About Us

Our Purpose

The purpose and vision of the Foundation is to promote/advocate and facilitate an improved understanding and practice of sport and the application of Universal and Olympic values as tools for development and peace.

Our Objectives

To understand, advocate and promote sport and Universal and Olympic values as tools for development, social change and peace at a community level and at society at large;

To create and strengthen networks and develop partnerships to improve cooperation, capacity building and implementation;

To facilitate the transfer of related knowledge, skills and resources in the relevant fields;

To facilitate public and institutional awareness, personal development, education and training in support of sport as a tool for development, social change and peace and of Universal and Olympic values.

Our Values

Seeking participatory, cross-cultural and transformative approaches to sport, development and peace;


Locating itself within local realities and acknowledging the meanings and lessons to be learned from each regional, geographic and cultural context;

Accountability, transparency, inclusivity and participatory decision-making in all its practices;

Celebrating diversity, especially in terms of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion and culture;

A human-centred approach in research, teaching, training and outreach; and continuously striving for improvement;

The Development, Universal and Olympic values of friendship, joy of effort, fair play, respect, excellence and balance of body, spirit, will and mind as well as interdependence, sharing, love, tolerance, equality amongst others.

Our Executive Committee

Marion Keim


Christo De Coning

Vice Chairperson, Monitoring and Evaluation

Heidi Raymer

Finance and Treasury

Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe

Networks and Partnerships

Jan Korster

Capacity Buidling and Strategic Planning

Anver Desai

Education, Policy, Curriculum Design

Caps Msukwa

Transformative Engagement

Ntombise Mene

Advisory for Sport and Recreation

Warren Lucas

Youth Coordinator

Bella Bello Bitugu

Advisory for Sport Administration


Our Foundation Youth Leaders

Mpai Rampou

Cian De Coning

Raedene Lucas

Chanté Johannes

Kirby Phillips

Joshua O’Connor

Duncan van Der Merwe

Rusché Petersen