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Great Commission United

Great Commission United (GCU) is a football and basketball project that aims to keep young people from Heideveld and surrounding areas on the Cape Flats away from gangs and crime and plugged into positive influences and aspirations.

GCU recognises that the reversal of gang culture and poverty begins at grassroots level. The project strives to enrich the children’s life experiences through soccer and basketball, and to ignite a desire of wanting more from their lives.
 
Young people are collected from all over the community and brought to Woodlands Primary School to engage in life skills lessons with a team of volunteers. After these sessions, they move to the field for drills and exercises before playing in matches. GCU believes that if youth can play together, they can live together and respect and appreciate each other. As the children get older, they are given opportunities to become coaches, referees, leaders and role models in their own right, gaining new responsibilities and experiences through the programme.