Saturday, February 26, 2011

Presentation of the Blitz Board

The time has come to let the readers of this blog learn to know the eight members that were elected to the new Blitz Academy board.
We start with one of the veterans:
Tshepiso Masenamela - 28 years old
Member of Blitz Academy of Sports
Education Officer on the Blitz Board
I'm currently employed by the Department of Sport, Arts and
Recreation (provincial government. My position is sports development
At Blitz
I'm responsible for educating leaders on how to plan, conduct and introduce Blitz way of training.
Programs that we have are Soweto football festival, kick-off, school program
The Aim of this
Is to make sure that kids are educated through sports and it is ideal that
they will be using in future to teach other generation to come.
I will not have had a job if I didn't get the Swedish Sports education through Blitz. So this is the stage were I can plough back to the community.
Is to see the community at large been educated about social ills, to handle pressure, teaching about Hiv/Aids through sports and taking care of the Disabled people.
To decrease the level of illiteracy through sports and other ways of education.
To see Soweto take part in Blitz activities. Having our (Blitz) own building where kids will be leaving and learn sport.
In education we can talk to Universities to sponsor top athletes to pursue their dream of
education there.
To see Elder residence being trained and made to be active.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kids playing with balls

For this week some kids are learning volleyball. Here you see how they learn how to hold their hands when making the bagger.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy sporting kids

The third day of the school program and the kids really seem to enjoy it. Handball the sport of the day for these guys.
A shoot out is going on in the basket field.

Paseka is using the rugby ball for fun games and the kids goes extatic.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Going to play

Kids from Lumelang primary school waiting for the Rugbyto start today, Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The schoolprogram is there

Victor and Paseka had a rugby session with kids from Lumelang primary school.
Warm up at the basketball session.
Madichaba and Tshepiso lead the soccer practise.

Yesterday (Tuesday) the schoolprogram started again.
Kids and leaders were so happy with trying different sporting codes.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Goalkeeper session

The swed, Victor, leads a goalkeeping session at molatsane sport center. The goalkeepers are improving there skills and seems to really enjoy the day.

Schools invitations

All the paperwork needs to be in place. The schools have been positive and the School Program will continue.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Inviting kids for the schoolprogram

Karin and Victor have today, together with Wire who is behind the camera, been in schools preparing the school program that will start next week.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Swedish visitors at Blitz Academy

Karin and Victor Öhrvall has come from Sweden to work with Wire for a month.
To help out in the office, to be inspired and inspire.
"So far its been really great, Victor says. It´s great to see the passion and the clear aim to help kids to stay of the streets and give them meaning and rolemodels through sports".
Victor is a former IF Väster-player, who is now goalkeeper and chairman in FC Fiskebäck (also in Gothenburg).
Victor has also already had some goalkeeper educations and will continue with that.
In this photo the Öhrvall-couple is outside the Blitz-office in Entokozweni.
They are right now, together with Wire, planning a women leadership project/program.
The ideas are becoming reality.
Hopefully we will see the starting camp with 20 women in April.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Board in Blitz Academy

At the yearly meeting in January a new board was elected for Blitz Academy.
They are, as seen in this photo, from left to right with their responsibilities in the board:
Front row:
Zinthathu Steen Modlankomo - Sponsorship/fund raiser
Madichaba Moeketsi - Social Cohesion
Tshepiso Masenamela - Education
Aretha Wire Tshabalala – office manager
Thabiso Masilo - Chairperson
Jimmy Mokoena - Public Relation Officer
Mantombi Siphelo - Events Organizer
Mpho Stapia Mokoena - General Secretary
The coming weeks we will present them, one by one.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A new year with Blitz Academy

Thabiso Masilo, chairman of Blitz Academy, and Kent Karlsson,
chairman of IF Väster, sign the new agreement for 2011.

Blitz Academy in Soweto and IF Väster in Gothenburg, Sweden, have been co-operating for five years.
While Blitz after six years i still a new organisation, IF Väster has experience since 1973 of taking care of kids through sports.
We started the sixth year of co-operation in January in Soweto with a course in how to run a club.
There was a mixture of new and old faces among the participants.
Among the new ones were IF Väster´s chairman Kent Karlsson and Marita Schwartz, also from Sweden, that visited South Africa for the first time.
During this year we are working for the growth of Blitz as an important player in the society of Soweto.

Blitz-member Xola Siyaya talks about the importance of talking to kids
about how to prevent themselves from getting hiv.

Jimmy Mokoena presents the work of his group.
Marita Schwartz talks about planning, aims, goals and evaluation.
Kent Karlsson talks about how IF Väster is organised.
Blitz office-manager Wire (Aretha Tshabalala) informs about how
Blitz is working now and how she hopes that Blitz will develop.

Work from another group is presented.
Concentration while working in groups.
Kent Karlsson likes the Blitz-office.
Two chairpersons: Kent Karlsson, IF Väster, and Thabiso Masilo, Blitz Academy.