Boxgirls International

by Cameron Project Group Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Staff Favorite Site Visit Verified


We provide girls in townships around Cape Town, South Africa, the chance to learn self defense and leadership skills. We help create strong girls to lead strong communities.

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The sprawling townships around Cape Town promise a daily threat of violence. Boxing and running provide a useful structured activity to teach the girls self confidence, discipline, self respect and self defense skills. Sports help the girls learn to relax, work in a team and concentrate. Partners provide HIV/AIDS and domestic violence education. The girls learn coaching skills and have the chance to take part in media and communications training. They learn about boxers all over the world.


We will provide the skills and motivational support to help girls deal with daily violence and apathy in Cape Town slums. We will train four new trainers who will spread the project to other areas and reach new girls.

Long-Term Impact

Girls who have sports skills, can solve problems and defend themselves change the climate of the violent neighbourhoods they live in by showing that girls must be treated with respect. The girls also go on to share their skills with their friends and families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Cameron Project Group

Location: Berlin - Germany
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ania Jankowska
Project Leader
Berlin, Berlin Germany

Funded Project!

Thanks to 120 donors like you, a total of $7,671 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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