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Children of the Dawn

Children of the Dawn is a public benefit organisation caring for over 850 orphaned and vulnerable children in rural South Africa.

Through its continuous care programme, Children of the Dawn aims to build self-reliant, healthy and active citizens of South Africa. As part of the care package, the programme uses sport to engage, motivate, teach and create fun for the children. 

Children of the Dawn is a firm believer in using sport as a tool for social development and has been using five different sports to create crucial experiential learning opportunities for beneficiaries: street soccer, extreme sports, hiking, rope-skipping and frontball. The sponsorship programme is run on the ground by eight dedicated teams. Eighty percent of the sponsored children are orphans or living with an HIV- positive parent.