Even though the meaning has been lost over the years, the South African townships keep looking dismal, lived mainly by black people. Kayamandi, located just outside Stellenbosch, is the second oldest township in South Africa and has quite a fascinating history: its development happened over the course of decades to cope with the living needs of workers coming from Eastern Cape.
With time, a nice community has risen, united and warm. Still, poverty is a major issue in the area and children are especially affected by it.
Visiting Kayamandi, you come across the Ikhaya primary school. Its principal Thulani Nofemele has a big passion and humanity.
The school has become a reference point and serves more than 2000 kids.
The project of the Tennis World Foundation focused on a group of 250 children from the third grade.
Pinkie Yoliswa is in charge of sports training and she firmly believes that sport is essential when it comes to education. In the school, there’s also a tennis court, now abandoned, which needs some intervention to be ready for use again.
Tennis World Foundation identified important possibilities within this school and would like to intervene having in mind two clear goals: offer their development program for children and fix the tennis court.