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Through the power of football our services empower and educate youth to be healthy, happy and secure - able to determine their own future.
HealthAdolescent health has always been central to our work. We have many years of experience in delivering sexual and reproductive health services including HIV prevention, care, treatment and support.
EmpowermentEmpowering young people and nurturing talent builds the foundation of a society for a brighter future. We make sure that we equip youth with the skills they need to determine their own destiny.
EducationEducation is the best tool in the box to fight poverty, crime and other social ills. Our youth enjoy a wide range of activities, many of which use elements of football as the building blocks towards a successful future.
Monitoring and EvaluationThrough Monitoring and Evaluation we make sure our work always achieves the impact we want it to have. There is no gambling with the lives of young people.
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Our Impact

45,000 Youth graduated from 'On the Ball'
Since the introduction of the 'On the Ball' Life Skills programme, over 45,000 boys and girls have successfully graduated from the programme across South Africa. The results are remarkable and often show an immense impact on the kids' behaviour and attitude towards healthy living.
10,000 Youth registered at the Health Academy
Our Health Academy in Edendale (Pietermaritzburg) has over 10,000 boys and girls registered who receive vital services from us. All these services are delivered in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health and of course are free of charge.
17,123 Services delivered in 2014
Last year alone we delivered over 17,000 services to the youth who attend the Health Academy, including HIV counselling and testing, TB screening, pregnancy tests, family planning, as well as educational and recreational activities.

In the News

WKU hosts Charlize Theron and global media
On 17 July WhizzKids United hosted a number of international, national and local media representatives at our Health Academy ahead of the start of the International AIDS Conference in Durban this month.The media visit was organised together with our long-term partner CTAOP and their patron Charlize Theron. We used the day to give the journalists first-hand information about WhizzKids United as a benchmark for adolescent health care in Africa and to experience our work through active participation.
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How you can help

Think our work is helpful? Then come on board! Help us make our impact even greater. There are plenty of great opportunities to support WhizzKids United. Click on the links below to find out more.


Oxfam Case StudyOxfam Australia has published a case study report on our programme in Edendale, which highlights the impact of our work on the community, the youth in particular. Download the full report on the Oxfam website.

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