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Wonder Kid athlete from Addo, Siyabonga Rhafuza (right) together with Khulasande Wonder Kids director Thobela Thoba.                                      Photo:SUPPLIED
Wonder Kid athlete from Addo, Siyabonga Rhafuza (right) together with Khulasande Wonder Kids director Thobela Thoba. Photo:SUPPLIED

THROUGH the launch of the Wonder Kids programme, Khulasande Sports Development continues to defy the odds to give youth from the citrus farming community of Addo a sporting chance.

Over and above existing socio-economic challenges, the coronavirus pandemic has made it even more difficult to implement sports development programmes in the township and rural communities of the Eastern Cape. Rather than to give up, this non-profit organisation has found innovative ways to maintain the support of essential items to beneficiaries during adverse times.

The Wonder Kids programme is a long-term athlete development programme that focuses on supporting talented track athletes from previously disadvantaged communities by providing them with access to professional coaching, training equipment, clothing, transportation and funds to participate in various provincial and national competitions.

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