Context: Youth gang violence in South Africa’s townships is a chronic problem which inhibits learning and mobility.
Organization: Amandla EduFootball’s sports, leadership and life skills, and community empowerment programs work to prevent at-risk young people from joining gangs or becoming involved in other criminal or violent activities, provide information on health risks such as drugs, HIV/AIDS, crime; and ensure regular school attendance. Young participants learn to respect boundaries and authority and to become responsible and active members of society. AEF is also shaping the wider community to create a safe learning and living environment.
Current Grant: EMpower’s fourth grant allows Amandla EduFootball to enhance their monitoring and evaluation capacity and use the results to strengthen their program and planned expansion.