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Amandla Edufootball

Project Overview


Laureus SA co-funds components of the Fair Play Football Programme at AMANDLA’s Safe-Hub in Diepsloot, Johannesburg. The Fair Play Football Programme promotes positive values and sportsmanship through 5-a-side football, life-skills based football training, and a Fair Play point system. It is the foundation of the Safe-Hubs’ holistic programme model. The Fair Play Football Programme aims to improve the physical health of young people, to strengthen their value system and to provide increased prospects for thriving, belonging and engaging.

About Safe-Hub:

A Safe-Hub® is a physically and emotionally safe space where young people access services, opportunities and support from strong role models through a football-based programme system that focuses on health, safety, education, and employability. A platform for transversal youth development, a Safe-Hub is a campus for local NGOs, government and service providers to offer holistic support to young people, their families and community. It includes an Artificial Turf Football Field connected to a Youth Café, Training Academy, ICT & eLearning Centre, Transversal Office Spaces, Psychosocial Support Centre and Commercial Spaces for young entrepreneurs. Diverse and integrated income and funding streams ensure financial sustainability of operations of the Safe-Hub.

Safe-Hub, a registered trademark of AMANDLA EduFootball, is an internationally acclaimed youth and community development focused social franchise model. The model has been endorsed as a best-practise by the United Nations and has won numerous international awards for its ground-breaking impact on the reduction of violence and improvement of education results in South Africa.

About AMANDLA EduFootball:

AMANDLA EduFootball (AMANDLA) is an international non-profit organisation based in South Africa and Germany. Its award-winning approach to youth development – the Safe-Hub® Social Franchise Model – is designed to disrupt the intergenerational cycles of poverty, unemployment and inequality that trap young people growing up in disadvantaged communities. AMANDLA creates safe spaces that bring together the power of football and learning to empower youth and change lives.

The organisation’s vision is a world where all young people access equal opportunities, strive to realise their full potential, and dare to dream.

AMANDLA is endorsed by the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace and has won numerous international awards including the Beyond Sport Award for its social impact.


Contact Amandla Edufootball

Florian Zech

Johannesburg Diepsloot; Cape Town Khayelitsha and Gugulethu

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