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Coolplay Trust

Project Overview

What?  Coolplay uses sport to teach life-skills to school children often lacking in stable and supportive family structures. Our vision is to create positive and lasting change in the lives of children, their schools and the communities in which they live. We believe if you develop a child’s social and emotional capabilities, you will improve immeasurably the chances of that childs’ life success. Finally, we believe sport provides the ideal environment for the learning and development of disadvantaged youth.

How? Each Coolplay training session has a sports objective, and a life skills objective, which are closely related so that the sport can be used to emphasize and demonstrate the life lesson. This series of drills and games was made in collaboration between a child psychologist (addressing social challenges like HIV/Aids, abuse/bullying, peer pressure, depression, and gang warfare) and a Sports Scientist. Each session our 30 Coaches run are usually 60 minutes of sports, and 30 minutes of life skills and reflection..

Outcomes?  Improved resilience, better academic performance, improved mental and physical health, with opportunities to play train and play matches every week for 1000 children, and empowerment of Coolplay trained coaches.

Contact Coolplay Trust

Barry O’Mahony (Trustee)

Cape Town: Masiphumelele, Ocean View, Grassy Park, Steenberg, Heathfield, Kraaifontein, Kuilsriver, Khayelitsha / Western Cape: Bredasdorp

Tel: +27 21 671 0799 Cell: +27 83 458 5422 Fax: +27  86 618 1904

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