“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”
“You can reach your dreams how and when you want…regardless of your circumstances”
“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”.
“In our local township the children are not stealing as they did before, they play sport with us, the youth.”
“In our netball team no one has become pregnant this year.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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..."
“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..."
“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."