After the successful cooperation in South Africa, AMANDLA and the Oliver Kahn Foundation are currently planning the first Safe-Hub outside of South Africa. It is planned to build an innovative education centre including a football field in the Berlin district Wedding. In the Safe-Hub, children and adolescents from the neighbourhood can be supported on the topics of health, education and personality development.
A Safe-Hub in Berlin – initiated right in the centre of a social hot spot – can counteract exclusions and provide children and young people with
instruments to deal with the challenges they face in everyday life.
A third Safe-Hub is being built now between Johannesburg and Pretoria in the township of Diepsloot, South Africa. The artificial turf field has already been completed and also the soccer education programs are in full swing. The life of the young people in Diepsloot is characterised by extreme poverty, violence and crime. There are only four schools for over 200,000 residents. The objective of the planned Safe-Hub is to break through the cross-generational cycle of poverty and to give young people a perspective on life.
We would like to thank “RTL – Wir helfen Kindern e.V.” for the support in the construction of the football field.
The Oliver Kahn Safe-Hub has been realized in the framework of cooperation between the Oliver Kahn Foundation and AMANDLA EduFootball as well as other partners and inaugurated on May 17, 2016. Located on the grounds of Intshukumo comprehensive high school in the heart of the two townships of Gugulethu and Manenberg, the Oliver Kahn Safe-Hub will provide daily access to the football field, weekly private lessons and workshops for the development of social skills and leadership participants. Thus, the Safe-Hub is expected to break through the intergenerational cycle of poverty, unemployment and social inequality, which are exposed to young people living in urban slums and deprived neighbourhoods.
In 2009, AMANDLA EduFootball completed the first artificial turf field and education centre in Khayelitsha (Cape Town). AMANDLA EduFootball provides managers with on-site training and assistance in programme development and carries out its initiatives on the field to promote social skills, to develop role models and to prevent violence.