Sport for Development Projects
Thanks to Carine van den Berg, founder of Teachers for Africa, we managed to start a collaboration with a new primary school, 'Mashishimale Primary'. Carine visited South Africa in May. Besides lots of meetings with all the existing projects, she also managed to start up a new collaboration with Mashishimale Primary school. A very nice school with enthusiastic kids and staff. Since May we are teaching sports twice a week to children in grade 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Besides this new school, we continued the sports lessons at Refentse Primary School and Lebeko High School. We did not only give sport lessons during the regular school hours, we also offered after school sports to children from both schools. Twice a week at Refentse Primary School and once a week at Lebeko High School. The after school sports has been a great success and lots of kids participated in these hours.
A soccer tournament at the Nourish Foundation in Acornhoek was one of the highlights of 2017. On the 26th of May, students at the Nourish Foundation organised an one-day soccer tournament. One of our interns, Milan, started a soccer team a few weeks before the tournament and trained these boys twice a week at the after school sports. On the 26th of May, a team of 13 boys drove to Hoedspruit to compete in the tournament. Considering that some of these boys never left Namagkale, this was a very exciting trip and they were ready to compete. Unfortunately they did not win a price, but everybody had a great time!
Besides the soccer tournament there was also explanation about recycling, snakes in the wild and consciously dealing with the environment. A sporty and educational varied program for the kids!