“Sport has the power to change the world”
ABOUT SPORTS DEVELOPMENT:
Besides having a positive impact on physical and mental health sport promotes social skills such a mutual understanding, fairness or tolerance. Our sport development project combines different initiatives using the power of sports to make a meaningful difference in lives of people.
WHY SPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT EXISTS
Lack of sport opportunities
The problems of Vrygrond and Lavender Hill include a lack of infrastructure and opportunities to do sports
Schools in Townships often lack resources (financial and staff) to provide physical education or extra-curricular sport to students.
The youth of Vrygrond and Lavender Hill grow up in a toxic environment with crime, substance abuse and regular gang violence
THE APPROACH OF THE SPORT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Using sport as a tool to deliver life skills that enable young people to shape their own future.
HOW SPORT DEVELOPMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Provide Sports equipment
With funds from our Sports Development project we provide under-resourced schools and local clubs with sports equipment. Thereby we ensure that young people from areas characterized by poverty and inequality have the opportunity to do sports.
Sport activities and physical education
To Promote sports development in townships of South Africa our volunteers have the opportunity to provide physical education and extra-curricular sport to local schools.
Our long term goal is to build a sports field for the Community of Vrygrond. A sports field provides a safe environment where the youth can be empowered to realize their full potential.
RECENT NEWS OF THE SPORTS DEVELOPEMENT PROJECT
We are looking forward to an exciting year 2018! Already in January, we faced some changes in our Vrygrond Computer Lab. We had to say our goodbyes to our old Lab Manager, Linamandla. He has supported the Lab since 2013 and become Lab Manager in 2016. But we are also happy to welcome our newread more
It’s all been very quiet on our website and social media in 2017. We haven’t been good enough at keeping our followers updated. I’m sorry for that. But – good things have been happening and I feel now is a good time to update everyone as to what is going on. The Students: Most importantlyread more
A few weeks’ ago, we had the opportunity to take the scholarship students for a day out at GrandWest in Cape Town. After a fantastic ice skating trip there in January – we decided we’ve take the students bowling this time. Trips like these are so important so that we can catch up with theread more
We have always said we wanted to create something sustainable, something that would make a difference, something that was driven by the community. Today, we have taken a huge step forward on the way to doing just that. Today, we announce our partnership with initiAID. Nowadays, there are so many different charities, doing so muchread more
Hi All! The year is finally coming to an end which is exciting news for us at The Compass Trust, as we get ever closer to the children starting their new high schools in January! 9 of our scholarship children will be attending Cape Academy, and 6 will be attending Muizenberg, both fee paying schools. Here’sread more
The Compass Trust has been officially handed over to South African hands now. We’ve concluded our P.E. program by providing the teachers at the school all the materials and supplies they need to provide fun exercise for their kids at least once a week. We’ve designed a structured program for them that gives both theread more
As part of our commitment to people have supported us, we promised to release a blog each month. Jamie and Josh are doing fantastic work at growing and expanding TCT on the ground. We have had blogs from not only myself, but also Josh and Lara. Unfortunately, I am no longer in South Africa, and Iread more
This has been a crazy few weeks here in the Cape Flats. The Compass Trust has trusted me to carry on many of the non-admin-related responsibilities that Matt had been doing alone, although he's too humbled to own up to the sheer amount of work he has taken upon himself & the initiative required forread more
JUNE June was an incredibly productive month for The Compass Trust. We helped launch Levana, an initiative set up by Lluis Blanc (board member) and Rickard Sunden. Levana allows people to view profiles of the children that we work with and gives the option to donate to put money directly towards their tuition fees. We’veread more
For the past four months, I have been working at Levana Primary in Lavender Hill. I remember that what struck me most on my first day, was not the area or debilitating circumstances that these children live in like most would think, but rather the warmth and happiness of all the students and teachers alike.read more
We thought the children at Levana Primary School would struggle to get acceptances into the better quality high schools. The good news is, we were wrong. The bad news is, education costs money. 14 Levana children have been accepted into schools they would not have had the chance to attend without your help. 9 childrenread more
The first term at Levana has ended. Physical education focused on bat and ball games this term. Baseball, Softball and cricket were just some of the games we played throughout the first 10 weeks. More importantly, however, we completed all our high school applications. We have a group of 21 students with whom we workedread more