“Without extracurricular activities young people turn to drugs, alcohol and gangsterism which leads to high dropout and failure rates. Also, kids turn to gangsterism because of their need for a sense of belonging that many don’t have in their fragmented family environment. If left alone, it is a cycle that will just continue.”
Mario van Niekerk – Founder
“Having the opportunity to work with GCU was the experience of a lifetime. I was able to learn more about non-profits and how individuals are inspired to create an organization to solve a problem they see in their community. GCU forges an inclusive and positive attitude amongst a troubled neighborhood in Cape Town, and it was incredible to be immersed in the culture of the Cape Flats.”
Allison Harvey, Intern, Student-Athletes Abroad
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