Happy 10th anniversary to the Mbekweni Community Sports Centre - 10 years of changing lives througfh sport - long may it continue


It is with real regret that we have had to take the decision to close our centres. With the townships in a virtual "lockdown" and schools closed it is a time when the support and safety provided by the centres is most needed. We have, however, followed government directions and with the safety of our staff and young people at the forefront of our minds we have taken this difficult decision.

You will be aware of the potential for the virus to spread in the townships and for many, with reduced immunity to viruses, this is a very anxious time.


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

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Copyright Hope Through Action 2017.

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