Category Archives: Our Work

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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Mbekweni celebrates new netball court

Posted on: 31/102013 | Categories: Future Plans, Mbekweni, Our Work
Mbekweni Netball Court

Mbekweni celebrated the opening of the new all-weather netball and handball court with an under-15 girls netball tournament. Supported by nine teams from the Boland area, the tournament was won by Pama High School from Khayelitsha. Netball is a very popular sport and so the court has been particularly welcomed by the centre’s female users. This valuable...

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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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President Zuma visits Mbekweni Community Sports Centre

Posted on: 25/032013 | Categories: Mbekweni, Our Work
MCSC visit by President Zuma

On the 21st March 2013, we were honoured to welcome President Jacob Zuma to the Mbekweni Community Sports Centre. President Zuma gave his Human Rights Day speech to the nation from the Mbekweni Centre on the theme of “United in advancing socio-economic freedom for all”.   This visit raised the profile of the centre nationally and...

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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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Recognising women’s achievements in the community

Posted on: 05/082011 | Categories: Our Work, Score
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“She is there for everyone in the community,” said nineteen year old Sapho Nofemela, one of thirty youth honouring “Auntie” Mirriam Toni for her contribution to change in Mbekweni. She joins many other women in communities across Southern Africa, recognised for their efforts and achievements through an initiative led by Sport and Development organisation SCORE,...

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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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Futsal workshop for Brothers in Action

Posted on: 04/032011 | Categories: Our Work
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6 Brothers in Action participants and 2 staff members attended a futsal training workshop and practical sessions with our partners at the University of Western Cape. The training was conducted by Jose Carbal, who is a former professional futsal player, and an experienced instructor and coach. The training covered: theoretical aspects of futsal rules and...

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