Yearly Archives: 2017



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After the great success of our first Boxgirls Holiday Club in July 2017 and the many requests of girls, who want to join our program, Boxgirls will offer a second Holiday Club in the December 2017. In total we provide spaces for 100 girls from Site C, Khayelitsha and 60…

Girl Power coming up


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Together with our Action Impact Network partners Waves for Change and Grassroot Soccer our South African monitoring and evaluation leader, Nwabisa Qalanto, got the chance to share our experiences on impact assessment with organisations attending the community of practice organised by the Afterschool Game Changer of the Western Cape. It…

Be a game changer!



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Our new Boxgirls experience has been featured in the New York Times travel section!  “It was one of the more enlightening and inspiring things I did in the country, and provided real insight into how most nonwhite South Africans live.”- writes Lucas Peterson. Lucas Peterson was one of our first…

Boxgirls enlightening and inspiring


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Boxgirls joined the workshop “Workforce Development: Partnerships for improving youth employment opportunities and economic inclusion” supported by Violence Prevention Through Urban Upgrading, the Mandela Initiative, the Collage of Cape Town and the Salesian Institute Youth Projects. Together with representatives from government, the universities UCT and UWC, foundations and other Public…

Let’s Get to Work


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Mercedes Benz and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation invited 20 of our Boxgirls and their coaches to meet with the National Rugby team of South Africa, the Springboks. First our girls could experience the history and spirit of South African Rugby in the Springbok Museum. After our girls had the…

The Springboks meet Boxgirls



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Boxgirls founder Heather Cameron was sharing lessons from Boxgirls in empowering young girls in Germany, Kenya and South Africa on this years Women in Sport and Adventure festival in Sweden. A great opportunity for exchange for girls in sport organisations! For those who can speak Swedish: https://feministisktperspektiv.se/2017/10/06/innovation-och-samarbete-i-fokus-pa-idrottsfestival/  

Festival in Sweden Umea



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The Action Impact Network is entering the next phase of indicator testing. Eight organisations working towards sport for development joint their forces together as a network. We are now establishing a set of pragmatic indicators and data collection tools to measure the collective impact of youth sport-for-development and peace interventions.…

News – Action Impact Network



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Boxgirls was invited to the Community of Practice workshop on strengthening the collaboration between NGOs and schools. The conference was supported by the Afterschool Game Changer and the Learning Trust. It was a great sharing of best-practices from afterschool Programs and school representatives. Only together we can make a change!

Community of Practice