Founded in 2014, JP21 project is based on a real sincere commitment to re – igniting the passion and enthusiasm for the game of cricket in underprivileged communities and schools, particularly in the Western Cape areas of Mitchell’s Plain and Strandfontein. Our long-term objectives are to promote a positive and healthy lifestyle while at the same time allowing learners to have fun, all while playing cricket. We aim to achieve our objectives through a school cricket league, creating a platform for meaningful interaction and participation amongst the identified learners. From social development interventions to promoting healthy lifestyle living and importantly for learners to have fun playing cricket, in addition, the project strives to identify and develop talent and skills of learners and provide a specialized program for this.
South Africa is proud to be a sporting nation, we at the JP21 project hope we can work with and assist organizations like Cricket South Africa and the Western Cape Cricket Association in their development programs.
The core of the project lies in the authenticity and integrity of the management of the project with one goal; to serve the communities and learners. Empowering teachers (coaching coaches, umpires and scorers) by:
- Up skill teachers through coaching and umpiring courses
- Revitalising cricket facilities in schools
- Establishments of recognized and formal leagues
- Providing schools with equipment
- Providing opportunities social interaction with learners using external service
- Building partnerships with various stakeholders
- Establishing a Fundraising program
- Introducing “Lets pray” (Youth ministry program) to the community
- Establishing a holiday program
- Providing Winter nets
Currently 23 schools participate in the league with additional schools expected to join. Over 400 learners actively participate in the league each week. Teachers that represent the schools have gone through a level 1 coaching course. Key challenges that face our league are; transport, venue hire and primary funding.
The projects mission is to cultivate a new, positive culture, a culture that embodies core values of respect, kindness, transparency and integrity. Not only do we want more JP Duminy’s of this world, we want to inspire and motivate learners to become role models within their own communities, we hope for a better tomorrow, we live in a world that has very little regard for our neighbours, communities influenced by crime and poverty. The project’s aim is to provide interventions through the game of cricket.
JP Duminy – Founder
Jamaine Cloete – Project Manager
Natheer Wagner – Project Coordinator
Alex Gow-Kleinshmidt – Assistant Project Coordinator
The JP21 Project Board Members