VOL 95

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

Sports for Social Change Network- INOURCOURTS Workshop
On the 10th to 11th of February SSCN hosted a workshop co-supported by AFD, the workshop was for the for all the 18 PACs for #INOURCOURTS project in the inner-city of Johannesburg. This project aims at increasing sports and recreational activity in groups by improvement of physical health and self-confidence, sense of social belonging and social cohesion, provide skills and behaviors to our youths that impact social change.

The purpose of this workshop was to access what the PACs have learned during they time in the project and to provide them with the knowledge and skills they need for their life after the project.


EGOLISQUASH- Membership Certificate

Join us as we celebrate with Egoli squash for achieving Gold Status in the Sport for Social Change Network African (SSCN Africa). “SSCN is a network that acts as an accelerator for NGO’s and CBO’s working in the sector of Sport for Social Change across Southern Africa, enhancing the growth and sustainability of organizations (members) for greater impact on the ground through promoting the use of sport as a mainstream tool for social change”.

Skateistan - Getting ready for adult life: Nkosi's story
Nkosi* is 17 and he lives in Johannesburg. He was born in Johannesburg but when he was younger, his family moved to KwaZulu Natal. This was a hard transition for Nkosi because not only did he not have friends in this new place, but his schooling was all in Zulu (he was used to lessons in English).

Read the rest of Nkosi's story here:
SOHK- #NextGenMen
SOHKs Project #NextGenMen, a partnership with Fives Futbol, is using the power of soccer to challenge and change problematic social norms and attitudes that underpin violence against women (VAW).
Late in 2021 we delivered our first 10 workshops of recognised gender transformative (with Sonke Gender Justice) aimed at promoting more positive masculinities to 20 men in the soccer fraternity at Fives Site in Century City.
In 2022 we hope to deliver this project to 600 more!

For more on the story visit


Golden Boots Uganda received funding from the SMHSC program, co-supported by AFD, GIZ, and La Guilde for the Youth Mental Fitness project, which aims to use sport and physical activities to raise awareness on mental health among the youth on account of the unfavourable impacts of Covid19. Golden Boots Uganda intends to reach 500 youth: including adolescent girls, youth with disabilities, and refugees between 10-26 years living in low-income areas of Bwaise, Katwe, Kisenyi and Kabalagala in Kampala.

The Golden Boots Uganda project team held a meeting with a couple of mental health experts and survivors such as Qute Kaye famous musician, to conceptualize and observe approaches to bundling emotional wellness messages in manners that would speak to the adolescent to profit from the Younth Mental Wellness project. Some of the messages include “Mental Health is Wealth”, “Mental Health Stigma- Twamunafuya”, “Maintain Yo Mental Health Osilike”, “Your Mental is as Important as Your Physical health” among others that will be printed on T-shirts and banners.             
For more details visit


Webinar: Fit for Life: Sport powering Gender+ Equality
Join UNESCO and UN Women for a webinar on how sport can contribute to SDG 5: Gender Equality.
Wed, 03/23/2022
When: 23 March 2022, 3.00pm CET

On the 66th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), UNESCO and UN Women are co-organizing the “Fit for Life: Sport powering Gender+ Equality” event.

This event will showcase UNESCO’s sport-based flagship initiative, Fit for Life, and its convergence with the work of the newly established Global Observatory for Women, Sport, Physical Education and Physical Activity. High-level panellists from development, sport and activist communities will evidence the power of grassroots sport as a driver of SDG 5 and advocate integrated approaches to deliver high-impact investments beginning with the most marginalized communities.

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 code: 160245
Account no.: 105 0944 089
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