The Dumisani Chauke Netball Foundation – our vision is to empower the girl child through netball coaching & life skills training.
DCNF is a non-profit netball development organisation based in Gauteng, Johannesburg with plans to expand to other SA provinces in the lead up to Cape Town 2023. It was established in September 2017 by former SA Netball player turned national coach Dumisani Chauke. Dumisani wanted to ‘give back’ to her community by empowering young girls through netball. The foundation not only offers netball skills training but also the ‘MoJo’ that comes from life skills, coaching and community engagement programmes such as; food parcels, toiletries, stationery parcels and sporting equipment.
“I want to unearth raw, untapped netball talent in the rural/disadvantaged areas across Africa. Not just to find better netball players but to help all girls develop confidence and take that confidence into their everyday lives and careers.”
Future players & stronger communities
The foundation supports players to develop them as future netball stars by improving netball skills, assisting with education and thereby bridging the gap between urban and rural schools’ standard of netball.
“I want to use netball to create role models that can go back into their communities and motivate others to be more confident women in their everyday lives.”
DCNF provides girls with a range of life skills such as communication, public speaking, self-confidence, motivation, goal setting and leadership to name a few. Programmes run monthly at nominated schools and are funded by public donations.
You can help us support DCNF
You can help The Women’s Sports Network translate NETBALLMoJo into to Zulu and have it modified culturally and practically for a Zulu audience in rural communities. £3,000 will modify NETBALLMoJo, re-print and deliver 500 copies to those communities to encourage girls into netball, give them a better understanding of personal hygiene, help engage with local elders and potentially attract new sponsors.
Donate to the DCNF Crowdfunding program – HERE
DCNF - Case study - Outreach session at Loratong & Modilati schools, Stinkwater, Hammanskraal
DCNF hosts a range of life skills, motivational & leadership sessions to high school and primary leaners. The topics covered include goal setting, motivation, self-confidence and grooming for girls.
Dumisani Chauke Netball Foundation
South African Women and Sport Foundation
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