A year ago, Teen ‘n Child Developer in Khayelitsha received a donation of R10,000 by life insurance company MiWayLife as part of their #MiFuture campaign which saw 3 schools in South Africa receive a generous donation towards the upliftment of their school facilities.
Teen ‘n Child Developers is an organization that reaches out to teenagers and children in eleven communities in and around Khayelitsha. Their vision is to protect and build the future of South Africa by taking care of, empowering and equipping the children and teenagers of their townships and guiding them to make the right choices and decisions.
On Friday afternoon, a social tournament was organized between the MiWayLife and Sanlam Direct staff and Teen ‘n Child Developer in Bellville where the team from Khayelitsha not only received a new set of branded soccer kit and accessories but were able to show off the skills they had developed over the past year as well as experience playing on an astroturf
“Before the involvement of MiWayLife, all we had were balls and cones for the kids to practice, now, we are part of a league and have a nice kit which we can be proud of. We are so thankful.” Says founder of Teen ‘n Child Thembeka Mgushelo.
Local rugby stars Scarra Ntubeni and Sandile Buthelezi who have recently founded an initiative called Zethembe were present to motivate and educate the kids about the will to succeed from their recent campaign entitled #NDIZOPHUMELELA #NGIZOPHUMELELA.
Comments CEO of MiWayLife Craig Baker “We hope that our involvement can help support these kids in achieving their goals, both on and off the sports field. We also look forward to returning to watch the Teen ‘n Child teams on their home turf, in action, in their new kit.”
More about Teen ‘n Child Developer:
“We hope to fulfill our vision through programs that equip these young people to deal with issues such as life skills, HIV and AIDS, teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, drugs, violence, crime, and sexual abuse.” Comments Thembeka Mgushelo. Together with teaching children how to play musical instruments such as the flute and recorder, and after school program to help children with homework such as Maths and English is also in play.
Some of the communities which they reach out to are Makhaya, Nkanini, Kuyasa, Harare, Endlovini, Sitec, and Silver Town and temporarily in Delft. Teen n Child also has 13 soccer teams and 13 netball teams with 25 qualified coaches combined facilitating their efforts and programmes.
View video of handover in 2018 below:
For more information from MiWayLife contact Kirsten Reynecke: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0827488887
Teen ‘n Child Developer, Thembeka Mgushelo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teennchild/Tel: 078 404 7999
Zethembe, Sandile Buthelezi, email@example.com, 0829065534