VOL 92

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

 Ubuntu Rugby Practice Coaching Clinic
The Sport for Social Change Network in partnership with Top Star Sport Management organized the very first Ubuntu Rugby Practice Coaching Clinic at Peelton Village in the Eastern Cape in the month of November as a way to equip coaches and athletes with the skills and information to enable active involvement of all community people as proud ambassadors of the game, who will pride themselves on upholding the code of conduct of the rugby game by promoting its core values which are discipline, respect, integrity, passion and solidarity during rugby involvement, practice and training.
Lungelo Payi, Bohlale Modiba and Dimakatso Molete as the facilitators of the three days Clinic on the 11th, 12th and 13th of November 2021 covering the rugby coaching, rugby safety, laws, and regulations, and rugby core values.
Rugby was created in the mid nineteenth century as a minor departure from football. It is a group activity where every player can truly go hard and fast. Rugby is a 15-a-side group activity. The object of the game is to ground the ball behind the adversary's attempt line, into what is known as the in-objective region. Rugby is played both with the ball close by and by kicking the ball. Be that as it may, when the ball is being conveyed close by it must be thrown or given off in reverse. This is on the grounds that it is the advancement of the player and not the ball that is definitive in this game. That is one contrast among rugby and American football, albeit the two are frequently confounded among laypeople.
Day1: Coaches training and development.
  • SSCN introduction
  • Rugby laws and regulations
  • World rugby introduction to coaching
  • Online rugby safety
  • Rugby for social change
Day2: Active Involvement.
  • Why Sports for Social Change?
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Food security
  • Rugby coaching clinic for 200 community children
  • Participation certificate ceremony
  • Competition draw
Day3: Rugby World Cup for Social Change #RUGBYWC2023STARSHERE
  • Males World Cup Rugby Tournament
  • Male World Cup Finals
  • Females World Cup Tag Rugby Finals
  • Trophy and Closing Ceremony
The event was very successfully, as a result it reached 288 children and 18 coaches from the community. 


SPORT-AID DEVELOPMENT TRUST- Girls Money Savvy Initiative through Football workshop

Sport-Aid Development Trust is a Non- profit Organization registered in 2013 in Lusaka Zambia. Through the membership of Street Football World Network, the organization can implement Girl’s empowerment program supported by GIZ that uses Football 3 concept to empower the girl.

Girls Money Savvy through Football workshop, with girls underwent training in financial literacy and entrepreneurship, and then they were given start-up capital for them to engage in small businesses.
Through the workshop the girls have become role models and peer mentors to their peers whom they are reaching through Girls Money Savvy Through Football sessions. This project is being supported by Beyond Sport and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The main objective of the program and the workshop is to:

  • Improve girls’ self-esteem, confidence, and assertiveness.
  • Develop girls /young women entrepreneurships leadership and employability skills.
  • To get investment capital into the hands of girls/young women entrepreneurs.
  • Building mentors and entrepreneurship that will influence positive values and be a hope for the world.

The project is part of the collective impact on gender equality together with 3 other organizations in east Africa namely, PAMOJA, Soccer without Border and Moving Goal Post. As a results of this project Girls who are in this program, are not dropping out of school simply because, they are able to buy sanitary pads, grocery and pay for their school fees that keep them out of school as they are now able to use profits, they are making to meet these needs by 2022. The project is contributing to gender equality and SDG number 5 as more girls and young women are being empowered and become financially independent by 2022.


Skateistan's new chapter

Skateistan relies on almost one hundred staff and volunteers worldwide. Our international headquarters are in Berlin, Germany and we have entities around the world supporting our fundraising efforts and raising awareness. Skateistan runs five programs within their Skate Schools for children aged 5-17: Outreach, Dropping In, Skate and Create, Back to School and Youth Leadership. These programs combine life-skills with fun, freedom, and creativity to help create leaders for a better world. Skateistan also runs The Goodpush Alliance, a global platform which supports other social skateboarding projects to develop and thrive.

In August 2021, skateistan suspended their programs in Afghanistan for the first time since 2009, when they first opened the doors of their Skate School in Kabul. For over a decade, thousands of children in Afghanistan had found a safe space at Skateistan, where they could play, learn, and dream. Now their future in Afghanistan is uncertain. This is a chance for them to begin A New Chapter. They want to rebuild, to expand and take the joy of skateboarding further afield. Their aim is to expand to 20 locations over the next year and reach 4,500 students each week. This is an ambitious goal, and we cannot do it alone.

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Skateistan's new chapter will involve using a different, more flexible model from our previous Skate Schools so that we can reach more children, faster. They aim to be in 20 locations reaching up to 4,500 students every week by the end of 2022. The Skateistan story has changed but it will carry on.

Children of the Dawn- Back to School Campaign
Children of the Dawn is a Non-Profit Organization working to support and strengthen rural community initiatives which focus on caring for HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa.

Children of the Dawn has a vibrant vision of realizing social development through supporting and strengthening rural community initiatives which focus on caring for HIV/AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa whose lives are most affected by inequality, injustice, and oppression.

Consequently, they commit to supporting rural community initiatives for children and youth while prioritizing their support for rural community initiatives.

Christmas is a time of laughter and giving, a cheerful period and a season of sharing, as we all look forward to this season the reality is to 712 Children of the Dawn beneficiaries and their carers this is the time, they are more concerned about basic school uniform and other supplies in the new year.

As a result, Children of the Dawn started a back-to-school campaign to make sure that as we all enjoy the festive season so does the 712 orphan and vulnerable beneficiaries in 8 rural communities across 5 provinces in South Africa.

To help buy a child/children’s a pair of school shoes. Please reach out to or contact 0106150819 if you are keen to get involved.


JSM Community Project- Molepo Maja Chuene (MMC) Cluster Soccer Challenge
JSM Community Project has been established in 22nd of October 2007 by Jack Mojapelo and being registered as an NPO on 22 August 2011, aimed at addressing challenges faced by youth and build on the opportunities which human assets have. In short, it provides the youth developmental services to youth participating in local and national youth developmental activities in various spheres of the development.

The JSM Community Project in partnership with Triacco Catering and Services owned by Machete Josias hosted Molepo Maja Chuene Cluster Soccer Challenge where 24 Soccer Clubs were fighting for Soccer Kit. It was a knockout challenge. The indicated football clubs were encouraged to participate in professional leagues such as Polokwane Local Football Association and all registered to participate next year.

Stakeholders during the day are as followers JSM Community Project, Triacco Catering and Services, Department of Sports, Arts and Culture provincial, and Molepo Maja Sports Hub. With all the Sponsors being Triacco Catering and Services, Frizo Music Entertainment. The activities of the day were the soccer and top 8 netball tournament. Entertainment on the day was done by the following people Masakana Women's Club, Reitumetse Women's Club and Mafolosha Nkwe Thabeng.
The winners from the soccer tournament were
  • First place winner Ditlou F.C got Soccer Kit and Tropphy
  • Second place winner Lebopo F.C got 15 Medals
  • Third place winner Ace Millan got Soccer ball
Netball winners didn’t have any prizes on the day, as the result there will be Top 8 Netball tournament which are on the 4th of December 2021 where there will be prizes.

The event went very successful, and the community showed a possitive response of more than 300 people attended.


Youth in Development Fellowship 2022

Deadline: 8th December, 2021

Location: Online

Summary: Applications are open for the Youth in Development Fellowship 2022. The Youth in Development Fellowship provides emerging civic leaders and social entrepreneurs with the skills and tools to lead social change initiatives effectively.

Details: Most of the Alumni of this program have gone ahead to create viable and highly impactful social ventures and programs that are transforming their communities’ social and economic landscapes. YID Fellows engage in a 6-month professional development program. In a transformative learning experience, fellows will hone their leadership skills and lead sustainable social change. These young leaders would have the unique opportunity to learn directly from social change leaders with exceptional track records and academics worldwide.
Participants would become a part of the Impact Toolbox formidable network of social change leaders. At the end of the fellowship, fellows will develop action plans and social venture idea proposals that reflect what they have learned. Fellows will also enjoy complimentary access to online courses, exclusive mentorship and one-on-one strategy sessions, connection to peer collaborators from other parts of the world, the opportunity to pitch for some small amount of seed funding and exclusive networking opportunities with funders and investors.

When selected as a Fellow, you will have access to:

  • Investment Pitch Lab to Position your Venture for Investments & Grant Funding.
  • Mentorship Series and Peer collaboration with student entrepreneurs from top universities across North America.
  • One-on-one coaching and interactions with top business experts and exceptional social entrepreneurs from across the world
  • Critical peer feedbacks, support and collaborations through our growing networks of exceptional social entrepreneurs and program alumni
  • Opportunity to apply for Impact Toolbox Prototype Fund & Connections to other funding opportunities.
  • The YID Fellowship serves as a pipeline for other prestigious professional development and investment opportunities.
  • Demonstrate interest in civic leadership and career in the social sector;
  • Have an idea or initiative for social change;
  • Be between the ages of 18-30 on or before the application deadline;
  • Be a citizen of an African country and must reside and work on the continent;
  • Be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English;
  • Be available to complete all the weekly activities included in the six months duration of the fellowship.
  • Stage One: Application Submission & Review: Applicants are invited to submit applications. Successful applicants will be selected to progress to the next step on merit based on their passion and demonstrated interest in civic leadership and social entrepreneurship.
  • Stage Two: Social Entrepreneurship & Strategy Course: Applicants selected to progress to stage two will participate in strategic planning and social entrepreneurship course. During this course, you will develop and submit your theory of change, strategic plan and business model. You will receive a course completion certificate and invitation to progress to the third phase based on the quality of your submissions.
  • Stage Three: 3-Day Venture Creation Boot Camp: They will invite applicants that progress to the third stage to attend a three-day boot camp hosted onsite or online by our local partners and community ambassadors. During the boot camp, you will learn about leadership, business planning, customer discovery and achieving product-market fit. After the boot camp, you will submit a venture business model and a sketch of your MVP. You will receive a certificate, and successful participants will become Fellows.
  • Stage Four: Finalist Announcement & 6-Month Fellowship: YID Fellows will be announced, profiled on the YID websites and widely celebrated. They will invite them to participate in an intensive six-month fellowship, including training on grant writing, monitoring and evaluation, financial modelling, storytelling and marketing, positioning for investments, policy advocacy & political participation. Fellows will also enjoy all the highlighted fellowship benefits.

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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