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VOL 94

Inside this Edition:
  1. Secretariat News
  2. Member News
  3. Featured Member
  4. Opportunities
SSCN Registration Details:
Company Name – Sport for Social Change Network (SSCN) Southern Africa NPC
Company number – 2012/159379/08
Registered date – 03/09/2012


 
 It is a pleasure to do business and serve our communities with you.
Thank you for all the work and trust on us, we are looking forward a New Year filled with more work and opportunities from you and us.
 
Happy and prosperous New Year

MEMBER NEWS

Watoto – Wasoka: What we missed due to Covid 19
Reflecting to the event we had pre-covid

The Slums Derby is the biggest festival for slum kids in Uganda, it truly brings football home. Slum kids from all over Kampala and beyond can use this weekend in May to fight for the bragging rights in the slums. The programme also includes workshops designed around Football 4 WASH games that helps the participants to engage in fun-filled learning. This event has been running in the middle of Kampala’s biggest slums, since the year 2013, and every other year, we take the festival to a new slum within Uganda. However due to covid 19 for the past 2years as an organisation we couldn’t host this event, with our last one being in 2019.

More than 1,500 boys and girls came through to the Slums Derby 2019. Yes, we were overwhelmed. But we managed to improvise with the donations to make sure every kid, coach and volunteer had food and drinking water, enjoyed dozens of football games, and had an opportunity to learn a value or two. Thanks to all your efforts, we organised football games for 113 teams (96boys’ and 17girls’) and dozens of Footballs 4 WASH workshops, food, water, and fun in two days (18-19 May 2019) in Kazo, Kampala. That weekend we will never forget, and those 1,500 kids will never forget it too.

If you want to support our work by donating or sponsoring, you can do so in kind or financial donations. We are grateful about any in kind donation that helps us in meeting our objective to bring positive change into Slum Children’s lives through soccer.
 Please contact us at info@watotowasoka.ug or through the form besides.

Mosamaria AIDS Ministry
 SUCCESS STORY
We have lost count of the many children Mosamaria has had as members of its support groups since 2003. It should have been a very interesting figure. What really counts to us is the children who have been with us and been able to break out of the unending cycle of poverty. They do this by staying in school until they matriculate and accessing some form of tertiary education so that they can be employed. We also hope that they will not have teenage pregnancies and be infected with HIV because they allow themselves to be used for transactional sex. They also need to be very resilient to face the hardships in life and to believe in themselves. This is often very difficult for orphans and vulnerable children.

Zama was one of our first support group members in 2003 and her parents had died and left her and her brother to care for the little sister who had been infected with HIV from her mother when she was born. She was often very sick and until she could be given ART (Anti Retro-viral Treatment) and Zama had to play mother to the household and struggle for them all to survive. She was one of the best jewellers in our project which was called “Jewels of Hope”. She was very skilled and worked fast and made beautiful pieces of jewellery. Zama matriculated and then through Mme Phutsisi she obtained a bursary to study education at CUT (Central University of Technology). She graduated with a B. Tech degree in teaching commercial subjects. Throughout these years she was supported in every way by our OVC project manager Mme Kelebogile Ditema. She often said that she would not have achieved anything if it were not for Mme Kelebogile’s help and guidance.

Zama found a teaching post in Kwa Zulu Natal in a rural area and has been educating the children there for several years now. She is passionate about assisting children to reach their full potential and develop life-skills to enable them to make discerned choices in their lives. She has also started making jewellery with three unemployed ladies from her rural community so that they can create an income for themselves.

If you want to support our work by donating or sponsoring, you can do so in kind or financial donations. We are grateful about any in kind donation that helps us in meeting our objective to work together with all people of all religious denominations to curb the spread of HIV and TB through correct knowledge and the ability to make important life decisions, and to support all people regardless of race, creed, or colour.
Please contact dusty@mosamaria.co.za or trudie@mosamaria.co.za
Tel: 051 430 1715

 
Society Empowerment Project
Youth Self Help Agriculture Program
SEP, through its innovative Youth Self- help Agriculture Program, helps ensure food security, financially empowers youth, (girls and boys) provides valuable agricultural training, and supports youth’s access to education. SEP works with local families to dedicate a small percent of the families’ own crop land to the care of a youth family member. The child is then responsible for planting, maintaining, and harvesting this plot. After basic food security needs of the family are met, all proceeds of crop sales from the child’s plot go to the child and are used to fund a portion of their school-related expenses. The families must commit to funding the remaining portion of the school expenses.
During Covid 19 pandemic lockdown SEP started engaging with youth aged between 15-35 to take part in the AGRIBUSINESS Programs. As this was a time when most of the young girls and boys were at home. SEP empowered them with the skills on poultry keeping and management and supported 15 of the youth with five chicks each to start their poultry keeping at their homes. During the follow up visit, we were impressed that most of them took the initiative to increase their poultry stock. Some of their chicks were mature and laying eggs which they sold, some sold the mature chicks as well.
To diversify to other agricultural activities, we introduced others horticultural crops like beans and maize. Through our demonstration sites. We use this as a learning station, our youths can come and learn new agricultural skills and about the best profitable crops to be grown.
The above initiatives give the beneficiaries a source of income as well feeds them and their families, they can access nutritious foods, hence building a healthy community.
To help us continue to empower youths in Kenya and worldwide, contacted  info@sepke.org

FEATURED MEMBER

Amandla 
Playmakers Learner ship programmer
On the 14th of January, Amandla hosted and celebrated the Hats off to Playmakers from five different Safe- Hubs. Last year 60 young people ended a challenging 2021 with great success, having completed an accredited learnership programmer that prepares them for their careers.

The Playmaker programmer is a programmer designed to address the current youth unemployment crisis, it gives youth from 17 to 25 years old an opportunity to become role models for the younger generation within their communities and surrounding suburbs as well as an opportunity to have an NQF Level 4 Sports Administration Qualification, and be equipped with the following skills: Relationship Building, Interview Skills, Professional Ethics, CV Writing, Email Writing, Computer Skills, First Aid training, Refereeing, Life skills Implementation, Fair play Football, Event Planning, Personal Development, Smart Goal Setting, Facilitation, Self -presentation and many more.
 

OPPORTUNITIES

Get mobile: Benefits of learning anywhere, anytime
 

Join us on January 27th, 2022 for a webinar to discuss how your organization can use mobile devices to scale learning opportunities and empower your members.
Time : 11:00-12:00 SAST
 
Mobile learning is a cost-effective way to reach large audiences and produces long-lasting learning outcomes. This webinar will focus on the internal efficiency and external impact of mobile learning for organizations in the SSCN network.
 
Funzi is the world's most accessible learning ecosystem. Their short self-study courses make learning 21st century skills available for anyone with a mobile device. Founder and President Aape Pohjavirta will lead the discussion and highlight how their unique pedagogy and mobile technology helps people remain employable and entrepreneurial. Discover how your members can benefit from flexible skills development and lifelong learning opportunities.
 
The webinar is free for all our partners.
 
Mark your calendar and register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qwzvS6MwSFekRJRVz8VVZw.

 

SUPPORT THE SSCN AND BY MAKING A DONATION!

The SSCN is a proudly African founded and driven organization with over 80 non-government affiliates (members) working in some of the most poorest countries and communities. We have a solid track record spanning 12 years. Please help us and donate, any amount is welcomed.

Donation Information:
Bank details: Nedbank
Branch:Hatfield
Branch code: 160245
Account no.: 105 0944 089
SWIFT code:NEDS ZAJJ
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