Contact South African Office:

AMANDLA EduFootball – Project AMANDLA

302 Salt Circle | 19 Kent Street | Salt River 7925 | Cape Town | Republic of South Africa

Phone: +27 (0)21 447 8261 |
Fax: +27 (0)21 447 8261 |

South African Non-Profit Registration Number: 077-589-NPO

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AMANDLA EduFootball e.V. | Kaulbachstr. 1a |
80539 Munich | Federal Republic of Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 9622 8454 |
Fax: +49 (0)89 9576 0404 |

German Charity Registration Number: VR 200 791


AMANDLA EduFootball e.V.
Managing Directors and representatives:
Florian Zech and Jakob Schlichtig

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Kaulbachstr. 1a | 80539 Munich |

E-mail: [email protected]

Court of Registry: Local Court Traunstein

Registration Number: VR 200 791

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Since the project begun youth participation in AMANDLA activities has increased by 92%. With the aim of continually improving its reach and impact, AMANDLA monitors and evaluates all activities on a regular and ongoing basis.

Social skills
Prevention of violence



Currently, over 3,000 young people benefit on a weekly basis from AMANDLA Programmes. Additionally, countless young people in the immediate vicinity have come into contact with the programme through educational activities and positive role models. The continual increase in participation proves and strengthens the attraction and relevance of the AMANDLA Programme for young people.

Fair Play
Football Leagues
Life-Skills workshops and training sessions
Social skills

The ‘Fair Play’ points and league system includes useful indicators for change in behaviour amongst young people who participate in the programme. Over a 10-month programme cycle, a three-fold increase in the points levels achieved by participants is the norm. The indicators include behaviour improvement in areas such as teamwork, respectful treatment of others, and the ability to deal with conflict.

Prevention of violence

AMANDLA creates a viable and attractive alternative to hanging out on street corners and getting involved in risky behaviour such as abusing drugs and alcohol, and fighting in gangs. Supporting this statement, police statistics show how violence and crime decreased significantly within a radius of 600m around AMANDLA’s first Safe-Hub in Khayelitsha.

The decrease in crime and violence stands in stark contrast to the trend across the rest of Khayelitsha, highlighting the importance and relevance of AMANDLA’s Safe-Hub and programmes.

Official statistics of the South African Police Service highlight the positive effect the AMANDLA Night League has had on preventing violence.


The AMANDLA Tutoring Programme combines daily homework sessions with football and personal development. Ongoing support enables participants to make huge strides towards improved academic achievement.

Ikhusi Primary School, the partner school for AMANDLA’s first Safe-Hub, was awarded the “Most Improved School” in the Western Cape Province (2012).

49% improved school results


1. Match preparations

A. Theory of Change

  • Practical programme road map showing the pathways towards achieving our long-term goals
  • Used to explain how the status quo is altered through programme inputs and how this translates into long term impacts

B. Indicators

  • Key pieces of information that tell us whether we have achieved our desired outcomes
  • Used to evaluate the success of the programmes against our goals

C. Alignment

  • To ensure that activities are planned in alignment with the Theory of Change in a structured ‘logical framework’
  • Used to keep our daily activities on track towards our long term goals

2. Match day

D. Data collection and management

  • Regular collection of biometric attendance data
  • Used to evaluate attendance trends to inform programme developments

E. Data evaluation

  • Periodic analysis of programme outcomes through fun and engaging youth friendly tools
  • Used to generate evidence on what change has resulted from daily programme activities

3. Post-match analysis

F. Reporting

  • Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports produced
  • Used to keep ourselves accountable internally and externally

G. Reflection

  • Regular reflection on attendance data and resultant change
  • Used to evaluate what worked well and what could be improved

H. Learning & Improving

  • Internal learning and development through reviewing outputs, outcomes and impact
  • Used to incorporate new insights and understanding into the ongoing development of our Theory of Change and programme activities

AMANDLA’s Theory of Change provides the theoretical framework for how, through the Safe-Hub and accompanying programmes, AMANDLA contributes to addressing the persistent challenges faced by young people.

Accurate and reliable attendance data is the foundation of evaluating results. AMANDLA’s biometric finger print attendance monitoring system allows real-time accurate tracking of daily attendance across all programmes.

Regular and consistent attendance (75% of possible attendance), over a period of at least 3 – 5 years, is what it takes to achieve the outcomes and impact communicated in AMANDLA’s Theory of Change. Monitoring young peoples’ attendance over a multi programme-cycle is fundamental to understanding the development path of each individual.

Regularly gathering the thoughts and feelings of participants enables AMANDLA to evaluate whether the programmes are having the intended impact on young people’s lives. AMANDLA has refined the processes, methods and tools it uses to gather qualitative and quantitative data. This has resulted in a simple and effective set of activities, including; surveys, focus group discussions, and competence assessments that are administered over the 10 month programme cycle.
With the objective of gaining deeper insight into the impact of the Safe-Hub model, AMANDLA has established research partnerships with private institutes, universities, inter-governmental agencies, and government.


How can social change be achieved at scale efficiently and effectively?


A challenge related to measuring success in the youth development field is the relationship between methods and effect. Demonstrable results and evidence for successful practice are lacking, causing an over-reliance on assumption and good intention.

A simple question drives the AMANDLA’s innovation and pursuit of best- practice – how can social change be achieved at scale efficiently and effectively?

We are convinced that a critical approach, a well thought through theory of change, strong measurable indicators of success, and building an evidence base are the foundations to sustainable change.

This we call AMANDLA CHANGE.


The foundation of AMANDLA CHANGE is the Theory of Change. This underpins the evaluation of needs, the development of programmes, the monitoring and evaluation of results, and the critical evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency. The combination of AMANDLA’s Theory of Change, strong implementation, strategic partnerships, thorough monitoring and evaluation and ongoing review and reflection is the recipe for AMANDLA CHANGE. The results speak for themselves.

Through sharing expertise and being open to ongoing learning, AMANDLA CHANGE presents the opportunity for us to work with strategic partners in collaboratively developing programmes that achieve results.


AMANDLA has established a consultancy that specialises in capacity building for organisations wanting to develop a Theory of Change, an effective monitoring and evaluation system, and programme content.

This initiative provides a funding source that when reinvested helps to make AMANDLA sustainable. Through this, AMANDLA contributes to a positive change in society and helps to build professionalism in the social sector.

  • “African solutions for the world.“
    10 Safe-Hubs worldwide by 2020.

  • Fun. Safety.
    Education. Future.

  • Fair Play Football.
    Violence prevention.
    A viable alternative.

Lateral view /
Networking space
Back view /
Football & Education Centre
Entrance area
Lateral view Back

Artificial turf field

Attractive, top-class foundation of AMANDLA’s developmental football programmes

  • Long lasting 24/7/365 usage capacity
  • Top-quality FIFA standard artificial turf
  • Full-size field or separated in four 5-a-side fields for maximum capacity utilisation Attractive alternative to street corners


Night Leagues supporting crime and violence prevention

  • Night programming increases security in and around the Safe-Hub and the community at large
  • Programmes are implemented at peak crime hours, between 20:00 and 00:00, target the main victims and perpetrators of crime

Outside area

Safe, green outside space conducive to relaxation, socialisation and creativity,

  • Green oasis in grey urban environment
  • Relaxing and free atmosphere
  • Attractive alternative to street corner “hang-outs”
Football &
Education Centre Back

Psychosoical support centre

Social services and counselling support, addressing young people’s emotional and social needs

  • Child and youth care workers
  • Social worker
  • Family planning support
  • Psychological support
  • Conflict resolution mediation
  • Substance abuse support
  • Health and nutrition counselling

Training academy

Academic support and accredited training

  • Accredited learnership based education and training programmes, Homework support and academic tutoring
  • Workshops, colloquia and conferences, Think tanks, research projects, pilot programmes and innovation hub
  • Computer lab
  • Career and academic counselling,
  • Young entrepreneurship support programmes

Support area

Support infrastructure for programme implementation and a healthy lifestyle

  • Kitchen for catering purposes
  • Safe and hygienic changing rooms, showers and ablutions
  • Storage facility
  • Healthy nutrition and feeding schemes

Transversal office spaces

Platform for collaboration

  • Engine for innovative, integrated transversal youth development programmes
  • Open and interactive shared office space for NGOs, government initiatives and local enterprise

Networking space

Youth Café: Webbing, learning, networking and exchange space

  • Free access to internet and WIFI
  • Free access to information on employment opportunities
  • Free access to information on education and training opportunities
  • Youth Café as an enterprise run by youth
  • Centre for local community meetings, workshops, cultural events and celebrations
Entrance area Back

Small business units

Safe and professional commercial space for young entrepreneurs and local start-ups

  • Transitional space that supports learning, and expansion plans for small businesses and start-ups
  • Support and mentorship for local entrepreneurship
  • Connector to larger surrounding community

Welcome area

Reception and registration area, connection point between the Safe-Hub and community

  • Open, welcoming and inviting entrance area
  • Central and secure access and egress point
  • Digital registration point for any participant or visitor - serves as an individual biometric attendance monitoring system




Physical and emotional safety and well-being:

  • Regular, on-going child protection through trained child and youth care workers
  • On-going presence of trained social workers
  • Physical safety promoted through staff qualified in first aid
  • Controlled central access and egress point


Diverse and integrated income and funding streams ensure financial sustainability of operations of the Safe-Hub:

  • Alignment to government strategy and integration of local government programmes ensures long-term government collaboration
  • Third party rental of workshop, counselling, meeting and assembly rooms
  • Third party rental of small business units
  • Selling of advertising space in and around the Safe-Hub

Transversal collaboration

The Safe-Hub serves as a platform for best-practise NGOs, Public Sector and Private Sector to collaborate on a holistic approach to youth development:

  • Shared offices and facilities support collaborative programme planning and implementation
  • Collaborative work space supports youth-driven think tanks aimed at developing innovative and effective solutions to complex problems
  • The Academy, information centre and networking space provide a bridge between youth in further training and education and employment opportunities with local business and government

Services, opportunities & support

The Safe-Hub is an integrated centre of services, opportunities and support for young people:

  • The psychosocial support centre offers aligned, integrated, individual and holistic services for young people at risk
  • The academy offers accredited qualifications and serves as a catalyst for employment, further education and training
  • On-going and individual mentorship by local role-models supports young people on their individual paths to becoming responsible, productive and positive citizens

Studies by UNICEF and UN-HABITAT highlight the problems faced by millions of young people living in extreme poverty in urban slums. These problems are identified as the greatest global challenges of the present and the future. The increase in the massive social inequality within cities, dwindling access to the job market and education as well as growing youth and gang crime are glaring manifestations of these complex social challenges.

The foundation of AMANDLA’s response to these complex challenges is the creation of a new world for young people through a ‘Safe-Hub’. The Safe-Hub provides an alternative to the toxic environment of despair and hopelessness that many young people grow up in.

It’s a place of physical and emotional safety, in which young people’s rights are recognised, their responsibilities are encouraged, and their potential is realised.

Football is the driver of all AMANDLA’s activity at the Safe-Hub. It has, like very little else, the ability to draw young people off the street into a safe and developmental environment and to keep them there.

AMANDLA implements simple, effective activities that combine football with personal development, formal education and leadership building. Through healthy, strong relationships with well-trained coaches, young people are encouraged to explore their independence and individuality, build a core set of values, and strengthen their ability to deal with the challenges they face in everyday life.

Content-related sustainability
AMANDLA enables former gang members, through a multi-year intervention process, to harness their leadership capacity and develop into positive role models. In their role as youth leaders they can legitimately show other young people, going through similar life challenges, that their futures have hope and potential.

Financial sustainability

AMANDLA Safe-Hubs provide local small business with a stable infrastructure, enabling them to trade sustainably in a safe and formal environment.

Through this AMANDLA supports local economic development and contributes towards its goal of achieving independent Safe-Hub financial sustainability.


The Amandla Safe-Hub Model is a globally replicable „Best-Practice“-Model for holistic education and community development. By the end of 2020, AEF will have provided 20,000 vulnerable children and youth worldwide with access to 10 SAFE-HUBS of holistic learning and development on a weekly basis through a four programme system focusing on health, safety, education, and employability.

Fair Play Football

The aim of the Fair Play Football Programme is to improve the physical health of young people, to strengthen their value system and to provide increased opportunity for them to have fun in a safe environment.

A social climate of safety, belonging and acceptance is created through healthy interaction between young people and positive adult coaches. This environment is supported by the Fair Play System, which awards points for respect, teamwork, dealing with frustration, dealing with setbacks and consistent attendance.

In South Africa AMANDLA organises 12 Fair Play Football Leagues every programme cycle, which enables over 200 teams and 3,000 young people to participate in Fair Play Football. The winners of the Fair Play Awards are recognised and celebrated for their exemplary behaviour on and off the football pitch.


Young people growing up in difficult circumstances worldwide experience similar challenges. A lack of support and guidance from positive role models often results in a deep sense of hopelessness, frustration and lack of a sense of belonging. This makes young people vulnerable to negative influences like substance abuse, gangsterism and crime.

AMANDLA’s Life-Skills Programme provides football based mentorship and personal development support to young people, with the aim of harnessing their ‘Go for it!’ spirit and building the resilience required to cope with the challenges of their everyday lives.
The 50-session ‘Go for it!’ curriculum, developed in cooperation with the Oliver Kahn Foundation and the University of the Western Cape, is embedded in the weekly football training sessions. The curriculum targets young people between the ages of 11 and 14 and is delivered over a 10 month period.


“Through the Safe-Hub and the Tutoring Programme, AMANDLA has helped to produce very good academic results for learners, significantly raising the profile of a once underperforming school.” Mr. Maji, Direktor der Ikhusi Primary School in Khaelitsha

Within the framework of the Safe-Hub model, a key programme component is the provision of daily homework and tutoring support. This programme assists young people with the much needed additional academic assistance for them to progress successfully through an education system that is failing them.

From the onset, the tutoring programme has achieved considerable success. Ikhusi Primary, the school at which the first Safe-Hub is based and at which the tutoring programme was piloted, was awarded the “Most Improved School” in the West Cape Province at the end of 2012.

Youth Leadership

Research tells us that the route to breaking intergenerational poverty is through providing young people with the opportunity to improve their economic status. Key factors that support socio-economic progression are a solid education and skills base and a permanent, well-paid job with prospects for graduation and improvement over time.

AMANDLA’s Youth Leadership Programme addresses this problem through harnessing young people’s leadership ability and empowering them with the knowledge, skill and values to make a stable transition into adulthood. The programme specifically targets young people who have emerged as leaders through the Fair Play Football and Life- Skills Programmes.

This programme provides young leaders with a qualification in sports administration, training in child and youth care work, valuable work experience, and personal leadership development.

The role that the young leaders play as coaches enables them to use their contextual credibility and leadership capacity to positively influence other young people in their community.

Night League

Research shows that crime and violent behaviour increase substantially on Friday and Saturday nights. Young men in the age range of 16-35 are most at risk of becoming victims and/or perpetrators. Young men are bored, fuelled with alcohol and drugs, and motivated by the exciting atmosphere generated by the freedom of the weekend.

With the aim of providing a viable alternative for young people, AMANDLA launched the Crime Prevention Night League in 2009. This unique and innovative approach of night time football has been a resounding success. Up to 400 young men flock to the Safe-Hub every Friday and Saturday night, to participate with their friends in a vibrant football league held under flood lights.

The environment is peaceful, safe, and free of alcohol and drugs. Young men aligned with opposing gangs put their grievances and weapons aside in the interest of high level competition and sportsmanship.

The Night League has contributed to a less violent community overall. Since the establishment in 2009 official statistics of the South African Police Service indicate a 33% drop in the category ‘Murders’ and a 44% drop in the category ‘Robbery with aggravating circumstances’ in the direct catchment area of a 600 meter radius around the Safe-Hub.

Official statistics of the South Africa Police Service show the impact the AMANDLA Night League has had on violence and crime.



AMANDLA’s Theory of Change provides the theoretical framework for how, through the Safe-Hub and accompanying programmes, AMANDLA contributes to addressing the persistent challenges faced by young people.

The model provides a logical visual explanation of how the Safe-Hub environment and programme activities support young people, over a period of time, in changing the way they think and behave on a daily basis. This individual change contributes to accumulative impacts on the community and society.


AMANDLA’s Theory of Change provides the foundation for the scalability of the Safe-Hub Model. With influential partners such as the Oliver Kahn Foundation, AMANDLA has set itself the goal of establishing 10 Safe-Hubs worldwide by 2020.


CTC Ten Safe-Hub

The first Safe-Hub was built in 2008 in Khayelitsha, South Africa, in partnership with the CTC 10 Foundation. At the time Khayelitsha had the highest murder and rape statistics in the world. This project provided a valuable learning ground for AMANDLA, resulting in the development and refinement of the Safe-Hub model.


Oliver Kahn Safe-Hub

The next step in the global AMANDLA Safe-Hub campaign was taken in 2014 in establishing the second AMANDLA Safe-Hub between Gugulethu and Manenberg in Cape Town, South Africa.

The challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality and made even more complex between these communities with the addition of racism and intercultural barriers. The Safe-Hub was realised with the support of the Oliver Kahn Foundation, Sternstunden, “Ein Herz für Kinder” (“A Heart for Children”) and the Reconstruction Credit Corporation (KfW Group).


Oliver Kahn Safe-Hub

In partnership with the Oliver Kahn Foundation, AMANDLA is planning the development of the third Safe-Hub to be launched in 2015 in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, South Africa. The life of young people in Diepsloot is characterised by extreme poverty, crime and violence. Furthermore there are currently only four schools catering for 200,000 inhabitants. This highlights the significant demand for a Safe-Hub and the potential development and education opportunities on offer.


Oliver Kahn Safe-Hub

The social gap between rich and poor is increasing in developed countries. Neglect, poverty, poor education and job perspectives as well as a lack of well supported afternoon programmes and leisure facilities shape the transition of young people into adulthood. As a contrast to these developments AMANDLA is planning to bring the Safe-Hub Model to Berlin, Germany, together with the Oliver Kahn Foundation.

  • Our vision is a world where all young people have access to equal opportunities, can strive to realise their full potential, and dare to dream.

  • The organisation’s mission is to create safe spaces that bring together the power of football and learning to empower youth and change lives


AMANDLA sees itself as a catalyst for social change on a global scale. We have a base in both South Africa and Germany and currently employ 30 people.

Florian Zech founded AMANDLA in 2007 with a team of local and international volunteers. He worked and lived for a year in an orphanage in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, as part of his civil service.

During this time Florian personally experienced the desperate need for education and leisure activities in areas facing the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. Together with young people from Khayelitsha he developed the AMANDLA idea.

AMANDLA’s innovation and results have been recognised with international awards such as the Beyond Sport Award and the ISPO Award. The AMANDLA team firmly believe in changing the social sector and is committed to achieving this at scale efficiently and effectively. With its tried and tested methods and tools, AMANDLA CHANGE supports other organizations on a strategic level.

AMANDLA finances itself through a broad portfolio of disposable assets, subsidies and private and corporate donations. The resources generated by AMANDLA CHANGE contribute to the financial sustainability of AMANDLA projects.



Anelani Bungane
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Become a member of the AMANDLA movement and invest in the future of young people.

Every donation made to AMANDLA is a direct investment young people’s futures. You will contribute directly to:

The continual review and improvement of the AMANDLA programme, coupled with our effective financial management ability guarantees the efficient use of all investments.


Become a member of the AMANDLA movement and invest in the future of young people.

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For German and international donations:
Account holder: AMANDLA EduFootball e.V. |
Account number: 8896700 |
BLZ: 70020500 |
Bank: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft München |
IBAN: DE20700205000008896700 |

Only for South African donations:
Account holder: AMANDLA EduFootball e.V. |
Account number: 1009 934 945 |
Bank: Nedbank Cape Town |
BLZ: 100909 | SWIFT Code: NEDSZAJJ
Branch: Cape Town |
Adresse: 85 St. Georges Mall, Cape Town, 8001 |
Type of account: Nedbank Current Account

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Join our mission and help us build more Safe-Hubs! You can either finance your own facility entirely, or contribute in a cooperative approach. We can develop a package unique to your invest capacity that provides substantial return on investment, and enables you to become a catalyst for social change.

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AMANDLA EduFootball e.V. is recognized as a not-for-profit association (Tax ID 156/107/10724) in the Federal Republic of Germany and AMANDLA EduFootball South Africa is recognized as a Non-Profit-Organisation in the Republic of South Africa. (Non-Profit Organisation Registration Number: 077-589; Public Benefit Organisation Number: 930033246; Income Tax Number: 9043520221). As a result of such designations, donations to AMANDLA EduFootball e.V. or AMANDLA EduFootball South Africa are respectively tax-exempt under German, European and South African law.


Oliver Kahn Foundation
Oliver Kahn Foundation +info
June 2012 marked the start of an exciting long-term cooperation with the objective of developing a coaching curriculum that integrates the “You can do it!”- programme of the Oliver Kahn Foundation with the
programme of AMANDLA. The second phase of the partnership is the combined effort to establish five further Safe-Hubs worldwide by 2020. Oliver Kahn, former goalkeeper and captain of the German national team, is involved with his foundation in the support of young people. Oliver Kahn: „Football connects people and creates a lot of positive emotions and energy. AMANDLA EduFootball uses this energy successfully to impart education, social competencies and leadership qualities and to give disadvantaged children and young people the chance of a full and meaningful life” Oliver Kahn Foundation


Advanced ARTEC Media GmbH
Advanced ARTEC Media GmbH +info
Advanced ARTEC Media GmbH has supported AMANDLA for many years by printing information brochures and education materials for free.
Advanced ARTEC Media
Afrihost +info
Afrihost is supporting AMANDLA through free internet services.
Bavaria – Western Cape Network
Bavaria – Western Cape Network +info
AMANDLA is a member of the ‘Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development‘ as well as of the One World Network Bayern e.V., which together foster and coordinate bilateral civil society
cooperating between the Free State of Bayern and Western Cape Province. Bavaria – Western Cape Network
Benz & Ziegler
Benz & Ziegler +info
We as Benz & Ziegler support AMANDLA with the Safe-Hubs' conceptual design and assist in developing a clear brand communication through a consistent design language.
We are pleased to be part of the AMANDLA journey! Benz & Ziegler
Beyond Sport Foundation
Beyond Sport Foundation +info
AMANDLA had already been nominated several times for the internationally renowned Beyond Sport Award before it was recognised as the best project worldwide in the category “Sport for
Conflict Resolution” in 2012. During the awards ceremony AMANDLA received a support package consisting of PwC consultations and financial means. Beyond Sport Foundation
Bild hilft e.V. „Ein Herz für Kinder“
Bild hilft e.V. „Ein Herz für Kinder“ +info
A Heart for Children supported AMANDLA in the construction of the second Safe Hubs in Gugulethu-Manenberg. The Oliver Kahn Education Centre couldn’t have been realised without the funding provided by
A Heart for Children Bild hilft e.V. „Ein Herz für Kinder“
cebesoft GmbH
cebesoft GmbH +info
cebesoft GmbH specialises in the analysis, design and development of web applications and web portals. Cebesoft performs technical support for AMANDLA’s website and email, newsletter and IT
systems. cebesoft GmbH
CTC Ten Foundation
CTC Ten Foundation +info
The CTC Ten Foundation was founded in 2007 in memory of Chris Campbell with the objective to erect an artificial pitch in the township of Khayelitsha. With the help of Franklin & Marshall University in the USA and
various other sponsors, CTC Ten raised the necessary funds to build the Chris Campbell Memorial Field, the first Safe-Hub, in collaboration with AMANDLA. CTC Ten has been a supporter of the AMANDLA program since 2007. CTC Ten Foundation
Dr. C. Schulze Sport Physician
Dr. C. Schulze Sport Physician +info
Dr. Christian Schulze has supported AMANDLA every year since 2010 with his fund raising campaign “Dr. Schulze doubled“ in his surgery for general and sports medicine. Additionally, Dr. Schulze
regularly hosts advanced training for sports medicine for AMANDLA coaches in Cape Town. Dr. C. Schulze Sport Physician
EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation
EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation +info
EMpower is a foundation that connects the worldwide expertise from emerging countries with the vital resources of local social initiatives from developing countries. EMpower connects the community of
emerging countries with local organisations and puts financial and technical resources at their disposal so that disadvantaged young people can lead healthy and creative lives. AMANDLA has been supported by EMpower since 2010 and has been able to develop significant additional capacity thanks to the close cooperation with the foundation. EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation
FIFA – Football for Hope
FIFA – Football for Hope +info
In 2005 FIFA and streetfootballworld, under the umbrella of Football for Hope, began to bring football projects across the world together to support them directly and to provide greater visibility. These unique
global movements support (with the help of football) a sustainable social development.Football for Hope does not see itself as a partner but a “supporter” and supports AMANDLA since 2010. FIFA – Football for Hope
GIZ +info
As a service provider, the Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) supports the German government in achieving its goals in regards to international cooperation. AMANDLA has worked several times with GIZ
and supported it in the implementation of its Youth Development through Football programme in Western Cape, South Africa. GIZ
International Committee of the Red Cross
International Committee of the Red Cross +info
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) identified AMANDLA as an implementation and research partner in establishing a best practise model for violence prevention and reduction. The
ICRC supports AEF in achieving its aims and carried out a three-year study to measure the impact of the project on the target group. International Committee of the Red Cross
MOKOM 01 +info
Thanks to the cooperation with MOKOM 01 over the course of many years AMANDLA can draw on extremely valuable graphically designed teaching books, training sessions and information. Furthermore MOKOM 01
is responsible for the development and realisation of the AMANDLA website. MOKOM 01
Philipp Lahm Foundation
Philipp Lahm Foundation +info
The Philipp Lahm Foundation, set up by the captain of the German national team and FC Bayern Munich has supported various “Sport for Education” projects in Germany and South Africa since 2007.
AMANDLA took over the local management of the “Shongi Soccer” project in the south of Johannesburg. From 2011 to the end of 2013 AMANDLA implemented its football holistic education programmes. Philipp Lahm: AMANDLA EduFootball helped the Philipp Lahm Foundation project “Shongi Soccer” make huge strides forward. The holistic football programme caters for over 300 children from townships and our football pitches have taken on an increasingly important role in the lives of communities plagued by poverty in Soul City and Tudor Shaft. Philipp Lahm Foundation
Rotary International
Rotary International +info
The Rotary Clubs that make up the “Inn Valley Alliance” (RC Kufstein, RC Rosenheim, RC Rosenheim-Innstadt, RC Wasserburg) have been making valuable contributions to the implementation and further
development of the AMANDLA programme as far back as 2011. We are all the more thankful that these clubs, together with the South African “RC on the Cape” and the international Rotary Foundation, also continue to support us so generously. Through their help AMANDLA can provide home-working supervision for socially deprived children in Cape Town. Rotary International
Sternstunden e.V.
Sternstunden e.V. +info
For the past 20 years Sternstunden has supported the care of ill, disabled and endangered children - in Bayern, Germany and worldwide. The friend’s association reacts swiftly where there are emergencies
and does not suffer from bureaucracy. Thanks to the unbroken helpfulness of so many people Sternstunden has since its inception been able to support more than 2,400 children’s aid projects with a total funding amount of 171 million Euros. Sternstunden supported the construction of the second Safe-Hub in Gugulethu- Manenberg in 2014. Sternstunden e.V.
Streetfootballworld +info
streetfootballworld was created to connect and strengthen charitable football initiatives worldwide. With over 100 members across the world,streetfootballworld offers a platform to exchange and learn from one
another. By bringing different projects together streetfootballworld makes a valuable contribution to increasing efficiency in the social sector worldwide. AMANDLA has been a proud member of streetfootballworld since 2010. Streetfootballworld
Trigon Development Agency
Trigon Development Agency +info
Trigon Development Agency accompanies AMANDLA EduFootball in areas of organisational development and strategic direction. Harald Jäckel, co-founder of Trigon Munich, supports the management
team from AMANDLA with regular workshops. Furthermore AMANDLA share office space with Trigon in Munich. Trigon Development Agency
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town +info
AMANDLA has established a research partnership with the University of Cape Town and contributes to its ‘Safety and Violence Initiative’ (SaVI). The objective of the initiative is to evaluate the long-term effects
of the AMANDLA programme. In addition SaVI advises on the methods and tools for impact assessment. University of Cape Town
University of the Western Cape
University of the Western Cape +info
The ‘Interdisciplinary Centre for Excellence on Sport Science and Development’ (ICESSD) at the University of the Western Cape has worked with AMANDLA since 2010 and advises AMANDLA on topics of
monitoring and evaluation as well as quality assurance and accreditation of the program. University of the Western Cape
UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace
UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace +info
The United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), which is based in Geneva and provides support through its branch in New York, advises the UN General Secretary in the areas of Sport
for development needs and peace.The UNOSDP identified the AMANDLA programme as “best practice” model after multiple examinations by Wilfied Lemke, the special advisor to the UN General Secretary in the areas of sport and development. In addition AMANDLA youth leaders regularly take part in international Youth Leadership Camps organised by UNOSDP. UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace


Internship Berlin


AMANDLA is looking to recruit an Intern to assist the management in the office in Berlin in the areas of programme development, public relations, fundraising and grant administration.

Fair Play Football Programme Manager


AMANDLA EduFootball seeks to appoint a Programme Manager to manage all aspects of the Fair Play Football Programme at its Safe-Hub based in Diepsloot.

Finance Manager


AMANDLA EduFootball seeks to appoint a full-time Finance Manager at the AMANDLA offices in Cape Town.

Head of Facility


AMANDLA EduFootball seeks to appoint two managers as "Head of Facility" - one at the Safe-Hub in Diepsloot (Gauteng) and one located in Khayelitsha (Western Cape).

Youth Leadership Programme Manager


AMANDLA EduFootball seeks to appoint a Programme Manager to manage all aspects of the Youth Leadership Programme at its Safe-Hub based in Diepsloot.


17.05.16: Safe-Hub Opening

May 2016: Opening Event of the Oliver Kahn Safe-Hub in Cape Town...

18.12.15: Safe-Hub in Berlin

Concrete plans for Safe-Hub in Germany...

06.11.15: Safe-Hub in Diepsloot

The third Safe-Hub is evolving...

17.06.15: Award

Florian Zech, Founder of AMANDLA EduFootball, Receives the Medal of the Order of Merit

10.06.15: new Partnership

SAFA Development Agency and AMANDLA EduFootball launch Partnership in developing SAFA Safe-Hubs

20.11.14: New Website!

With the generous support of MOKOM 01 we have developed a new website that we are extremely proud of. It includes up to date information on our project work and explains what we do, why we do it, and how we do it..

27.09.14: 24h Event!

On September 27th/28th we hosted our annual 24-hour Fair Play Football Event. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the high levels of youth violence in Khayelitsha and to celebrate the success of innovative violence prevention initiatives...

10.05.14: Opening!

It is with great pride and excitement that we announce the opening of AMANDLA’s second Safe-Hub...

06.08.12: Beyond Sport Award

The winners of the Beyond Sport Awards 2012 were revealed in London on Wednesday 25th July during the annual Beyond Sport Summit with AMANDLA EduFootball receiving the ‘Sport for Conflict Resolution Award’.

12.06.12: Oliver Kahn

AMANDLA EduFootball e.V. and Oliver Kahn Foundation partner up to develop innovative new coaching curriculum

30.03.12: New Project „Lahm“

New project of Amandla EduFootball and the Philipp Lahm-Foundation

05.07.11: Obama

The Non-Profit Organisation AMANDLA EduFootball (AMANDLA) was honoured by the visit of the US First Lady Michelle Obama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu to show their support for the work of the organisation at Cape Town Stadium.



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AMANDLA uses the power of football combined with holistic education to empower young people and to change lives. As a catalyst, AMANDLA Safe-Hubs serve as safe, educational, youth friendly centres in communities characterised by poverty, unemployment and inequality.

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