BoxWise is proud to now be offering their 10 week programme internationally, with two programmes launched in Cape Town, South Africa in May 2022.
Of the two initial programmes launched, one is schools based, whilst the other is specifically an all female programme.
Participants in the South African BoxWise programme so far have included women and children from Rainbow House, Home to Home, Micah House, St Anne’s Home and Wolraad Woltemade Primary School.
Pastor Steve Cloete, who is on the governing body of the Wolraad Woltemade Primary School, one of the schools taking part in the BoxWise programme has stated:
“Within two to three days, we could see such a major difference, a transformation. There has been a big change, even towards their school work. It’s been phenomenal to see the emotional difference BoxWise has made.”
As with all BoxWise programmes, participants are provided with a free meal and opportunities to engage with education and further employment upon completion of the BoxWise programme.
Speaking about the launch of the programmes in South Africa, BoxWise advisory board member Hannah Rankin has said:
“I have a voice that people listen to, especially as a champion. I want my legacy to be one that sees me do as much as I can for people, through boxing and through all my other ventures…this project has got a personal space in my heart. Listening to their stories and welcoming them into the BoxWise family has been a real privilege.”