Egolisquash Youth Empowerment (EYE), effectively engages vulnerable Inner-city, Soweto and Alex youths in activities that challenge them to develop skills, gain critical awareness, and participate in opportunities to create change in their communities. Our participants include disadvantaged boys and girls aged 8-19 years who live in largely depressed areas around the greater Johannesburg area-the Inner-city of Johannesburg, Soweto and Alexandra townships. Many of our youths are orphans, or live with grandparents and are responsible for younger siblings. Even those who do have parents struggle with poverty. We currently work with 25 schools and have over 2 500 youths that are actively involved. We access the youth through their schools on alternate days of the week. Weekday programs run for schools and Saturday social programs run for “future” and ‘emerging” champions programs.

Over the years, EYE has manged to become an award-winning youth empowerment organization for vulnerable youths based in townships and informal settlements.

WHAT WE DO
Youth Empowerment & Life Skills Programme
Academic Support Programme
Colts  Future Champions
Nurturing Schools Squash Development
Amaqhawekazi Women and Girls in Sport

OUR CENTRES
University of Johannesburg – Doornfontein – 300 kids/week
Wednesday and Thursday for school sessions
Saturday social squash coach
Coach Lawrence Dlamini 074 458 2502

Bryanston Squash Courts – 50 kids/week
Monday and Wednesday school sessions
Saturday social
Coach Request Sinyandiwo 063 864 5288

Pace Community College Soweto – 100 kids/week
Wednesday and Thursday
Coach Wesley Ngwenya 071 896 8653

Gazankulu P/S Soweto – 150 kids per week
Wednesday and Thursday schools
Saturday social
Coach Norman 081 477 3615
Wednesday – High schools
Thursday – Primary schools
Saturday- social open for all kids near the centre

OUR COLTS FUTURE CHAMPIONS ACHIEVEMENTS
Our Colts have had great success and some of the highlights of their achievements are:
40 Colts qualified to represent Gauteng in the SA SchoolsInter-Provincial Tournament held across South Africa. This was an increase from the previous years which saw 30 players in 2019; 25 in 2018 and 18 in 2017 qualifying.
40 players ranked in the Top 10 in their different age groups in the province
Four players ranked in SA’s Top 10 in 2019-2020
Under 19 Winner of the CGS End of Season tournament for three consecutive years
Four players selected to participate in the 2019 and 2020 SA Schools Closed Tournament
2019 U16 Winner SA Open Tournament
Under 19 Winner of the CGS End of Season tournament for three consecutive years
2016 U19 player qualified to represent SA in the World Junior Championships in Poland
2018, 2017 Under 19 Winner of the CGS Junior Closed Tournament
2018, 2017 Under 16 Winner of the CGS Junior Closed Tournament
2018, 2017 Under 14 Winner of the SA Prince Open Tournament
2018, 2017 Under 14 Winner of the Bloem Open Tournament
2015 U19 player qualified to represent SA in the All Africa Junior Championships in Namibia
Under 19 Winner of the CGS End of Season tournament for two consecutive years

We have now introduced of our emerging champions programme to provide for the additional tier of players showing their talent on the court.

CONTACT
Website: www.egolisquash.co.za
Visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/egolisquash
Phone: 011 886 1740/060 503 0296
Email: sharon@egolisquash.co.za