About Jennifer, 22 years old, from Germany Helpful, interested in sport, open-hearted, humorous, spontaneous and determined are my strengths that will accompany me in Africa. Together with the kids and coaches I will boost and assist GCU Academy as well as I gain some new experience. GCU make it possible for me to get to […]
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Three intrepid cyclists – Di Thomas, her son Ricky Thomas and friend Deon Botha, are soon to participate in the most extreme mountain biking event in the world – The Freedom Challenge Race across South Africa or RASA www.freedomchallenge.org.za. This is a 2300km unsupported race from Pietermaritzburg to Wellington, held in the dead of winter. […]
The rope skippers gave a half-time show during a soccer game. Here are some of the photo’s
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Uthando in conjunction with Terra Nova will have a benefit concert at the Table Bay Hotel on 17 May, where the GCU Academy will have a stand. Tickets available through firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0214489965 – come and support a worthy cause. Uthando promotes the upliftment of impoverished communities in the Western Cape
WE NEED YOUR GENEROUS HELP FOR OUR GCU SOCCER PROJECT END OF YEAR PARTY We’ll be celebrating on the 20th, 21st and 27th November 2010 Please assist with return transport from Heideveld to the Sea Point Pavilion. On each day, we‘ll be transporting about 60 kids. Total Transport Cost – R4500 OR If you can […]
Good evening… The Western Cape Team level 1 to Level 3 did Extremely very good at the SAGF Nationals, all the Skippers have got medals Furthermore, the Level 1-3 Team members individual events were as follows: Level 1: Fierdoze and Done Level 2: Micheala, Sindeka, Buntu and Xola Level 3: Thabo, Lonwabo and Shaun For […]
The SAGF Gymnastics Games is set to take place from Monday 27 September until Sunday 3 October 2010 in Pretoria. A few of the GCU’s rope skipping girls will be competing on 27 and 28 September…. keep your fingers crossed, we know they’ll bring back a few medals!
15 Sep @ 23:00 16 Sep @ 11:00 16 Sep @ 17:00 18 Sep @ 15:30
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article643508.ece/Kicking-the-gangs-and-drugs Kicking the gangs and drugs Ex-gangster is turning around lives with soccer Sep 6, 2010 1:36 AM | By SHANAAZ EGGINGTON The school, in a gang-infested Cape Flats suburb, resembles Pollsmoor Prison. Current Font Size: ESCAPING THE GHETTO: Mario van Niekerk uses soccer to give vulnerable children a chance to escape the cycle of […]
History of the Heideveld Community
Heideveld is a township area on the Cape Flats, less than 20kms from Cape Town city centre. Swathes of families were resettled here in the 1960s after the apartheid government forcibly removed them from District Six, an area much nearer to the city and public amenities.
Fifty years on, the community is facing huge problems relating to unemployment, drug and alcohol dependency, violence and family fragmentation, overcrowding, malnutrition, child abuse, gangsterism, truancy and school drop out.