The CSV Community Project started in October 2009 with the purpose of partnering with local, national and international institutions to promote sport as a tool for development and peace. Using the appeal of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa, the project was promoted both in South Africa and overseas through the establishment of partnerships with: The United Nations, Western Cape Peace Network, the University of Stellenbosch, University of Western Cape University of Cologne (Germany), University of Missouri (USA), University of Minas Gerais (Brazil), Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Sports Science and Development (ICESSD) of UWC, City of Cape Town Sport and Recreation Department, Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Western Cape, Sport Trust, South African Football Association (Safa) and Ubabalo e Africa.
Today the project is well established and involves more than 20 000 primary and high school learners from 20 schools in the Cape Town Area.
At the moment we are organising :
- Friendship games: Weekly events among primary and high schools with the objective to build bridges and promote wellness. We attend an average of 500 kids per week, boys and girls.
- Assisting with after school sports: By training community leaders, teachers, parents, students and local coaches in different sport codes to deliver after school activities: Soccer, Rugby, Netball, Handball, Futsal, Volleyball and Tennis. At the schools we are working with, more than ten thousand kids are receiving training every week.
- Building Sand Courts in local schools: Creating a sustainable way to deliver sport, recreation and physical activities at schools. At the moment we built seven courts around Stellenbosch and the plan is to have ten by the end of 2019. We are building at previous disadvantage schools that didn t have any other sport facility. The courts are been used to play rugby, soccer, volleyball, handball, netball, for recreation and life orientation classes. More than seven thousand students are getting the benefits from the facilities, boys and girls.
- Building Walking routes in local schools: Promoting wellness through physical activities and walking as exercise. We built three routes at local schools and we planing to have ten by the end of 2020. Two thousand learners and staff getting the benefits from the routes, boys and girls.
- Vriendscup: Yearly event in September during Stellenbosch Heritage week. Sport and Recreation activities for six hundred learners from local primary and high schools, boys and girls with the objective to build bridges and promote wellness.
- Futsal and Footabll Coaching courses: Training community leaders and parents in the game of futsal and football at previous disadvantage communities. Since 2009 more than a thousand coaches took part in our courses. Read more
- Stellenbosch University: Department of Social Impact and Transformation; Department of Sport Science; Department of Student Affairs.
- Stellenbosch Academy of Sport: Wellness and Community program
CSV currently sponsors 13 bursary students and 10 Learnerships
- Other Contributions:
- Monthly groceries sponsor for Sir Lowry’s Pass Crèche;
- School outfits to pupils of Kgololosego Secondary School in Dealesville, Free State to the value of R 30,000;
- Cotlands regular funding for general necessities;
done for outlying communities where construction projects where undertaken:
- Community Hall upgrade in Hutchinson, Refurbishing school in Mthatha and the refurbishment of an old home in Touwsriver for a Community Guest House.
- Annual part taking in Helderberg Hospice cycle event held in Somerset West