Location

South Africa

Key achievement

Participant in the Homeless World Cup of Street Soccer

Oasis

Network Member

The Cape Flats, an area located to the southeast of Cape Town, were once called “apartheid’s dumping ground”. Today it is a neighbourhood undermined by unemployment, homelessness, drug abuse, high rates of HIV/AIDS and gang violence.

 

OASIS was created with the goal of providing children from Cape Flats with an alternative path to dropping out of school and living on the streets.

 

Through its football team and after-school programmes, OASIS teaches underserved children fundamental skills such as fair play, respect, gender equality and peaceful conflict resolution to help them create a better life for themselves and their community. The organisation also gives young people the chance to represent South Africa in the Annual Homeless World Cup.

 

Through the L.I.F.E programme (Local Integrated Football Education) OASIS turns the conversation towards issues such as social integration, violence prevention and raising awareness on HIV/AIDS.

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Contact

Oasis
Clifford Martinus
oasisplace@mweb.co.za

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