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Mandela Month Competition
(18 July – 18 August 2020)


We are launching a competition starting on 18 July – 18 August 2020 for all youth in South Africa and beyond to share with us their stories and experiences of mentorship. While we know that is important for growth, we often do not hear many stories of our unsung heroes in our day to day lives who go above and beyond to help us achieve the unthinkable! This is your chance to have the world hear your story about your mentor and how he/she has assisted in shaping you into the positive, successful, driven person you are today. If you have a story to share with us, we are here to listen!

All story submissions will go through a review process as we aim to publish your mentorship stories as a book entitled “Voices of the Youth: Mentorship, Leadership and Generations”

Your story will be shared with the world, so that everybody can be inspired, uplifted and encouraged to be leaders and a light of positivity in their communities.

After review, our “Top 3” stories will be eligible for a few prizes. Out Foundation Executive Committee will be reading through submissions to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The prizes are:
1. First Prize = R1000 cash prize, with an introduction to leadership and facilitation by an Activate ChangeDriver Facilitator (
2. Second Prize = R700 cash prize with a 4 free Personal Training/Sport Skill training Sessions with a Fitness Instructor and Youth Sport Leader.
3. Third Prize = R500 cash prize with CV design and Career Guidance session with one of the Foundation Youth Sport Leaders.

Your short-story submission will need to be up to 5 pages in length, describing the one person who has had a positive influence in your life (school, sport, religious practice, community). Make reference to the way they lead by example, and the way they exude positivity, even through life’s trials and tribulations. In honour of the late, great Nelson Mandela, we hope that this platform provides you with an opportunity to share your story and experiences of mentorship with us, as we pay homage to the discipline of leadership and youth development.

Don’t forget to give your short story a title and email your story submission to

Who was the great Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a social rights activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first Black president from 1994 to 1999. After becoming involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. For 20 years, he directed a campaign of peaceful, nonviolent defiance against the South African government and its racist policies.

Beginning in 1962, Mandela spent 27 years in prison for political offenses. In 1993, Mandela and South African President F.W. de Klerk were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to dismantle the country’s apartheid system. For generations to come, Mandela will be a source of inspiration for civil rights activists worldwide.
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Welcome to the Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace in Africa

This space is made available to all important role players in sport, development and peace, including civil society such as NGOs and sport federations, governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector as well as specific groups, such as the youth, coaches, researchers, volunteers, educators, vulnerable groups and sport and development practitioners.


The Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization engaged in sport, development and peace and promotes 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.


Development and Peace through Sport

Value Statement

The Foundation supports Development, Universal and Olympic Values

Our Mission at the Foundation of Sport, Development and Peace

To contribute to the understanding and promotion/advancement of sport as a tool for development, social change and peace through advocacy, education/training, community engagement and high quality research AND to the understanding, appreciation and application of Universal and Olympic values to advance the physical, social and economic development and well-being of our communities, to support and contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2030)

Specifically, the Foundation drives activities in the achievement of:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 4: Quality Education
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Foundation supports and promotes the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, through its endeavours through education, training, youth engagement and development, community outreach projects, social responsibility, and scientific research.

We advocate for Olympic and Universal Values

The Foundation for Sport, Development and Peace advocates for the Universal and Olympic Values.
–> Respect
–> Excellence
–> Friendship
We out this into practice in all our endeavours, especially in facilitating The Olympic Values Education Programme, which is designed to benefit youth from all walks of life, and all levels of athletic ability and interest.

As an organization, we are engaged in sport, development and peace and promotes 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.

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