Egolisquash, an outreach project of Central Gauteng Squash, was established in 2009 in South Africa to focus on an intensive and long-term programme incorporating squash, fitness, tutoring, community service and mentoring to change children’s lives for the better.
Squash is a platform used to address youth and issues affecting them and their communities as well as to revive the spirit of Ubuntu among youth. The focus is to build the future strength of the black squash-playing community in South Africa as well as the general popularity of junior squash.
Egolisquash programme uses the platform of sport as a catalyst to positively influence and empower learners to see opportunities outside of the cycle of poverty and crime in their communities. It uses the empowering and uniting characteristics of squash to “revive the spirit of Ubuntu” among youth between ages 8 and 19 to realize their full academic, athletic and personal potential and affect social change.