Happy 10th anniversary to the Mbekweni Community Sports Centre - 10 years of changing lives througfh sport - long may it continue
We are pleased to announce that our centres are now slowly reopening. We are taking all the precautions we can to ensure the safety of staff, children and young people. We recognise the importance of a safe place for children and young people in these difficult times and the positive benefits, to both physical and mental health, of activity.
Please be patient as we work out how we can best serve our communities and develop new programmes and activities to best serve those we have the privilege of working with.
We look forward to continuing to work with you in the coming months .
We would ask for your thoughts and prayers for the townships and for the young people with whom we have the privilege of working.
We trust that our supporters will appreciate our position and stand with us through these difficult times.
Hope through Action, with our implementation partner SCORE, use sport as a vehicle to provide a foundation for positive development through early intervention. We take a future view when building capacity, ensuring our communities are empowered with practical skills that could break the cycle of poverty.
Our Community Sports Centres provide a range of programmes including leadership development, life skills, team development and skills training. Besides the creation of a safe space for youth development, there are a range of additional activities for all ages including a sewing/knitting club, aerobics, gym and counseling services. The inclusion of a Learning and Resource Centre allows for structured digital educational and play activities like homework assistance, online research for school projects and preparation of CV’s. The Learning centre provides the platform to develop relevant skills to succeed in the developing technological world.
Our communities face many challenges including social, economic and spiritual. Hope Through Action, through our centres and proven programmes, provide development options for all, effectively converting these challenges to growth opportunities to ensure a better future.
Our goals are to enable young people to…
Break out of the cycle of poverty, ill health, crime, drug abuse and social exclusion and make positive, healthy life choices
Learn, grow and develop so that they can achieve their potential
Come together irrespective of colour, gender, tribe or race
Develop leadership skills which they can apply to themselves, their families and society
Have increased physical fitness, enhanced self-esteem, increased awareness of health issues and positive life skills
Become economically independent and employable
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Did you know that Hope Through Action ...
Impacts the lives of 12,000 young people per month
Has been working to transform lives since 2004
Has a clear focus on core skills to support the development of children and young people
Has invested over R110m (£6.8m)
Was shortlisted (2018) as one of the top three for the SA Recreation Body of the year
Creates employment for over 70 people
Is legally constituted in both South Africa and UK