Mandela DayOn July 18th Grassroot Soccer honored Mandela Day, an international day held on Nelson Mandela’s birthday to honor the legacy of South Africa’s former President, and his values, through volunteering and community service. With many activities going on throughout the GRS world, here’s a sample of the action from one of our sites: Khayelitsha, South Africa.

Grassroot Soccer teams up with international delegates from the World Congress of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology to paint a local nursery school (Sakhisizwe Educare Centre) for 67 minutes of service in honor or Nelson Mandela:
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Grassroot Soccer and The Community Organization Resource Centre (CORC) put their heads together and discuss creative ways to help South Africa’s youth take meaningful steps to a healthy and independent future. CORC supports a number of community organizations and takes a pragmatic approach to creating sustainable and self-reliant communities:CORC
RV United pilots the latest version of Ragball International, an income generation project in which young people produce handmade soccer balls from recycled material in exchange for a fair wage and entrepreneurial training:rv united ragball
Post submitted by Chris Barba.