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WhizzKids United World AIDS Day Football Tournament
Published by Charmaine Wheatley on 22 October 2010
Image PreviewWhizzKids United are inviting local NGOs and corporates to make people aware of WORLDS AIDS DAY on 1 December 2010. WhizzKids United are holding a world cup style football tournament at the Clarence Road Primary School which will also be a great opportunity to team build and network locally.
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UN Resolution confirms role of sport in social change
Published by Tom Farrar on 20 October 2010
Image PreviewOn October 18, 2010 in New York, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution entitled, "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace." This resolution confirmed the role of sport as a means and medium of social change.
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Former WKU intern in running for research award
Published by Tom Farrar on 1 October 2010
Image PreviewHenryk Predki interned with WhizzKids United in South Africa from March to September 2009, and also came back to assist us during the World Cup period in 2010. He conducted some research with some of our beneficiaries and wrote a paper entitled, "A stacked deck: A school-based study investigating the behavioural factors behind the high vulnerability of young South African women to HIV infection.
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FIFA's 20 Centres for 2010 supports extension of the Health Academy
Published by Daniel Schoeberl on 20 August 2010
Image PreviewDuring the last two years a lot of conversations, letters and meetings were necessary for the plans of Africaid's WhizzKids United to build an extension of the Health Academy and also a well playable pitch for the kids in front of it.
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WhizzKids United endorsed by the United Nations.
Published by Oli Walsh on 29 June 2010
Africaid′s WhizzKids United has been endorsed by Mr. Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace. The United Nations considers sport to be a powerful tool to promote education, health, development and peace.
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Africaid's WhizzKids United partners with Nike Red
Published by Oli Walsh on 12 June 2010
Africaid's WhizzKids United was one of 26 projects, selected out of a total of 471, that were chosen as part of Nike Red′s Lace Up Save Lives Campaign. The NIKE RED Campaign, sells (NIKE)RED Laces to generate money to help people living with HIV in Africa to get the medicine they need to stay alive and help educate Africa′s younger generation to help stop the spread of HIV.
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WhizzKids United and World Cup Activity
Published by Oli Walsh on 10 June 2010
Image PreviewWith the 2010 FIFA World Cup starting tomorrow, Africaid's WhizzKids United would like to share some of the initiatives they are implementing in the next four weeks. We hope to use the World Cup to highlight the good work being done in South Africa, both to a domestic but also international audience and to ensure the main beneficiaries of our programme, the kids, feel a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
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WhizzKids United Health Academy Opens in Edendale
Published by Oli Walsh on 1 June 2010
The WhizzKids United programme promotes and sustains healthy behaviour change amongst youth through three main interventions: Life Skills, Peer Education and WhizzKids United Health Academies. The WKU Health Academies are the long term source of support, reaching an exclusively adolescent population, providing a full range of professional health and counselling services.
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Africaid launches Solar World Partnership
Published by Oli Walsh on 26 May 2010
Today saw the launch of Africaid′s exciting new partnership with Solar World. Africaid successfully applied for the provision of three Solar World Systems; complete with DSTV, DVD player and a Sony TV, completely powered by solar energy.
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WhizzKids United to partner with Oxfam Australia
Published by Oli Walsh on 8 April 2010
Africaidís WhizzKids United are delighted to announce a new partnership with Oxfam Australia. The partnership has been facilitated as part of the Joint Oxfam HIV and AIDS Program (JOHAP). Oxfam Australia manages the Joint Oxfam HIV and AIDS Project (JOHAP) in South Africa which was established in response to the worsening HIV and AIDS epidemic in the region.
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