The Dlala Initiative is a sustainable project that aims to raise funding in order to build and maintain the sporting clubs or organisations in Africa.
The core problems faced is that sporting institutions do not have the adequate funding or resources to get their facilities to the best possible standard and further to increase the ability of the athletes who are apart of the club.
Dlala which means play, in most of South Africa's languages is what the program is designed to achieve. By raising the initial funding we are able to pay for the systems and operations teams we will be using to service as many sporting bodies as possible. Once the initial money is raised the system will be able to run and continue to grow after it's launch.
The services the Dlala Initiative will provide are:
- Finance and accounting
- Marketing and public relations
- Coaching and technical staff training and accreditation
- Infrastructure development and maintenance
- Tournament and player sponsorship
- Kit and equipment sponsorship
These services are for a number of sporting bodies and organisations that we believe have already impacted their region based on the resources they had and are ready to be guided to a greater standpoint.
Some of the sporting bodies that will benefit from the program are:
1. Cycle 4 Change [A reformed activist who cycles from Pretoria to Cape Town every year to raise awareness for cycling and reading. This campaign build one library a year in parts that don't get access to books]
2. Soweto Pool Association [An organisation that is head by former 8x SA champ , 2x African champ and Chinese 8-ball champ who aims to get kids off the street by teaching them the game of snooker and pool]
3. United World Knock-down Organisation SA [A karate organisation that spans over many disciplines. The Shihans have trained national athletes who won titles but lost them due to the fact they have no resources to travel and defend their titles. Some, at younger ages, swop karate uniform during matches at world champs and national competitions.]
4. Alexandra Baseball [Over the past years, Alex Badgers have assisted players to get to the national level but due to resources can't expose their talent to USA or Canada even after being formally invited to play.]
- Other sporting bodies include but are not limited to Soweto Equestrian, Fencing, Skate World Better, Martial Science Karate Fed, Canoeing and E-gaming/sports.
The Dlala Initiative has already contracted and partnered with service providers who give full commitment behind the initiative. The main aim is to raise funding for the launch of the project and it'll be sustainable from their on.