SCORE uses sport to provide children and youth with valuable skills and opportunities that they need to succeed in life and contribute to their communities. Volunteer
  Our Work
Sport is at the core of all we do. We provide access to sport and recreational activities, giving children and youth a chance to play, have fun and learn, but also to develop their skills and to compete. read more >
Life skills training within SCORE is done as part of everyday training, coaching and mentoring, but is primarily delivered through training workshops and facilitated discussion sessions. read more >
Leadership capacity is critical to build strong, active and functional sports organizing structures which can sustain community sports activities. read more >
The Cup of Heroes is SCORE's flagship Sport and Development competition and brings together players and young sports leaders from across Southern Africa to celebrate the power of sport. read more >
Working as the implementing partner for Hope Through Action, SCORE manages and operates two community sport centres, one in Mbekweni and the other in the Franschhoek Valley. read more >

“I feel safe at the sport centre. On a day when I didn’t go, my day is just incomplete. I take it as my home and everybody around here I take them as my family”

— Andisiwe (16 y.)

“You can reach your dreams how and when you want…regardless of your circumstances”

— Mpumelelo (15 y.)

“I must think positively about myself and I must lead by example. A quitter never wins, but a winner never quits. The greatest tragedy in life is to be alive and not knowing why”. 

— Xolisa (16 y.)

“In our local township the children are not stealing as they did before, they play sport with us, the youth.”

— Sandile (15 y.)

“In our netball team no one has become pregnant this year.”

— Namhla (17 y.)

“Women empowerment (3-4 girls in youth committee before, now there are 6-7). They are given special tasks to involve other women. It is generally difficult to reach girls, not just because they are not interested, but often parents do not let their girls go out to workshops or to play sports as they don’t trust that their girls will be looked after.”

— Lizelle (18 y.)

“Actually SCORE does a lot… These kids are becoming independent and do things themselves. Sometimes we take too much responsibility away from the kids and they end up not doing anything themselves.”

— Nokuthula, Mama of Bukelwa (14 y.)

“My goal is to share my long journey with others. When people live in poverty, they think they can do nothing. But I am from that background, and I want to be a role model..."

— Lorrise (23 y.)

“Sport has influenced people in the community to join us. They are very impressed! Since joining SCORE and The Cup of Heroes, it has been a great journey..."

— Kenilwe (19 y.) & Keamoge (21 y.)

“Young people come to the centre everyday to play sports and have fun and also it has kept them away from doing wrong things, such as smoking drugs and drinking alcohol."

— Nozuki (20 y.)
  Facts & Figures
More than
1 000 000children

have participated in
Current outreach:

553young leaders involved

11127children participating
More than
960sporting volunteers

from more than
Countries where SCORE has community based programs currently:
Namibia, South Africa (previously also Zambia)
Countries where SCORE did consulting work (mostly training, capacity building):
Botswana, Canada, Fiji, Gambia, Lesotho, Malawi, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
Countries from which SCORE has hosted volunteers:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Lesotho, Luxemburg, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, UK, USA, Zambia, Zimbabwe
*exchange of volunteers continues between countries where SCORE has community based programs.
we are based in: