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,Strong girls

Safe communities

“We could see how the children like it, they were anxious to attend and you could see that they were happy to be a part of the Boxgirls.(...)They also come on Saturdays, they will come and they will help one another. They love it. (…)

I will recommend Boxgirls to any school.” 

Nicolina Makele,

Teacher at Isikhokelo Primary School

“When I was growing up I did not have a big sister but I want to be that big sister now and give young women some strength.” 

Andiswa Madikane

"We have been impressed by Boxgirls South Africa’s professionalism and excellent relationships in the community. They are active in our community sharing their expertise and advocating for girls’ rights. We support their efforts to help more youth in our community to create a safer Khayelitsha. We will continue to support their work in the future.”

Andreas Gensicke,
Mayoral Urban Regeneration Program (MURP)

“Throwing punches has changed her life for the good”

“Medikane began boxing when she was 12 and soon competed professionally. At the hall, she now guides younger girls on how to box as part of the Boxgirls International training programme, launched in Cape Town in 2009 by executive director Heather Cameron. For Medikane, throwing punches has changed her life for the good.“


“It was way beyond what I ever expected”

“In an extraordinary display of positivity I saw how much Sport Relief projects help build women's confidence. It was way beyond what I ever expected. These women have been through so much, yet they have more positivity than I have seen in years.“

The Huffington Post

“Immense contribution to the development and empowerment of young girls”

"It has been a true pleasure to obtain personal insight into the activities of Boxgirls implemented on the ground during my visit to the Boxgirls Math Club in Khayelitsha. I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your work and I would like to congratulate you for your immense contribution to the development and empowerment of young girls and women in the disadvantaged communities of South Africa through the use of sport."

Wilfried Lemke, UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Sports for Development and Peace (UNOSDP)

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