Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa

 
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Players develop in Football - Faith - Future
    By - Ambassadors Football SA - -
    The FIFA World Cup 2014 is currently taking place in Brazil. Even if South Africa is not playing in the tournament, millions of South Africans – our staff included – are passionately and excitedly following the biggest Football event in Brazil. Check out our Facebook Page to read some exciting stories about what...
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Promotional League begins for HA Drakenstein
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    Dear supporters, The past couple of months have been encouraging for us as we continue to reach young men in prison, and mentor our graduates who have been released. Since the middle of January we've been working inside the prison. We have had exciting talks about the values of the Academy, starting with respect and...
    • 6 months ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    A new year lies ahead
    By - Ambassadors in Sport SA - -
    What will the new year bring? What is for sure is that children and young people will be impacted through the Hope Academy program. Coaches will be trained and equipped to be father figures on and off the field. Pray with us for God's guidance and blessings in 2014. May he be at work in and through all of us! Looking...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has made updates to their project page.
    • 1 year ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has received 6 donations
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    New faces working in the prison Hope Academy
    By - Ben Marais - National director
    Dear supporters We have 3 new faces doing the work in Prison since July 1st. We are so excited to welcome back Juju Tabata to the team working in the prison. He was a member of the team that helped to start the work in 2009. He now acts as the Technical adviser and coach to the team. He also works with the boys 3 times a...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Rebuilding, restoring and renewing their nation.
    By - Mark Slessenger - Prison Director
    Dear supporters, The past couple of months have been encouraging for us as we continue to reach young men in prison, and mentor our graduates who have been released. The prison program continues to go well and we have had quite a few of our young men released back into society. This includes our longest serving member...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    End of year awards and reunion.
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Academy Director
    Dear friends, A very Happy New Year to you all. Firstly we would like to thank you for all your support to the prison work over 2012. We expierenced some great breakthroughs during the year such as the team being registered and playing in an outside league for the first time and many of our graduates contributing to...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has received 12 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    League Winners and Community Development
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Academy Director
    Dear friends, Thanks for your support to our work amongst juvenile offenders in South Africa. We continue to be excited about the program and the progress that is being made in the lives of many of the inmates we work with. This year we made a breakthrough by being able to register the Hope Academy team in a South African...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    In and Out of Prison
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Academy Director
    What a busy few months we have had in the prison, we can't believe it is already time for our next report. Thanks for all your support to this program which continues to make a massive difference in the lives of juvenile offenders in Cape Town, South Africa. We are pleased to announce that the Academy was accepted into a...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Lots Happening!
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Academy Director
    Dear Friends, We would like to update you on some exciting developments regarding our prison Hope Academy program.  These past few months have been extremely busy for the project as we have continued to work tremendously hard with the young offenders in the prison and our graduates outside of prison. Currently we have...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Hope Academy Prison 2012 Squad Finalized
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Academy Director
    Dear friends, The 2012 season is just beginning for our prison Hope Academy. We are excited about the new season and have spent the first two months of this year recruiting new players of the Academy. We have now finalized our 2012 Hope Academy team and the young men are looking forward to the new year and developing in...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    End of Year Report
    By - Mark Slessenger - Project Leader
    Dear Supporter, Thanks for all your support to the Hope Academy project in 2011. This year has been an amazing year for the project as we have continued to develop our prison based Academy in Drakenstein and our community based Academy in Soweto. As you are aware our prison based Academy has been our flag ship project and...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has received 6 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Exciting Times
    By - Mark Slessenger - Project Leader
    Dear Friends and Supporters, We trust you are all well. We want to update you on some exciting things happening with the Hope Academy project in South Africa. Once again thanks for supporting this project and making it possible for us to reach some of the most poorest and marginalised youth in Africa. I will try and keep it...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has made updates to their project page.
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Beyond Sport Nomination
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    Hi Everyone, We are pleased to announce that our prison based Drakestein Hope Academy has been nominated for the Beyond Sport Awards in Cape Town from the 5th - 8th of December. This is a great honor as our work has been recognised as a leader in the area of development through sport. You can find our more information...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    GlobalGiving Visits Hope Academy
    By - Jennifer Sigler - GlobalGiving Staff
    I had the pleasure of visiting the Hope Academy, a part of the Ambassadors in Sport program, in South Africa.  The program was started in 2008 by Mark Slessenger based on three principles:  Football, Faith, and Future.  The goal is to use Football (the US equivalent of soccer) to inspire inmates serving up to...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Hope Academy Africa - new focus
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    Dear Supporters, We trust you are all well. I wanted to update you all to let you know that we have updated our Global Giving page to include our full Hope Academy program throughout Africa. Hope Academy began in Drakenstein Prison in 2008 but through the success of the program we have opened other Hope Academies across...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    End of Year Report.
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    Wow! What a year we have had in the Drakenstein Hope Academy. The year has been extremely successful on many fronts. Throughout the year we have seen many young men develop in their football, faith and future. The past few months have been busy as we prepare for the 2011 season. This year we have had around 200 people visit...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    College of Cape Town Partnership
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    Dear Supporters, We would like to announce formally our partnership with the College of Cape Town. Our Hope Academy in Drakenstein has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the College of Cape Town so that young offenders that graduate from the Hope Academy program can receive bursary's to study further and receive...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has received 17 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Beyond Sport Report and Academy Update
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    At the end of the last month we were priveledged to attend the Beyond Sport Awards in Chicago. The Awards selected a final shortlist of 40 projects from 400 entries around the globe. The Hope Academy project was entered into the Social Inclusion category but we sadly did not win the award. The expierence was very beneficial...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Proffesional Team Visit
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    On Wednesday the 21st of July the academy received a visit from Ajax Cape Town. Ajax are one of the top professional clubs in South Africa and have produced players like Steven Piennar (Everton and South Africa) and Enoch Eyong (Ajax Amsterdam & Cameron). Ajax came and ran a coaching clinic and then played a match against...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    World Cup Report
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    AYOBA! The question always posed during the 2010 World Cup was “can you feel it?” Well, we definitely felt it in the Hope Academy program across South Africa! Please take a few minutes to read about some of the events that took place over the World Cup. CYCLE FOR HOPE The Cycle for Hope team arrived at Drakenstein...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Doncaster Rovers Donation
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    The Drakenstein Hope Academy was fortunate enough to receive a visit and some soccer training from 2 professional soccer players from the UK. James and Adam Chambers are twins and play for Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient in the English Football League. James shared with the boys the highlight of his career which was...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    ABC News Report
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    The World Cup has given us the opportunity to showcase the work we are doing amongst juvenile offenders in prisons around South Africa. We have had visitors from all over the world come and encourage the young men in prison. One highlight was having ABC News from the US come and run a story on the positive impact the...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Cycle for Hope
    By - Mark Slessenger - Director of Hope Academy
    Over the World Cup we are glad to share that the Hope Academy project has received much interest from visitors around the world. One of our supporting offices in Northern Ireland arranged a cycling project to raise awareness and support for all our Hope Academies in South Africa. The Cycle for Hope team began in Morocco and...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Hope Academy Progress Report
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Director of Hope Academy
    It has been a busy time leading up to the World Cup but here is a brief update on the work in both Drakenstein and Leeuwkop Academies. We will send you a full report post World Cup on all the events. I am glad to announce and welcome Lindsey Petit to our Drakenstein team. Lindsey brings a wealth of experience and knowledge...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    News Flash
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    World Cup Launch & Partnership Agreement. We are delighted to announce that Ambassadors In Sport (AIS) have signed a partnership agreement with The Department of Correctional Services. The Hope Academy project will be one of the legacy programs of DCS during 2010 and beyond. AIS were invited to the DCS World Cup regional...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Re: Update
    By - Mark Slessenger - National Hope Academy Director
    Dear Friends, Well we have come to the end of another year. This year has been our most productive with the Hope Academy projects. TREC (Training Resourcing & Equipping Coaches) This was run for the first time in Drakenstein. The course ran for a week and trained the inmates how to use sport to impact their...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has received 13 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Hope Academy Progress
    By - Mark Slessenger - Director of Hope Academy
    Dear friends, the Hope Academy projects in both prisons have continued to go from strength to strength. In Leeuwkop (Johannesburg) we have recently overseen the following:- 1. Academy level training through our License C curriculum that deals with passing as a foundation. 2. Life skills training focusing on...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    Hope Academy Progress
    By - Mark Slessenger - Hope Academy Coordinator
    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...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    2009 Launch
    By - Mark Slessenger - Hope Academy Launch 2009
    We are delighted to announce the launch of our two Hope Academies in Leeuwkop Prison, Johannesburg and Drakenstein Prison, Cape Town. Leeuwkop prison ran trials in the whole juvenile section and chose 28 inmates to participate in the program for 2009. AIS were given permission to do trials in 4 different juvenile prisons...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa posted a progress report
    2008 Academy Report
    By - Mark Slessenger - Hope Academy Coordinator
    There is no doubt in my mind that this has been the best year with the Hope Academy project. There are too many stories and testimonies of the changes in the boy’s lives that can fit into this end of year report but we will highlight a couple for you. The Academy in Drakenstein, Cape Town has been very successful this...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has received 4 donations
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  • Transforming juvenile offenders in South Africa has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Ben Marais

AIS SA Director
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa

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