The KUSASA STARS uses football to promote education and life skills to the youth of Langrug, a small community in Franschhoek, South Africa. The players who excel in school and football get the opportunity to travel to Sweden to play at the largest youth football tournament in the world, the Gothia Cup. Football is important but educating the players, opening their eyes to a world of opportunity and showing them nothing is impossible is the main aim of the journey to Sweden.
This team brings hope to their community through football and and we want to enable them to continue bringing that hope during these trying times.
In 2019, we created a film entitled KUSASA, which follows these underdogs and their journey to the largest youth football tournament in the world. The film is only going to be released later this year, but we have decided to use this movie in order to raise funds for the team and their community.
We could have raised funds to keep only the Kusasa team safe but they have told us that in order to keep themselves safe we need to keep their community safe. So we have decided to try and get masks for the entire community.
The community that the kids live in is densely populated, a-lot of people have lost employment throughout the country-wide lockdown and either cannot afford to buy masks or cannot access them easily. To make things more challenging, under South Africa’s lockdown it is a requirement to wear a mask in public. If we can distribute masks to the entire community we will keep the kids safe, their families safe and hopefully their community safe.
How amazing would it be to be a part of protecting an ENTIRE community against the corona virus. The masks are washable and re-usable.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO GIVE?
The feature film KUSASA will only be released later this year but for every milestone reached we will give you a little more of this inspiring story. The more money we raise, the more stories we will release from the documentary for donors to watch.
Launch - Achieved
Watch the powerful story of coach Rasta and his journey from a prison cell to changing kids lives through football.
1 000 Masks - Achieved
Find out how Coach Dumisa started the Kusasa Stars while working full time as a petrol attendant.
2 500 Masks - Achieved
Football has changed Kamva Phillip’s life, he dreams about being a mechanical engineer but doesn't quite know what they do...yet. Phillip now also plays football for a professional academy.
5 000 Masks - Achieved
Watch how the magic of the KUSASA STARS was captured from behind the lens.
8 000 Masks - Achieved
When Kearabetswe was younger doctors pronounced him dead after an awful incident, now he plays football for a professional academy.
10 000 Masks - Achieved!!!
The trailer for KUSASA, documentary the story of the Kusasa Stars journey to the Gothia Cup 2019.
No amount is too small, even if you can only give enough for one mask, every single one counts.
*We have received additional mask donations directly from sponsors in Sweden, which have been added to the total.
*Thank you to Primal Force, Tencent Pictures, Chinese Football Association, Advantage Entertainment and Masque Films for their support in this initiative and for using storytelling to make a tangible difference.
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