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Kotelo Mbekeni Foundation

Kotelo_Mbekeni Foundation work started in 2009 by Brian Kotelo helping with coaching a football group (homeless and people with enduring mental health problems), age 18-19 years old, in the Cambridge area.

It became apparent that the demand and popularity was increasing. This group took part in football tournaments organised by the local council.

Brian assisted the group with transport to national trials (for European football tournament for homeless and mental health), also helped the group with transport to the games and training, equipment and kit.

Brian approached a friend Sisa Mbekeni who was doing similar work in London including unregistered charity work in Eastern Cape, South Africa.
This continued over the years and in May 2020 a registered charity was formed to continue with this work on a formal basis.
The objects of the charity:
1. To advance education for the public benefit by providing assistance to support schools in underprivileged areas of South Africa, Eastern Cape with school uniforms, transportation to school, teaching materials, and equipment for education and sports facilities;

2. To relieve financial hardship by providing assistance to orphanages in Gauteng province, Johannesburg and Pretoria in South Africa to provide facilities and support for education;

3. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit in the Cambridge area and London by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society through the use of sport, in particular but not limited to football. For the purpose of this clause 'socially excluded' means being excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of them being homeless or as a result of their ill health (mental or physical).

For Upcoming Events & Fundraisers
2- 10 August 2021Running Challenge/ Relay 874 miles/ 1470 km the length of Great Britain by South Africans

Primary Contact:Brian Kotelo/Sisa Mbekeni

Position:Chairman/ Secretary


Email: [email protected]


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