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Foundation Help Break Barriers

13 August 2012

Crystal Palace Foundation are proud to be involved in a new partnership with the Active Communities Network and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation which is focused on providing training, accreditation and employment pathways for young people from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town and the Western Cape. We’ve seen how these projects can help personal growth and development of young people in London, such as the Breaking Barriers Programme that the foundation manages in Bromley, so it’s great to be able to replicate this for South Africa.

Kagisho Dikgacoi who recently joined Palace from Fulham said “As someone who was born in South Africa, It is fantastic to see Crystal Palace, my new club, embracing the Rio Ferdinand’s Foundation’s Breaking Barriers programme in Cape Town and it also makes me tremendously proud to see young leaders from my home country developing projects that use sport to change lives”. The foundation recently hosted a training programme for 10 youth leaders on the programme which looked at how sport can be used to help tackle youth crime.

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