Ascendis Health

Ubuntu Football

The Ubuntu Football Forward mission is to educate and mentor the future leaders of South African society through soccer. For many South African children, soccer is their greatest passion, so by packaging education and soccer together, Ubuntu Soccer can inspire and motivate the children they work with. Ascendis Health is a proud sponsor of this programme, fully supporting the excellent work that the association does and the lives that they are changing, every day.

“We run a grassroots after-school program called Ubuntu Football Forward in several communities across the Western Cape, and an intensive, fully educational soccer academy program for talented young athletes between 12 and 18 years old. This includes fully sponsored education, nutrition, soccer development and (where needed) accommodation. In every element of these programs, our emphasis is inspiring and empowering the young children we work with to become positive contributors to society and leaders who, in the future, will ‘pay forward’ the investment we have made in their lives and futures.” – Michael Jenkins, Co-Founder and Director, Ubuntu Football Forward.