QwaQwa Football for Hope Centre, a Lovelife – Y Centre

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About the Campaign:
“20 Centres for 2010” is the Official Campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. Its aim is to raise funds to create twenty Football for Hope Centres for public health, education and football across Africa. The centres will address local social challenges in disadvantaged areas and improve education and health services for young people. Read more about The Football for Hope Campaign

The Football for Hope Centre in Qwaqwa is the 9th of the 20 Football for Hope Centres in Africa.

Location: Qwaqwa – Phuthaditjhaba – Thabo Mofutsanyana – Free State

Centre Host organisation: loveLife

love life and soccer

Soccer has been an important part of lovelife?s behavior–change for HIV prevention strategy
since the inception of the lovelife games in 2002. The lovelife games are South Africa?s
largest school sports initiative. It is funded by the national Department of sports and
recreation (SRSA).

With the inception of the lovelifestyle strategy in 2004, lovelife started driving sports league
formation through its 7,000- strong youth service corps, with the explicit intention of linking
these leagues to the lovelife games. These young leaders – who sign up either for the
„Mpintshi? (colloquial for „friend?) or the groundBREAKER programme – had previously
worked only on Basketball, Motivation, Debating, and Health Sexuality programmes.Soccer was a new avenue for working with young people.

In 2009, lovelife engaged over 64 000 young men and women in structured soccer activity.

The organisation is also passionate about promoting and raising awareness of the use of sport for positive change, thus they play an active part in like minded networks including Football for Hope, a global streetfootballworld and FIFA movement.

loveLife Vision:
An HIV free generation.

loveLife Mission:
to reduce young people’s risk of contracting HIV by building their sense of immediate and real possibility for personal growth.

Thank you to all of our Architects, Contractors, and Professionals who have contributed to this program


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