Times have been tough on Cape Flats; gangs are getting more powerful by the day. The scary part of it all is the increase of drug dealers; they are becoming younger by the day! The current situation has a very negative effect on South Africa’s economy. We aim to deal with the notorious gangsterism and high youth unemployment problems in Heideveld from their root, the education-based poverty trap in the community. We partner with local primary and high schools to provide physical education and after-school sports programs to engage young students in school. We provide them academic support through our tutoring program to make sure they have the necessary individual assistance to do well in class.
This is not just a soccer club: it has expanded into a wider range of community activities including rope skipping, basketball, drama, touch rugby, boxing, tutoring, life skills, and school for drop-outs, mentorships and a way out of being trapped into the cycle of gangs and drugs.[/su_tabs]