Cape Town - Laureus
Academy Member and adventurer extraordinaire, Mike Horn, mentored a group of
children from the Laureus-funded Great Commission United (GCU) project at
Woodlands Primary School in Cape Town recently.
The South-African born
Swiss explorer met with a group of local children from the GCU project and
joined them for some fun basketball, skipping, boxing and soccer sessions.
then enthralled the kids with tales from some of the adventures that have
earned him the reputation as the world’s greatest modern day explorer, such as
swimming with crocodiles on his solo Amazon River navigation.
Mike ended his
talk by urging the kids to keep striving to achieve their goals, believing that
nothing is impossible.
The Great Commission
United is a soccer and basketball orientated project that aims to keep young
people from Heideveld and surrounding areas on the Cape Flats away from gangs
and crime and plugged into positive influences and aspirations. The project
strives to enrich the children’s life experience through sport and to ignite a
desire of wanting more from their lives.
Mike Horn is one of the 47
members of The Laureus World Sports Academy, a unique collection of some of the
world’s greatest sporting icons. Each Academy Member uses the power of sport to
help tackle pressing social challenges through the Laureus Sport for Good
The Laureus Sport for Good
Foundation South Africa currently supports 15 sports-based community
initiatives nationwide and since its inception it has raised over R50 million
for projects and programmes which have improved the lives of more than 80 000