Category Archives: About us

Welcome to our new ambassadors

Posted on: 01/122013 | Categories: About us, How to Help, Our Work
Ryk Neethling visits MCSC

We are delighted that Ryk Neethling, Reuben Riffel and Gary Kirsten have agreed to become our ambassadors. Ryk is an Olympic gold medallist swimmer and the first South African to have competed in four consecutive Olympic Games. Reuben, who was born in Groendal, is a well know South African chef with three restaurants, two books and...

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Kicking AIDS Out!

Posted on: 25/102013 | Categories: About us, Mbekweni, Our Work, Score
Kicking AIDS Out Workshop

 ”When I asked an elderly person about HIV/AIDS they would just shout at me instead of explaining to me how it works. This workshop helped a lot because now I can tell how HIV/AIDS can be treated, how to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you are HIV positive, how HIV becomes AIDS, the characteristics and challenges...

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Mbekweni Sports Centre as busy as ever……

Posted on: 25/082013 | Categories: About us, Mbekweni, Our Work
Mbekweni Girls

Winter has been a busy time at the Mbekweni Community Sports Centre. In July we ran the regular holiday club for three weeks, assisted by volunteers from Adidas in Germany. An average of 240 children and young people enjoyed the activities each day over the three week period. The club was largely organised and run...

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Mbekweni Community Centre serving the whole community

Posted on: 30/112012 | Categories: About us, Mbekweni
Mbekweni Community Sports Centre

November has been a very busy month at Mbekweni Community Centre with almost 3300 people visiting the centre to sign up for various government grants. The South African Social Security Association used the centre as part of a national drive to re-register all those that qualify for a government support grant. Not only could adults...

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Mbekweni Community Sports Centre gets reading……

Posted on: 06/072012 | Categories: About us, Future Plans, Mbekweni, Our Work
HTA news_Literacy project article

“Oh what an awesome book. It was like I was watching the whole thing. I couldn’t stop reading; I even burnt the food because of this book”- Siphokazi. While Siphokazi’s family may not be so keen on their burnt dinner, the young people of Mbekweni have really caught the reading bug. We have recently joined...

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Mbekweni success at International Cup of Heroes competition

Posted on: 06/092011 | Categories: About us, How to Help, Our Work, Score
Team identity- Cup of Heroes

Team Mbekweni has finished an amazing 3rd place at the International Cup of Heroes competition, a superb result considering this was their first time at the international final and they were competing against eleven other teams, many seasoned campaigners. The SCORE Cup of Heroes is a multi-skilled competition in which teams compete in three sports...

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Youth encourage Mbekweni community to get moving!

Posted on: 05/082011 | Categories: About us, Future Plans, How to Help
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Young sport leaders in Mbekweni have embarked on a four day door-to-door campaign to increase community involvement at the Mbekweni Community Sports Centre, as part of an outreach campaign. Seventeen year old Sisanda Masila from Ihlumelo High School in Mbekweni is one of twenty young leaders who will go out into Mbekweni this weekend to...

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SINAKO – Yes We Can!

Posted on: 06/052011 | Categories: About us, Our Work
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“People used to discriminate against me because I am disabled. I could never play football but now I am playing with able bodied children too!” Every Monday nineteen year old Andile Phampa walks to the Mbekweni Community Sports Centre near Paarl, in the Western Cape, to play football as part of the SINAKO (“We Can”)...

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English cricket club visit Mbekweni Community Sports Centre.

Posted on: 10/022011 | Categories: About us, How to Help
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Mbekweni Community Sports Centre was privileged to welcome the London based Primrose Hill Cricket Club this month. The club, for boys and girls aged between 7 and 13 years, visited with their parents and teachers. In a true African spirit our visitors were treated to Pantsula dancing, singing and entertainment. We also took them on...

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