This holiday programme aims to through sport interventions and cooperation with local business and individuals, keep our youngsters away from the streets and so combat the social ills that take place during school holidays, and lay a solid foundation of a learned youth.
A soccer tournament was hosted for boys below the age of 14 years. It ran from the 16 to 31 December 2017. As a gesture of encouragement, appreciation and obtaining maximum participation, teams achievement were presented with trophies, each participant was presented with a medal (gold, silver, bronze) for partaking, and all children who participated in this tournament had their school fees (between R120 – R500 per annum) paid for the 2018 school year.
Some 120 boys thus participated. In addition everyone (including spectators) were served with lunch/refreshments during the duration of the games (16 days). In total 4, 800 children were fed during these games. The local business community sponsored and participated in the project.
Geared to bringing about greater cooperation within the community, a variety of incentives are undertaken. In the past quarter two Christian events were organised which brought together quite a number of people.
Works on the premise that long term socio economic development can only come about through quality education. Dealing with a wide spectrum of interventions starting with pre-school through to tertiary and post-school training.
ECD Centres are empowered through (a) ad hoc financial assistance and (b) training of staff. At the same time care workers visit homes to motivate parents. A selected number of primary school learners are enabled to gain entrance to good high schools.
High school learners are given enrichment classes, and top matriculants are motivated with bursaries/loans to gain selected tertiary qualifications. Unemployed youth are motivated and trained to gain some skills for the labour market or become entrepreneurs.
Church leaders are trained in Biblical ministry and leadership.
Bursary winners were invited to the local Golf Club on a cold and windy Saturday August morning to deliver a prepared speech to a formal gathering of invested, concerned, warm, supportive and most of all proud members of the CCIA, consisting of peers, mentors, teachers and parents.