By Harrison Dax Nash | Charity Director/Project Leader
Thank you for putting smiles on so many faces!
Thank you SO MUCH for those who have supported our project to help with sports facilities for the children at our residential youth centre in South Africa,
We have now taken the decision to end this specific project and focus just on our education based project available at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/maranatha/
This is not to say for a second that we will not continue to provide sporting equipment and opportunities for the children at the project. I am so proud of our young people now playing first team sports in their schools when it comes to football and volleyball,
We are so proud of the children who have developed their love for dance and will even be dancing competetively in this month!
We are also so proud of our young boys and girls now with the opportunity to have weekly swimming lessons which is so important for them to become water safe!
And we are so proud to have given our kids access to better sports equipment, including a gym area for our older young people, and love seeing them come to life on our netball court.
So please, of course, if you want to continue to support this initiative or have a sponsorship opportunity when it comes to sports do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Maranatha Care Children,
However for now this will be the last 'sporting update' and we just want to say a BIG thank you once again for reaching out to us over these years :-)
By Harrison Dax Nash | Project Leader / Charity Director
KFC Mini Cricket Test Match Festival! Go Maranatha
We have definitely reach a time of sporting fever again at Maranatha !
One of the very exciting things to happen recently was our children being invited, as part of the #KFCMiniCricket test match festival, to watch South Africa vs Bangladesh ! Our boys and girls were thrilled to be able to see the Springboks in action and victorious ! And they even got to play some cricket themselves !
Another BIG source of inspiration recently was when we took our kids to cheer on the Iron Man athletes competing in the Iron Man Championship here in Nelson Mandela Bay !
This included cheering for the #TeamOrange charity athletes that help raise funds for causes such as ours !
These are wonderful examples of sporting opportunities that our children get to witness and find some added inspiration to help them dream big themselves...because we never know when we may even have our very own Iron Man or Iron Woman in the making at our youth centre....!
If you can help support in bringing sports facilities to our centre you can be investing in a future superstar !
Lets go Iron Man lets go! Cheering the house down!
By Harrison Dax Nash | Charity Director / Project Leader
One of our youngest, first time tennis player! :-)
We want to encourage anyone out there looking to invest in sport development for children and young people to get behind us this Christmas and see what we can make possible!
South Africa has continued to achieved various sporting achievements this year. With the national rugby team finishing as number 1 in the world. We are also seen South African women's football reaping the rewards of its Vision 2022 strategy to grow the women's game.
All of this helps to inspire the future generation of boys and girls that anything is possible!
We want to help these South African children in care have the opportunities to discover their talents and realize their potential as well as developing healthy recreational interests.
Our goals? We want all our children to be able to cycle (and have the resources for this to happen). We want all our children to be water safe and learn the important skills of swimming!
And the pandemic has taught us even more the necessity of having these facilities available at our project so we can always ensure children are occupied, stimulated and flourishing.
So get behind us, spread the word and see more children striving to become future olympians - no matter what background they came from!
The future is bright...! Thanks for the continued support, we can only do it thanks to all those investing in us and getting behind us!
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