Sports Volunteering at Ukhanyo Primary School in Masiphumelele

Check it out guys! In action at a Physical Education (PE) session with a lively group of grade 2 Ukhanyo Primary School students last Friday. I’ve started volunteering with MasiCorp at Ukhanyo, assisting head coach Nceba Jonas with PE classes.

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Despite wonderful progress over the years, sports development at Ukhanyo remains a significant challenge, particularly in terms of spaces and staffing. Coach Nceba has been running PE classes for the entire student body (1 700) by himself, with little outside help. Most of the teachers are not trained to be coaches and lack knowledge and experience in sports. There is such incredible potential among the students, especially in netball, soccer and athletics, with the girls netball teams being hugely successful in the southern peninsula area. They’ve also won awards for their performances.


MasiCorp is continuing its excellent relationship with Ukhanyo and operating projects to upgrade sporting facilities and coaching resources (staffing and equipment) at the only primary school in Masiphumelele. Its community sport initiatives offer children the chance to stay fit and strong, play sports, have fun, learn discipline and teamwork and feel more confident and determined as human beings.

Check out this link for more about MasiCorp’s awesome sports development projects!

My goal is to contribute through volunteering and assisting with fundraising for MasiCorp’s sports projects with a climb to Mt. Mafadi (the highest peak in South Africa) in October this year and weekly social events, including beach cricket, hiking, talks, live music and documentary screenings in Muizenberg and the surrounding suburbs.


Please support my efforts by donating (details in my blog’s menu) and coming along to my fundraising events! Thanks so much everyone!!



Hi, I'm Matthew! I currently live in Santiago, Chile. I've hitchhiked and climbed peaks in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, India and Nepal, studied cultural anthropology in Cape Town, practiced as a Hindu monk, taught English to students from around the world, volunteered for education and sports NGOs and worked as a cross-cultural field instructor. Adventures at the World's Edge combines my passions for adventure, travel, humanitarianism, anthropology and writing. My projects focus on fundraising initiatives through community collaboration and adventure challenges. Writings on my shoestring travels and anthropological interests are also included as fuel for motivation for aspiring journeyers and curious wanderers on this globe. It is my sincere hope that I might be able to inspire others to follow the beat of their own hearts and have the courage to make a difference in the world. Adventure...Awareness...Aliveness

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