From November 30th- December 2nd, Soccer 4 Hope was invited to be part of the Adidas Exchange Program in the Khayelitsha community of Cape Town. S4H members Mark Crandall,Wewe Sokoyi, and Karl Voysey were part of a suite of particiapting members, including participants from Amandla Edu Football, Grassroot Soccer, Coaching For Hope, LoveLife, Whizzkids United, Kick 4 Life, SCORE, and many more! Throughout their 3 day agenda, individuals discussed things like employability, with a focus on crime prevention and certification programs for community coaches.
Mark Crandall interviews Ms. Tanya Sibanda from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe:
Tanya studied nursing and loves working with children and public health and feels she makes a positive impression as a real role model and responsible adult working as a program officer with Grassroots Soccer. Her position involves budgeting and engaging the community, identifying risks, and using peer education and sports, because she says, “sport is a brilliant way to help youth make good decisions.” She also likes chilling with friends and braii’ing (around a Weber grill, probably cooking meat), cheering on the Highlanders or Arsenal, but is an admitted lover of basketball! See you on a court or for a braii in Zimbabwe soon!