African Youth Development Fund

Atlanta Hawks Sky Team Visits AYDF Life Skills/Basketball league

The Alexandra youth who participate in the AYDF/ Tiger Brands “Are you Game” life skills basketball league were treated to a special event along with their normal scheduled league games on 17th of October 2012.  The high flying Dunk Squad from the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise made a special trip to the Township to perform […]

Study Programme Implementation

On October 11th, 2012 Nhlanhla Nxumalo of AYDF made a presentation at Jafta Mhlangu High school in Mamelodi on the new Study group programme AYDF is launching.  In the new programme AYDF will partner with the schools to help improve the academic performance of learners.  In this partnership the Educator plays their role as the […]


Skhumbuzo Ngubane was born in Ladysmith Kwazulu Natal, and grew up in Alex the community he now serves.  Like many urban youth Skhumbuzo was raised by his grandmother his entire life giving him strong values.  He went to Pholosho primary school, but became ensnared in some trappings of the urban street life.  He was fortunate […]


Nkululeko Mkhwanazi was born in Pietermaritzburg, and grew up predominantly in Alexandra, Johannesburg with time also spent in the Eastern Cape. His schooling in Alexandra was capped off with matriculation in 2003 from Minerva High School where he now recruits players and junior coaches for the AYDF basketball leagues. Nkululeko remembers his first interaction with […]

AYDF team-building for Jo’burg Child Welfare

Thembalethu Centre (Place of Hope) under the Umbrella of Johannesburg Child Welfare is implementing life skills and sports programs with the assistance of African Youth Development Fund (AYDF).  The training was conducted for 10 high school students, 10 Aganang volunteers, and 2 teachers from the inner city schools.  Participants were trained to develop techniques for […]

Introducing new AYDF Project Manager, Cameron Schuster

Cameron Schuster joins the AYDF team as a project manager with the Tiger brands life skills/basketball initiative.  Cameron, age 32 was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and has spent time in East Africa as teacher and project manager building schools and planning soccer tournaments for rural youth.  Most recently he spent time in […]