Football to address fatherlessness in South Africa

Jun 21, 2009

Hope Academy Progress

The Leeuwkop Academy Team
The Leeuwkop Academy Team

Recently I visited our Hope Academy in Leeuwkop in Johannesburg. The prison authorities are very pleased with the program and the development of the prisoners. It was amazing to see the boys learning about life and then sing for 45 minutes in their cell. The spirits are high and the academy is making an obvious difference in each inmate. We are now looking at developing this model in other prisons nationwide. The Cape Town Academy in Drakenstein is also running very well. The boys are top of their league (we entered the team in an external community league). The prison has also seen changes in the inmates and used our model to run other sports codes in the prison.

The boys having assembly before training
The boys having assembly before training
The cell in Drakenstein
The cell in Drakenstein

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Project Leader

Ben Marais

AIS SA Director
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa

Where is this project located?

Map of Football to address fatherlessness in South Africa