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VOL 96

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 (SSCN) Africa – Pillar 3: Resource Mobilization
SSCN is a Non-Profit Organization that operates as a network to member organizations throughout Africa and through its three pillars it services to help and strengthen its network members, through the third pillar which is resource mobilization it aims to provide funding (funding opportunities), in kind support, equipment distribution and establishment of new partnerships. Every week Monday, Wednesday, and Friday the SSCN team shares opportunities to its network members.

Through our weekly member opportunities that we sent out one of our network members Golden Boots Uganda, got selected to participate in the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders. In which Golden Boots has been placed in the Civic Engagement Leadership track at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA for six weeks from June 8, 2022.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.
Each year, the Fellowship provides up to 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home. Institutes focus on leadership and skills development in one of three tracks: Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management.
 

MEMBER NEWS

Peace players SA- 4th Annual Girls Festival
 
Peace Players  held its 4th Annual Girls Festival in partnership with the KZN Dept of Sport & Recreation and aQuellé . The event was held at the UKZN Old Mutual Sports Centre on the 12 of March 2022. This was the first girl’s festival hosted since 2019.
 
The Girl’s Festival was aimed at celebrating and empowering young girls in high school and young women coaches and officials to become leaders in their communities by using basketball as a tool for social change. A panel discussion on leadership and life skills also set the scene for the festivities, and several team building activities were concurrently taking place to the action on the courts. It was an action-packed day that also included competitive games.
 
Find the results and special awards given below:
Gold - Peace Players Suns - Made up of participants from Umlazi, Lamontville, City, Molweni and LIV Village.
Silver - Pietermaritzburg Girls High School A Team
Bronze - Peace Players Sparks - also Made up of participants from Umlazi, Lamontville, City, Molweni and LIV Village.
Spirit Awards - Sisanda Mbhatha, Peace Players Sparks, Umlazi West
Peace Players Way Award (MVP) - Sethabile Shezi, PMB Girls High
 
https://web.facebook.com/PeacePlayersSA?_rdc=1&_rdr
Football Without Borders SA- Girls Can’t Wait League
 
Menstrual Hygiene Management Project Football Without Borders through partnership with Gauteng Sports Department, and Mogale City Local Football Association has been to establish a “Girls Can’t Wait League” to facilitate Menstrual Hygiene Management sessions to all females participating in the league.

The aim of this league is to empower girls through menstrual hygiene management & provision of sanitary towels, to provide sports kits for netball and football teams that take part in the league, to champion girls’ empowerment and support for local initiatives, to provide technical support to enable the league to run better and to earn SED points on BBBE Certificate.

Football Without Borders as part of its Girls Can’t Wait Program held its first Menstruation Hygiene Workshop for 40 girls involved in netball which was facilitated by Qrate in Kromdraai. Qrate educates 55 girls from 4 football teams on the use of menstrual cup in their journey on understanding feminine Hygiene and young girls being confident to talk about monthly periods.
https://www.instagram.com/footballwithoutborders.sa/
 
Waves for Change - Women led Surf Therapy.
 
Surf Therapy is a program that aims to support children from stressed environment to develop meaningful social connections, experience respite from difficult thought or feelings and adopt health behaviors to cope with stress.

There is a wind pushing a rising swell, the force of which reaches far beyond the shore: women-led, women-held oceanic safe spaces, promoting wellbeing and health in coastal communities through surf. Max, Maira, and Alice are all part of programmers working in partnership with Waves for Change’s Wave Alliance initiative, expanding access to surf therapy services in coastal communities around the world.

The three surf therapy coaches are showing their surfers–and their communities–different definitions and options for what being a surfer, and being a woman, means. They all see an impact that ripples beyond the beach and into the community. “As a caring coach in this up and down life, surf therapy is so good for our community. Because we use all the values and skills we practice in surfing in our community: how to respect yourself, self-discipline, how to be calm in stressful situations… What we are sharing with them, they are taking it and independently translating it into other spaces.”
For more on this story visit https://waves-for-change.org/

FEATURED MEMBER

Special Olympics South Africa (SOSA) – World Down Syndrome Day
 
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is an annual March 21 celebration and global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. March 21 (3/21) was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, being universally present across racial, gender or socioeconomic lines in approximately 1 in 800 live births, although there is considerable variation worldwide. Down syndrome usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues.

In acknowledgement of World Down Syndrome Day 2022, SOSA partnered with the Down Syndrome Association of Pretoria to host an event at Lucas Moripe Stadium. World Down Syndrome Day coincides with Human Rights Day in South Africa, day when all South Africans celebrate their human rights. However, people with down syndrome, and those with an intellectual disability more broadly, are deprived of many of the rights that the rest of our population takes for granted. This day was the perfect opportunity for us to advocate for the rights of people living with an intellectual disability to have equal access to education and health for people with an intellectual disability.

To address some of these disparities SOSA took the opportunity of conducting medical screenings in audiology and optometry for the children and adults with down syndrome that attended the event. SOSA provided recreational activities for the participants on the day catering for all age groups. It was truly inspiring to see the number of family members that came out in support of their loved ones with down syndrome and a few organizations and professionals were on hand to provide information and assistance for these parents and family members.
For more on this event https://www.instagram.com/specialolympicssouthafrica/
#Inclusivehealth #InclusionRevolution #InclusionMeans #inclusionmatters #WDSD2022
 

OPPORTUNITIES

                            Applications for 2022 Curtis Fellows

Deadline: 31 March 2022


The 2022 Curtis Fellowship is an annual leadership development program to support youth in underserved communities in South Africa who embody the values of global citizenship.

To qualify, applicants must be between ages 18-21 (by time of application), a South African Citizen, have limited past travel experiences, and a family household income of under $120,000 RAND. Those who come from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Curtis Fellows will further develop their professional and personal development through an innovative and engaging curriculum. After completion, fellows will receive letters of recommendation, guidance on future endeavors and stay connected with other Curtis Fellow alumni. Supported by members of the Global Citizen staff, the Curtis Fellows will explore social issues and innovative international organizations with a focus on poverty alleviation in Global Citizen's issue areas.

Program Highlights
• Innovative & Engaging curriculum from April-October focused on personal and professional development
• All Expenses paid learning trip to New York City in late September exploring cultural institutions, meeting with industry leaders, and more (if travel permits)
• Speaker Series with various industry leaders
• Networking Opportunities & Internship Opportunities
• Access to a growing Alumni Network & many more opportunities
• Monthly stipend to be included for a part-time commitment between April-October 2022.

Application Requirements
• Applicants must submit a 2-3 minute video or 500-700 word essay to curtisscholarship@globalpovertyproject.com answering the following questions:
  1.  What qualities do you identify with as an active citizen of the world?
  2.  If selected, what lasting change would you like to achieve through the program?
  3. What specific socio-economic issues are you taking action on and why?

For more information , Please click on their website below https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/programs/curtis-fellowship/
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Branch:Hatfield
Branch code: 160245
Account no.: 105 0944 089
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