Rushaad Grootboom / 2009 South African HWC Keeper “Laduma”

October 12th, 2010

From Us With Love has recently coordinated efforts with Edge Of Africa, a volunteer based organization in Knysna and independent private school Oakhill, in assisting Rushaad Grootboom, a past Homeless World Cup Street Soccer player in a coaching program.

The program at Oakhill School involved Rushaad completing a two week course in coaching and assisting with various sports for the students of various grades.  Part of the program was also going to the local community school Rondevlei to assist with the children there.

Oakhill Staff provided the children with shoes, which Rushaad helped with and in turn gave back to the kids there.  This program is the beginning of assisting this past player with the means, support and help to function in the work place.  Our goal is to get him certified as a coach and find a post at a local school whereby he can assist with coaching the children with their soccer, as well as set up his own coaching clinic within the community as a way of giving back.

We are extremely proud of his achievements thus far and his enthusiasm and commitment to the program.  We would like to continue to support this young man going forward, help him to achieve his goals and become successful in his future.

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