our work / Preventing HIV and Aids
Leadership is one of the key characteristics associated with our founder Mr Nelson Mandela. He was certainly in the forefront of Mr Joe Sebeela's mind when we met him in Free State.
He described the purpose of the Manguang University Community Partnership's sports programme as being to "find and develop more people like Nelson Mandela". MUCPP offers a comprehensive service to the community of Manguang and its outlying informal settlements. Community health care, education and training, youth activities, and economic development are part of an integrated programme of activities that has been developed with the full involvement of the community.
NMCF believes, and has proven, that sport is an ideal tool to use to communicate with young people -- messages about safe behaviour, good health; positive attitudes to the opposite sex can all take root when linked to sporting activities. Participation in sport can also help young to build confidence and self esteem - they grow to believe in themselves and in doing so become role models for other young people.
Mojalefa Kaudi plays a vital role as the mentor to the sports coaches, to ensure that they are fully briefed on issues linked to HIV and Aids and develop counselling skills and confidence to help them in this sometimes difficult aspect of their work. The fact that the coaches themselves grow into their roles is a very impressive result from the programme.