Our journey started in 2004 when Founder and CEO Marcus McGilvray left the United Kingdom with one goal in mind - to change the lives of those most impacted by HIV & AIDS. These are some of the milestones of WhizzKids United to date.
  • 2015
  • WhizzKids United receives the MEC's Service Excellence Award in the category Innovation and Best Practice.
  • July 2015: WhizzKids United celebrates Mandela Day with the support of local businesses to engage isolated youth. Our Game Changers were also invited to learn more about the hospitality industry at the Garden Court Marine Parade hotel in Durban.
  • 9 July 2015: Whizzkids United held its first ever Career Day for school children so that they could understand the options available to them once they have completed school.
  • May 2015: The Japanese Embassy came to visit WhizzKids United and celebrate the Quantum and mobile trailer they donated in 2013.
  • March 2015: WhizzKids United launches a shuttle service to bring boys and girls from local schools to the Health Academy.
  • 2014
  • 2014: Over 17,000 services are being delivered in one year.
  • December 2014: Our first ever participants graduated from our year long employability programme Game Changers.
  • 3 June 2014: The Edendale Football for Hope Centre launch
  • WhizzKids United participates in the Football for Hope Festival during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Six youth from Edendale represented South Africa at this prestigious event.
  • The MEC for Health Dr Dlhomo vists the WhizzKids United Health Acaedmy.
  • 2013
  • WhizzKids United hosts Hollywood star and Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
  • 15,000 services are being delivered to over 6,000 in one year.
  • Football for Hope Centre constructions kick off.
  • 2012
  • WhizzKids United partners with the legendary English football club Liverpool FC
  • The endorsement by Mr. Wilfried Lemke, UN Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace has been renewed. image
  • WhizzKids United is approached by the United Nations Association South Africa, in recognition of its good work, and is asked to set up a United Nations Chapter in KwaZulu Natal to promote the Millennium Development Goals.
  • 35,000 youth have now benefited directly from WKU programmes.
  • 8,000 youth registered at the WKU Health Academy.
  • WhizzKids United launches partnership with the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project.
  • WKU Board of Trustees and Management make strategic decision to focus all programme activities on Edendale and the Health Academy hub.
  • 2011
  • Over 20,000 children have graduated from the WhizzKids United Life Skills programme.
  • WhizzKids United operated its school-based interventions in four KZN communities (Edendale, Umlazi, Tongaat-Verulam-Osindisweni and Jozini) as well as Rustenburg in the North West Province.
  • WhizzKids United collaborated with ABSA Premiership League club Maritzburg United to deliver two successful events for the WhizzKids United Health Academy and the community of Edendale.
  • 2010
  • Over 12,000 children graduated from the WhizzKids United Life Skills programme.
  • The first WhizzKids United Health Academy opened in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, KZN. Over 5,000 youth registered there in the first six months of operations with more than 1,000 undergoing HIV Counselling and Treatment (HCT).
  • FIFA awarded Africaid a Football for Hope Centre as part of its '20 Centres for 2010' project.
  • WhizzKids United programme received the Best Project Award in the Sport for Health Category at Global Sports Forum, Barcelona.
  • WhizzKids United formally endorsed by Mr. Wilfred Lemke, UN Special Adviser to the Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace.
  • 2009
  • WhizzKids United was piloted in the United Kingdom with Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Arsenal and Charlton Athletic.
  • WhizzKids United launched in Australia to work with aboriginal children.
  • Over 10,000 children enrolled in WhizzKids United programmes to date.
  • Africaid launched WhizzKids United programme in schools and a youth correctional facility in North West Province and expanded to Western Cape Province.
  • 2008
  • Africaid became a programme partner of FIFA's Football for Hope movement and a network member of streetfootballworld.
  • WhizzKids United launched in Uganda.
  • 2007
  • WhizzKids United launched in Ghana.
  • 2006
  • WhizzKids United launched in Edendale, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
  • When all Began
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