Building Friends, Developing People
(Freddy Sam's most recent mural in downtown Cape Town)
The clubhouse at the CCMF will be receiving a huge makeover starting Saturday, November 10th when local artist and…Continue
Posted by Eric Elicker on November 9, 2012 at 4:09pm
Fair Play Football (Update)
The Fair Play Football curriculum is in the process of some exciting innovation. Whereas the program in place at the beginning of this year aimed to address specific skills within 4-week phases that focused on one skill at a time, sessions…Continue
Posted by Eric Elicker on October 8, 2012 at 6:19pm
Eric and I were talking the other night about our blog(s) and whether or not our readers understand what we’re writing; in short, we want you to “get it.” All of it. So we’re going to hit the reset button, play simple, start at the beginning, give background of people, places, and institutions, all so that we can be as referential as we’d like in our writing and enhance your comprehension. So…
Where are we?
Well, that depends. The short version is that we’re…Continue
Posted by Matt Bernstein on August 4, 2012 at 11:03am
It’s hard to believe I’ve already been here for almost two months. I guess that means I owe all of you faithful followers an apology for this being my first blog post. It’s not that I meant to neglect you; I just let Lauren and Bernie write before me.
Since I arrived, the field has been buzzing with unbelievable energy. From the 24 Hour Event to the ONE Goal Holiday Program to AMANDLA programs, the CCMF hasn’t taken a break. Obviously this wouldn’t be possible…Continue
Posted by Eric Elicker on July 27, 2012 at 8:02pm
AMANDLA Life Skills Program:
The Life Skills Program engages young people in social skills development by creating a platform for dialogue between young people and strong community leaders. This four-phase program gives young people the opportunity to better understand themselves and their relationships in order to empower them to make positive choices for their future.
AMANDLA Fair Play Football Program:
The Fair Play Football program is a 26-week football-training curriculum that develops strong football players and teaches respect for opponents, referees and teammates. Young people participate in 1 training session per week and 1 match day per week. The skills covered during trainings are passing, dribbling, turning, shooting, defending and heading.
FPF facilitators evaluate teams' fair play every match. Teams can receive up to 8 Fair Play points per game for demonstrating teamwork, showing respect, dealing with frustration, and dealing with set-backs.
AMANDLA Crime Prevention League:
The Crime Prevention League is a 5-a-side soccer league played every Friday and Saturday night. This time was specifically chosen to alter the behavior of the local population away from drugs, alcohol, and crime. Instead of frequenting the local bars, league participants can engage in a soccer league that will allow them to better their skills in a fun, positive, and constructive atmosphere.