The Foundation seeks to provide talented scholars with access to quality education through a holistic approach that considers financial assistance as well as mentorship amongst other things. We are committed to assisting students for the entire duration of their studies and beyond. The Foundation works very closely with our strategic partners to ensure that we can provide the scholarships.
The Foundation currently sponsors 3 students (2 at the University of Pretoria and 1 at St David’s Marist Inanda)
Our students at the University of Pretoria performed exceptionally well in their first year of studies (2019), having obtained a combined total of 16 distinctions between them. Both students are currently pursuing finance degrees in the commerce faculty.
The cricket clinics serve as an opportunity for selected talented cricketers to enhance their skills and fitness levels through a structured programme compiled by professional cricket players. In addition, the clinics also seek to test and improve both physical and mental aspects of the players. The young cricketers have direct access to Temba and other professional coaches. The clinics also serve as a platform to provided coaches from the respective communities with skills development. The Foundation also uses the clinics as a platform to identity potential candidates for scholarships to our partner schools.
We have successfully hosted five cricket clinics across Gauteng (including (including Soweto and Kagiso), focused on developing some of the basic and core skills required to be a well-rounded cricket player. Whilst the clinics are centered around cricket skills development, we strive to incorporate life skills coaching into the clinics. The Foundation has always been focused on the holistic development of the individual.
Development of the sport of cricket across previously disadvantaged communities remains a core area of focus for the Foundation. Integral to this, is ensuring that the cricket facilities in these communities are of an acceptable and professional standard.
The Foundation has revamped and upgraded the cricket facilities at three schools across Gauteng (Hoernle Primary School in Soweto, Entuthukweni Primary in Kagiso, Bosmont Primary in Randburg), through our partnership with PPC.
Through this initiative, the Foundation seeks to identify talented young players from the different townships and provide them with an opportunity to experience cricket at some of the top schools in the country.
The Foundation was invited to put forward a cricket team for the prestigious St David’s Marist Inanda u12 festival, that takes place in September. The team comprised of students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds across the country. Prior to the tournament, the students had never played together and faired exceptionally well amongst some of the top cricket schools in South Africa.
Notable victories were recorded over St Peters and St Stithians preparatory schools. We partnered with Vision View and New Balance to provide the boys with the required cricket paraphernalia.
Playing Our Part
The Foundation seeks to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people, and the current COVID-19 epidemic has ushered in harsh realities for members of the community. It is important for the Foundation to remain relevant and address pressing issues being faced by the community.
The Foundation partnered with Pick ‘n Pay (Dainfern) to provide food parcels to over 50 families in the Diepsloot area. The food parcels were designed to feed a family of four for one month. Whilst we acknowledge that the need for food goes beyond one month, however we believe the parcels will assist with the immediate need for food.
We delivered the food parcels to Leap Maths and Science School, where some of the families have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Following the success of the Diepsloot project, we provided food parcels to over 20 families in Langa, Cape Town through a partnership with Pick n’ Pay. The food parcels were delivered to the respective families on 08 May 2020.