I just started working with WhizzKids United in February 2012 and I'm loving it. On Friday the 2nd I went to my first WhizzKids United graduation tournament at Hambanathi Stadium (Tongaat Community) with Mbonisweni Primary School. Except that it was a hot day, the tournament went very well. About nine teachers came to observe the tournament and they also helped out wherever necessary.
It was really good to see some kids participating in some sorts of Physical Education since it is no longer compulsory in schools. Our programme including the tournament provides an environment where kids learn about important life skills, which can be applied in real life as they grow. It also helps them to connect as a school and gives them confidence to be open to their parents (feely talk about their love life).
WhizzKids United is already making a huge impact in many youngsters. Kids are being groomed to be well-behaved men & women. This will definitely help our community and South Africa as whole. 277 kids participated in the tournament and our staff members were able to deliver a very successful tournament to appreciate the school for participating in our “On the Ball” life skills programme. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the kids had much fun.
I have always wanted to be part of the solution everywhere I go especially in a disadvantaged background, so this is a very good opportunity for me to contribute in the community.