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Mission and Values


TSC Sports Academy Mwanza is a community run programme that supports local players and football development, and aims to give players the skills and training to stay off the street.

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Mission and Values


TSC Sports Academy Mwanza is a community run programme that supports local players and football development, and aims to give players the skills and training to stay off the street.

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We play for Children’s Rights

We want all our players to be footballers rather than street children.

At the TSC we aim to give the opportunity to street, vulnerable and other local children to play in the same team and be recognised as football players - giving them the opportunity to support each other as part of their team. We also campaign for street children’s rights and a change in perception for these children through high profile campaigns (such as the Street Child World Cup) and longer term, grass roots initiatives such as Street Skillz.

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Street Skillz


Building confidence and community through the unifying activity of football. CSF has shown that football is a great way to get access to the vulnerable children on the street and is an important gateway to developing meaningful relationships with street children.

Street Skillz


Building confidence and community through the unifying activity of football. CSF has shown that football is a great way to get access to the vulnerable children on the street and is an important gateway to developing meaningful relationships with street children.

 

Street Skillz


The Cheka Sana Foundation Street Skillz is also part of the Tanzanian Street Child Sports Academy (TSC) and is a fantastic way to get the children away from their day-to-day activities, enabling us to develop RELATIONSHIPS that can ultimately get them off the street.

We run two training sessions per week in downtown Mwanza, which are always well attended. The children who turn up are given boots to wear and full strip, and they instantly transform to engaged rising football stars. Most importantly, these sessions bring a great sense of cohesion to the street child community, ensuring that individuals know that they are not alone. Crucially, it also gives our street social workers a very unique opportunity to advise, educate and where needed intervene to help a child's situation.

The aspirational aspect of these get-togethers is also very real, talented players are highlighted and receive professional training, in part developed in conjunction with QPR in the UK.

These individuals can then begin to see a life away from the streets, born out by real TSC mentors who themselves once lived on the street. As with so much of our social work interventions, it is the ability of the individual to envisage a different future that can be the catalyst for meaningful change.


 
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Ongoing Support


As the relationship develops with the children through sport, it is crucial that we continue to support them as their talents develop. This also gives the individual a view of what their future could be...

Ongoing Support


As the relationship develops with the children through sport, it is crucial that we continue to support them as their talents develop. This also gives the individual a view of what their future could be...

 

Ongoing Support


We aim to provide directed support for our players where possible. We support with daladala (transport) money, support at school and support at home where appropriate.

Where possible, we support our players to ensure the situations they experience do not lead them to end up relying on the street.

We give those who need it in our under 20 team and girls team daladala (transport) money to ensure they get home safely and are able to continue attending training. Despite only being a small amount each week, this is vital in helping them to continue being part of the team and interacting with their peers.

We also support with school fees where possible. We will carefully assess the families situation and ensure they are contributing what they can, often a 50-50 contribution. This has helped many players to continue school and gain an education where before they would have had to drop out due to lack of money.

Boots – to play football you need football boots, unfortunately a lot of our players cannot afford to buy these so we bring a selection of sizes to each training session where each player can borrow a pair to play and return them. This allows us to make sure everyone is playing, and keeps the boots in good condition!


Our Leadership Team

MUTANI YANGWE: FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Founder of the organisation and ongoing executive director. Mutani Yangwe holds a great interest in local football and supporting vulnerable children. He is involved in the day-to-day management of activities and generating new opportunities to expand the academy and our message.


ALTAF HIRANI: CHAIRMAN

Local businessman and director of MOIL, a petrochemical business in East Africa, Altaf Hirani has been a supporter of TSC and other projects with vulnerable children. He acts as chairman of TSC and supports with sponsorship. He is key to adding a business element to the running of TSC and decision making.


COACHES: JOCK DOMINIC, DANNY YANGWE, NYANGI KIRACHA, RASHID BAKARI

Our group of coaches, led by head coach Jock Dominic lead the day to day training at the academy. We look to support our coaches to develop their skills and aim to help them to attend local training courses to become more qualified coaches. We also encourage and support our older players graduating from academy as players to become coaches and to continue working with vulnerable children.