Safe-Hub® believes that every young person has great potential that deserves to be realised. We collaborate across sectors to create globally-replicable, safe spaces that use the power of football to engage youth in holistic development.


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Football & Education Centre
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Outside area
Artificial turf field
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Artificial turf field

Attractive, top-class foundation of AMANDLA’s developmental football programmes

  • Long lasting 24/7/365 usage capacity
  • Top-quality FIFA standard artificial turf
  • Full-size field or separated in four 5-a-side fields for maximum capacity utilisation Attractive alternative to street corners


Night Leagues supporting crime and violence prevention

  • Night programming increases security in and around the Safe-Hub and the community at large
  • Programmes are implemented at peak crime hours, between 20:00 and 00:00, target the main victims and perpetrators of crime

Outside area

Safe, green outside space conducive to relaxation, socialisation and creativity,

  • Green oasis in grey urban environment
  • Relaxing and free atmosphere
  • Attractive alternative to street corner “hang-outs”
Psychosocial support centre
Training academy
Support area
Transversal office spaces
Networking space
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Psychosocial support centre

Social services and counselling support, addressing young people’s emotional and social needs

  • Child and youth care workers
  • Social worker
  • Family planning support
  • Psychological support
  • Conflict resolution mediation
  • Substance abuse support
  • Health and nutrition counselling

Training academy

Academic support and accredited training

  • Accredited learnership based education and training programmes, Homework support and academic tutoring
  • Workshops, colloquia and conferences, Think tanks, research projects, pilot programmes and innovation hub
  • Computer lab
  • Career and academic counselling,
  • Young entrepreneurship support programmes

Support area

Support infrastructure for programme implementation and a healthy lifestyle

  • Kitchen for catering purposes
  • Safe and hygienic changing rooms, showers and ablutions
  • Storage facility"
  • Healthy nutrition and feeding schemes

Transversal office spaces

Platform for collaboration

  • Engine for innovative, integrated transversal youth development programmes
  • Open and interactive shared office space for NGOs, government initiatives and local enterprise

Networking space

Youth Café: Webbing, learning, networking and exchange space

  • Free access to internet and WIFI
  • Free access to information on employment opportunities
  • Free access to information on education and training opportunities
  • Youth Café as an enterprise run by youth
  • Centre for local community meetings, workshops, cultural events and celebrations
Small business units
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Small business units

Safe and professional commercial space for young entrepreneurs and local start-ups

  • Transitional space that supports learning, and expansion plans for small businesses and start-ups
  • Support and mentorship for local entrepreneurship
  • Connector to larger surrounding community

Entrance area

Reception and registration area, connection point between the Safe-Hub and community

  • Open, welcoming and inviting entrance area
  • Central and secure access and egress point
  • igital registration point for any participant or visitor - serves as an individual biometric attendance monitoring system


  • Safe and Fun

    Safe-Hub is a place of physical and emotional safety and – most importantly –fun!

    • Young people own the Safe-Hub space and are integral to all decision-making
    • Each participant’s experience is our priority: Every Kid, Every Day, Every Moment!
    • Quality after-school programmes help young people learn in a fun, cool and experiential way
    • All coaches are trained as child and youth care workers and are committed to the highest standard of child protection practices
    • On-site social workers provide counselling and reliable referral pathway networks
    • All staff are qualified in First Aid and ensure that participants receive the best care
    • Our facilities are kept safe through partnerships with neighbourhood watch and local community leadership
  • One-Stop Shop

    The Safe-Hub is a shared space that facilitates innovative collaboration. We bring diverse partners together to offer young people holistic support, services and opportunities. We provide a platform for collective impact.

    • Our Youth Café and Academy offer professional development support, market- driven skills development programmes, and accredited qualifications. It serves as a catalyst for employment, further education and training.
    • Safe-Hub hosts a variety of quality after-school programmes including: sports and recreation, arts and culture, academic tutoring and e-learning
    • Young people can access free Wi-Fi and use Safe-Hub computers to do schoolwork
    • Specialised staff offer counselling and local partners provide a coordinated referral network
    • Strong local role models support young people on their individual paths to becoming responsible, productive and positive citizens
  • Sustainable

    Diverse and integrated income and funding streams ensure Safe-Hub’s financial sustainability.

    • We ensure long-term government collaboration by integrating with local government programmes and being aligned to government strategy
    • We create income generation opportunities for local entrepreneurs and business owners
    • We offer young people the opportunity to incubate start-up businesses
    • We provide opportunities for community-based stakeholders to rent our football pitch or meeting and assembly rooms
    • We sell advertising space in and around the Safe-Hub
  • Scale

    Our social-franchise model was designed to be replicated. Safe-Hub has a global vision and is in a unique position to scale our award-winning results internationally.

    • Through a social franchise system, we can replicate our proven model across South Africa and internationally in a highly-qualitative, cost-efficient way
    • Safe-Hub is a platform for best-practise NGOs, public sector and private sector partners to collaborate on youth development
    • Shared offices and facilities support collaborative programme planning and implementation
    • Work spaces facilitate youth-driven think tanks that develop innovative and effective solutions to complex problems
    • The Academy, information centre and networking space provide a bridge between youth and employment opportunities, as well as further education and training programmes with local business and government