Cape Town cycling club becomes latest Laureus-supported project
The Hout Bay Cycling Club (HBCC) in Cape Town has become the latest Laureus-supported project.
HBCC aims to offer a viable alternative to young people that not only assists them in setting goals in life, but also teaches them specific life skills and disciplines.
But when it comes to sport, the objectives of the project are to establish and maintain a club to encourage young people in Hout Bay to enjoy the benefits of cycling, with particular focus on those living in the disadvantaged communities of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg. The work of the Club is much needed in these informal communities where drugs and gangsterism are rife.
There are currently 20 riders in the club, 19 of whom are youths from Imizamo Yethu.
Hout Bay is the 16th project which Laureus South Africa supports. The others are PeacePlayers International, Lungisani – Indlela, Indigo Youth Movement, Great Commission United, Grassroot Soccer, Vuka, Buffalo City Soccer School, Poloafrica, Sport For All, Little Champs, Johannesburg Cubs, Fight With Insight, Soweto Schools Rugby Programme, Waves For Change and Makomba – Ndlela Youth Movement