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Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation

Sail Africa Youth Development Foundation was established in 2007 and is the development project of Sail Africa. The overall objective of the Foundation is the expose youth to the sport of sailing as well as to careers in nautical sciences and the maritime industry.

The Foundation has forged strategic partnerships with the KZN Department of Education to identify and attract urban and rural schools to the programme as well as aligning their training programmes to support curriculum around nautical sciences and maritime studies.

Approximately 80 learners per term are engaged on the development programme with all learners afforded the opportunity to participate in national and international events. Youth that have mastered the basics of sailing are then passed onto yachting clubs, where they are supported in high performance training. Several youngsters from the Foundation have gone on the represent South Africa in world events.

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National Archery in Schools Development Programme

National Archery in Schools Programme (NASP) uses the sport of archery to uplift the youth and promote participation in responsible outdoor activities while developing life-long skills.

NASP is the development project of 3DI Target Africa which is affiliated to the Federation of Archery in SA. NASP introduces the sport of archery, facilitates and implements archery programmes, facilitates training and participation in competitions, develops infrastructure needed for the sport and identifies and trains coaches.

One of the development programme archers is one of the top 16 archers in South Africa and was part of the NASP-SA national team that competed in the Africa and World Championships in 2015.

NASP was the first runner up for the Jack Cheetham prize in 2012.

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CODAH Cycling Club

CODAH Cycling Club is a project of the Children of Destiny at Home (CODAH). CODAH is an NPO operating in Hammersdale, KZN and was established in 2007. CODAH provides support to orphans and vulnerable children living in impoverished environments through an outreach programme which includes a feeding scheme, life skills training, sports and basic skills development. The programme reaches approximately 900 children, with almost 300 of them being orphans

CODAH recognised the need for sport for the children and established a development cycling club in 2014. Supported by KZN Cycling, the club engages boys and girls between the ages of 3 – 20 and to date they have 300 children in the programme.

There are currently 40 participants that receive high-performance training, supported by KZN Cycling.