Atlas Asia launch their Mixed Ability Rugby programme!

Following the successful pilot in 2022, we have continued our focus in Singapore on support for children with intellectual and physical disabilities. The Mixed Ability Rugby concept brings the joys and benefits of team sport to children who otherwise are not included.

Tiarisha’s Story

Tiarisha Maritz was born in one of the poorest communities in Gauteng, Reiger Park, where many children grow up in poverty and without an education, and girls face severe gender inequality and violence. With the continued support of GWRI, she has been able to attend University, and hopes to one day play as a Springbok!

Esther’s Story

On International Day for Sport for Development and Peace we are celebrating Esther at Bhubesi Pride Foundation who is helping girls in Malawi overcome the challenges of menstrual poverty. Read Esther’s Story to learn how BPF supports girls like Esther through sport and education.

Empowering young people at the Urban Rugby Championships!

Over 230 kids from minority and under-resourced communities across America came together for the 2024 Urban Rugby Championships in Washington DC. The URC is an incredible opportunity for these kids and shows the transformative impact rugby has in empowering and inspiring disadvantaged young people!

TackleLondon launch event

On March 8th, 2024, TackleLondon’s representatives from three charities participated in a rugby coaching session led by MRRF at Meridian High School, Croydon.  Our event was honoured by the presence of local Croydon MP Sarah Jones and Stephen Akinsanya, Barrister and Community Lead actively bringing awareness of knife crime. Both individuals recognise the transformative potential of TackleLondon in the local community and schools.

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Tiziano’s story

Tiziano’s story

Extreme poverty, unemployment, and problems with addiction in the community make life difficult for Tiziano. With the help of Virreyes Rugby Club, and the support of his community, things are beginning to look up for Tiziano, and he now is able to see a way towards for a better future.

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Felix’s Story

Felix’s Story

Meet Felix, who faces harsh prejudice and discrimination due to his albinism. Felix struggles to cope with these challenges, but with the help of Bhubesi Pride Foundation’s Reconnect program, things are changing for Felix. He no longer faces discrimination from the other kids, and he has made great friends from the program. Felix is much happier and more confident thanks to BPF and is becoming a great rugby player!

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Study Cat kicks off at Khelo!

Study Cat kicks off at Khelo!

Atlas is working with Study Cat to provide children at Khelo rugby with essential technology to improve their education. This programme is a game changer and is making education accessible for these children. With your continued support we can continue to provide more children with life changing opportunities like this!

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James’ Story

James’ Story

When James joined Star* he was struggling in school, and was in Alternative Provision. The support James has from Star* has changed his life, helping to go back to mainstream school, and gain a 100% sports scholarship to a prestigious independent school!

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Women’s Barbarians join The Atlas Foundation to inspire the next generation

Women’s Barbarians join The Atlas Foundation to inspire the next generation

The Women’s Barbarians joined The Atlas Foundation at Ocean View High School for a coaching day ahead of their South African test. The Baabaas and kids shared skills, stories and an unexpected lesson in hurling from their Irish contingent. The girls at Ocean View and Masiphumelele were inspired by the Baabaas and were exhilarated to spend some time with female rugby role models.

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The Atlas DigiBus continues to help children thrive!

The Atlas DigiBus continues to help children thrive!

The Atlas DigiBus is helping an extra 1300 children per month in Langa, Cape Town with their computer lessons and this is leading to remarkable improvements in their English, Maths and coding skills!  The Atlas Digibus gives these children valuable opportunities for growth and development, providing them with the chance to thrive!

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Jean’s Story

Jean’s Story

Jean lives in rural Lilongwe, where education, health, and food are luxuries that many children sadly don’t have access to. Regrettably, these are not the only difficulties Jean faces, as she is bullied by other kids, causing her to feel isolated and lonely. Atlas and Bhubesi Pride Foundation are helping Jean through the Reconnect program, where children learn key life skills. Jean is now happier and healthier thanks to the program!

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Maxwell’s Story

Maxwell’s Story

After Maxwell’s mother died, he had an extremely difficult and unhappy childhood, experiencing unimaginable torture and child labour. Thanks to KRDA and Atlas, this is changing, and Maxwell is no longer living in these awful conditions. The coaches at KRDA are helping Maxwell at school, and he is already happier and looking forward to his future.

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Charles’ Story

Charles’ Story

Charles lives in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa. Our partners, King Rugby Development Academy, have brought happiness, education and sport into Charles’ life.

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Ke Mardy’s Story

Ke Mardy’s Story

When his parents could no longer handle his care, Ke Mardy was placed into an NGO at 14 years old. Our partner, Kampuchea Balopp, use sport for inclusivity and now Ke Mardy welcomes others with disabilities to feel less alone.

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Nico’s Story

Nico’s Story

From shanty towns in Buenos Aires, to hot meals and hope; The Atlas Foundation is giving Nico a chance to thrive in Argentina through education and health check-ups

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Zola’s story

Zola’s story

When Atlas first met Zola, she was stuck in a community of crime, drugs, and inequality. Now she stands in the face of adversity, captaining the school rugby team and empowering more young girls to stand up for themselves

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Mission Accomplished at the URC!

Mission Accomplished at the URC!

Mission Accomplished with Atlas USA at the URC! Atlas USA held the Urban Rugby Championships last week, which was a great success, despite the rain. The children all enjoyed the experience, and told us how they had made new friends, and had a chance to get out of their comfort zone. Some even described it as the time of their lives!

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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

On International Mother Language Day, we are celebrating how the Atlas DigiBus is transforming children’s lives, and giving them better opportunities for the future. Through teaching English, the Atlas DigiBus is allowing children who previously only spoke their indigenous language the ability to access education, and is providing them with the chance to thrive!

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Kampuchea Balopp KB Day!

Kampuchea Balopp KB Day!

Atlas partner, Kampuchea Balopp held their first KB day of the year, sharing the themes of gender equality, social inclusion, and disability!

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

On International Day for Zero Tolerance of FGM we are sharing how our local partner in Kenya, Team Talk, are working to empower girls and educate children to stop this harmful process and the misogynistic attitudes that many young girls sadly experience #EndFGM

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International Day of Education

Atlas celebrates the International Day of Education 2023! Education is a key aspect of the work Atlas does, and we currently have 13 projects across 8 countries that are helping over 167,000 children with their education. Read on to learn about the vital work are projects do to help children thrive! #IDE2023

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Lebogang’s Story

Lebogang’s Story

Meet Lebogang, who is overcoming high rates of gender inequality and violence, as well as personal loss, with the help of Gauteng Women’s Rugby Institute. Lebogang has opportunities available to her thanks to Atlas and GWRI, and her future looks bright – she is an inspiration to us all!

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