97 new drugs and vaccines in development for HIV/AIDS treatment, finds report

December 26, 2015

The centre in Khayelitsha has been built in an area once notorious for crime and violence as part of an initiative to breathe new life into the community. It provides rooms for public health services and informal education, office space, common space for community gatherings and a football turf pitch.

"We are hoping that this initiative will have a positive influence in our society and enhance our efforts to build a better future for our young people. For us it was always important that this FIFA World Cup would touch the lives of ordinary people, and this campaign is a great example," explained Nematandani.

Each of the 20 centres will be run by an existing community organisation. The Football for Hope Centre in Khayelitsha will be managed by Grassroot Soccer, a South African-based non-profit organisation that uses football to educate young people about HIV and AIDS and empower them with the knowledge to live HIV-free. "This was more like a crime spot, but now it is more like an activity spot where people come to enjoy themselves," said Zamayedwa Sogayise, chairperson of the Khayelitsha Development Forum.

SOURCE FIFA