Sport is a great uniform of life - it takes us out of our everyday existence, brings us all together on a "level playing field" and shows us the opportunities we can mould for ourselves through application.
The IC’s first charitable development programme was co-organized in Burundi by the IC of Luxembourg in 2009 with Sport Sans Frontières and the ITF. The IC Philanthropy committee is currently supporting 10 socially uplifting programmes. Each programme is administered by one of the IC member countries. Please click here to find out more.
Our activities are in line with the modern IC’s Mission Statement which includes : “promoting the growth of tennis by, among other things, encouraging participation of the young and the less advantaged”. Our projects in Vosloorus (near Johannesburg) and Kenton-on-Sea (near Port Elizabeth) provide the IC SA with perfect opportunities to put something back into the game which has given us so much.
Involvement in a programme such as this allows them to make new friends, learn how to follow rules, achieve personal goals, improve their self-esteem and stay off the streets.
We hope that for some this opportunity could be life-changing!
Click on the below links for the updates:
Vosloorus Report May 2011
Vosloorus Report October 2011
Vosloorus Report May 2012
Vosloorus Report October 2012
Children from the Vosloorus Development Programme with teachers and Leonie and Doug
Teachers and children from the Vosloorus Development Programme
Unloading the new equipment
Development players at the IC Africa Junior Challenge Sept 2011