Football to address fatherlessness in South Africa

 
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Football to address fatherlessness in South Africa

Football to address fatherlessness in South Africa
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Change

Change
When Precious was sent to prison he wanted to become a 28 prison gang member. Through the Hope Academy program he saw an opportunity for change. Precious is now being trained as a coach and acts as chaplin of the Drakenstein Hope Academy. He is now being used as an inspiration to other prisoners. (view small | med | large | orig)

2009 Hope Academy Drakenstein

2009 Hope Academy Drakenstein
The 2009 Hope Academy program has started with a bang. The teamwork of the academy has been a testimony to the whole prison. The prison has seen the impact of this program and has now developed the whole prison unit into a sport's academy with other sports codes being taught. The other academies are based on the Hope Academy model. (view small | med | large | orig)

Development Plans

Development Plans
Each boy is placed into a development plan. The development plan is a strategic plan to develop each player in their football, faith and future. The coach is responsible for seeing that this plan is implemented in the prison and once released. (view small | med | large | orig)

Coaching Courses

Coaching Courses
Each Coaching Course (TREC) trains up 25 local coaches in how to deliver quality coaching sessions and also trains them to deliver life skills programs such as HIV/AIDS and human trafficking. (view small | med | large | orig)

Soccer Training

Soccer Training
The young men received high quality soccer training four days a week. (view small | med | large | orig)

Hope!

Hope!
South African prisons are dark, scary places for young juveniles. The Academy brings real hope to young men and a way out of gangs and violence. (view small | med | large | orig)

Reintegrated into Society

Reintegrated into Society
Here is Melikhaya who is now working and reconnected with his son after release from prison. Melikhaya often comes back into prison and encourages the other offenders in Hope Academy. (view small | med | large | orig)

Gangs

Gangs
Many of our young men were in gangs when we recruited them. Football gives them a way out and a chance to live a better live and find hope in prison. (view small | med | large | orig)

Communities

Communities
Here is a picture of one of the communities our ex-academy members lives in. Many of our young men come from poverty stricken backgrounds and gang invested communities. Our coaches endeavor to follow up and support each young man from the program. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Ben Marais

AIS SA Director
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa

Where is this project located?

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