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It’s an attitude, not only an organisation “Changing lives through sports” that’s not only our slogan, it’s also my personal summary of my past six months. My name is David, I have been interning at the Helderberg Academy for the last six months and I am from Germany. Shortly I have to leave South Africa– a country of beauty, diversity and contrasts behind. In my package there are amazing memories of inspiring people, a passionate...

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Courage is a life skill all of us have to learn. No matter if it’s a volunteering coach, a young netball player from Macassar, a boy whose father is an alcoholic or a young person from an area that stands for drugs and gangs. For most of our young people, these circumstances are representing their everyday lives.  It is hard, but no reason to give up.  At Helderberg Academy, we are trying to find our ways to face those difficulties....

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It is one of the most impressive, beautiful and heart touching scenes; young people are smiling, laughing and you can see the joy of their hearts reflected in their eyes. These moments are incredible precious, they are mind changing; not only for the kids, but also for us. That’s the reason why we were enthusiastic to have the privilege to run another of our Holiday Club programs. Two days packed with non-stop activities.  We had 77...

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Last Saturday we had the privilege of going to Lavender hill, which is known to be one of the worst communities in the southern suburbs of Cape Town for gang violence.  We were showing a local church there how to use sports ministry to encourage and empower young people.  Our team used soccer and rugby to teach about decision making.  The 29 young people that were there loved it! The leaders were really impressed and through teaching...

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We apologise for the lack of posts for the past few months, this is due to a problem we were having with the website, but which is now resolved. We started a new year at the Academy with many new faces. We said goodbye to Coach Ben and Coach Songo at the end of last year. Coach Ben moving back to the UK after finishing his year internship with the Academy, and Coach Songo moving on to university at Stellenbosch. We are grateful for...

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The theme for holiday club this term was Superhero’s to demonstrate ‘Service’. Looking at what true service is and developing how we can use service for others around us. It was great to see the children take part in new sports, meet new children and develop their character. Again, this terms holiday club was for the children who have had the best attendance in all community. Day 1 was for girls. We had 14 girls from Macassar, 14 from...

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