Dumisani Ntsodo is the Founder and Director of Ikasi Soccer School. He was inspired to create opportunities of access for young girls in Khayelitsha to prosper and succeed’. Dumisani gathered his peers to visit different schools introducing a programme that develops and empowers young girls to reach their full potential. Upon completing his CAF license, Dumisani saw an opportunity to use soccer to drive his concept whilst introducing the importance of sports in lower-quintile schools. His main role in the organisation includes fostering strategic partnerships and seeking local funding opportunities.
Established in Khayelitsha (2018), Ikasi Soccer School’s mission is to assist educators, parents and learners by providing a safe after-school program that enables young girls to be independent and become better citizens through soccer, academic support and life-skills. The programme is implemented by volunteer coaches through training sessions that take place three times a week and once on weekends. Currently, Ikasi Soccer School impacts 85 girls from 4 partner schools.