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World Cup Soccer News -Aviwe Ganyati

As reported before, Aviwe Ganyathi of Smartie Town in Railton, made the national squad in preparation of the 2017 Homeless World Cup Soccer in Oslo. We were so happy to announce on Youth Day, in the presence of the community of Railton, that he has been selected as a member of the South African Homeless Street Soccer team to participate in the 2017 Homeless World Cup Soccer in Oslo.

Aviwe is a good natured 21 year old young man who was born and raised in Swellendam by his mother, Gladys Ganyathi. He is the 2nd last born of 5 siblings. His hobby and passion is soccer and he is a member of the Young Lions Soccer Team in Railton. His dream is to become a professional soccer player. He used to play rugby and tug-o-war at school level. He also loves cooking and if he could get an opportunity, he would like to be trained as a chef as a career opportunity. He is appreciative of any help and assistance that he receives.

Aviwe is now showing his commitment to change and aspiration to become a role model in his community by volunteering at the sports development project of Railton Foundation Swellendam. The Foundation has committed to an aftercare development program for Aviwe on his return from the World Cup, as it is one of the requests of Oasis Changing Lives, the facilitator of this project.

He will attend a three week intensive training and life-skills program at Oasis Changing Lives before the team’s departure at the end of August 2017.

A few necessities are required for his trip and we appeal to the goodwill of our broader community to assist with donations in this regard. We also want to thank everyone who already pledged cash donations.

The Foundation is coordinating this process and donors/sponsor can contact Mark Conrad or Alpha Fransman at 083 352 5793 or 082 668 7563 respectively.

“From the Community, With the Community”