water and Sanitation targets to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
WhizzKids United to be featured in football documentary
Football is more than just a sport. It is emotion, it is passion, it is defeat and it is success. For some people it is their whole life; and for some people it can change lives.
A World of Football (AWOF) is producing a documentary about organisations from all over the world which are using football to bring change to this world. Four young men from Belgium started this project in 2011 and are currently travelling to ten different organisations all around the globe to observe how football can make a difference. After being to Israel and Rwanda, they have arrived at their third stage - South Africa.
This week, the AWOF team has been filming at our Health Academy and in the community of Edendale. The film will show how WhizzKids United uses the power of football in the fight against HIV & AIDS to give young boys and girls hope for a better future. With their project, the Belgians want to raise awareness of the young generation in Belgium and other European countries for the challenges that their peers face in other parts of the world and they want to show how innovative solutions like the WhizzKids United Health Academy help to overcome those challenges.
The final documentary, which will feature all the projects visited, will be broadcasted on Belgian and French television during the EURO 2012. The documentary about WhizzKids United will be available on this website soon.
SSCN - The Nike Run Free
Claiming back the streets of Johannesburg
Members of the Sport for Social Change Network southern Africa (SSCN) were among the 10,000 runners reveled in the inaugural Nike Run Free. Run Jozi. 10 kilometer night race. All runners boldly claimed back the streets of Johannesburg on Human Rights Day, March 21st.
Team SSCN was made up of members from its two strategic partners: YDF and Nike, the Hub Coordinator and three NGOs in the network including Ambassadors in Sport, Grassrootsoccer and Sport for All Franchising.
Run Jozi runners were emotionally charged as they sang the national anthem, and anxiously waited for the horn to sound, before setting off into the night. A sea of yellow snaked from Nelson Mandela Bridge into the central business district, traversing through the neighbourhoods of Troyville, Hillbrow and Braamfontein before finishing in Newtown on Mary Fitzgerald Square.