FOOTBALL KIT DONATION
ABOUT Whizzkids United
Whizzkids was developed in response to the staggering high numbers of HIV infection amongst youth in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The HIV prevalence rate in KwaZulu-Natal is estimated at 16.5%, with ante-natal clinics in some areas reporting prevalence rates above 60%, making this province the epicentre of the HIV/AIDS crisis both nationally and globally.
WhizzKids experience working with youth, enabled them to realise that kids learn and respond best when they are motivated and when the method of learning is appropriate, dynamic, goal orientated and delivered in a language that kids speak and understand. This is where the KiTs for the World football kit donation helps to motivate youngsters to take part in programs that can change their life.
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Football for hope centre
The Whizzkids United football kits donation was one of our first football kit donation destinations to a football for hope World Cup legacy initiative. Kits for the World provided football kits to be used by the hope centre to help aid and engage the youth of the district to take part in the life changing programs Whizzkids United run.
Whizzkids Vision…to deliver excellence in HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment, and support to youth worldwide through the medium of football.
Providing a sustainable, integrated and comprehensive youth health service. Ensuring an environment that nurtures healthy, motivated, confident youth who promote gender equality amongst all. Designing services in partnership with the youth. Providing quality training, technical expertise, and continual evaluation in pursuit of excellence.
The goal of Kits for the World
Was to find out the target age group of the participants at the Whizzkids programs to supply full kits including football boots.
We believe in the power of football and something as little as a football kit can have an impact and helping NGO’s offset the cost.
We believe that through football and being part of a team. A kit can help soften perceptions and misconceptions when combined quality education and support.
Which is what Whizzkids offer at-risk adolescents, with health education, life skills development, and gender equality support.
Sustainable Development Goals
Whizzkids are aligned with three priority Sustainable Development Goals – 3: Good Health & Wellbeing, 4: Quality Education and 5: Gender Equality.
One kit can change a life!
” WHEN A FOOTBALL KIT IS GIVEN TO A CHILD/ YOUNG ADULT, WHO LOVES THE GAME WITH A PASSION THE RIPPLE EFFECT OF THAT AND THE POWER FOOTBALL HAS TO INSPIRE IS A POWERFUL COMBINATION.
HOWEVER WHEN EDUCATION AND SOCIAL INCLUSION IS PUT INTO THE MIX THE COMBINATION BECOMES WORLD CHANGING. THE WORK OF KITS FOR THE WORLD PLAYS A SMALL PART …ACTING AS A LINK IN THE CHAIN OF DEVELOPMENT THROUGH FOOTBALL.
THE REAL WORK TAKES PLACE WITH THE DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN THAT WORK FOR THE CHARITIES WE SUPPORT WITH KIT DONATIONS. IT IS THERE WHERE THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK HAPPENS. WHEN A CHILD/YOUNG ADULT RECEIVES A FOOTBALL KIT DONATION IT HELPS TO KEEP THE MOTIVATIONAL FIRE ALIGHT AND PROVIDES THE CATALYST FOR CHANGE“.
Kits for the World sdg 13 Commitment to offset a kit donation
Wherever trees are established, wildlife and other plants are sure to follow, ensuring a healthier ecosystem. Trees provide shelter and food for a variety of birds and small animals. Attracting pollinators which in turn help with vegetable and plant growth used not just for food but also for medicines.
Trees are sometimes called the lungs of the Earth because they absorb pollutants through their leaves. Trees improve water quality, and reduce flooding and erosion.
Trees temper climate. Trees lower air temperatures and humidity; they can also influence wind speed. Evaporation of water from trees, or transpiration, has a cooling effect.
Kits for the World
Kits for the World is committed to help fighting the issue of climate change. To this end not only do we reuse and recycle football kits. We also look for the most sustainable way to transport football kits to our partner projects.
To offset this transaction we also are also looking to partner with charities that can help re-green planting trees and forests which play a crucial role in combating climate change and loss of biodiversity.
Kits for the world are also looking to partner with companies of electric vans to help assist in local collections of kit donations.