Hope Academy Drakenstein Flag

  • Award Entered:
    Sport For Social Inclusion Award
  • Parent Organisation:
    Ambassadors In Sport
  • Project Host Nation:
    South Africa
  • Overview of Project:
    The Hope Academy Drakenstein project was introduced to give an opportunity for juvenile offenders to leave crime and prison gangs. Many young men in prison are forgotten by society and 85% of prisoners return to jail once released. Hope Academy was birthed to help rehabilitate young men who have a talent in soccer and help them become responsible citizens once released. Gangsterism and crime are two of the most detrimental factors for youth in South Africa. Hope Academy Drakenstein deals with this head on in the prison system so young men with talent and potential can be steered from a life of crime and into becoming positive role models and leaders in the prison and once released in the community.

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