Creating lasting development among communities in the Pafuri Node of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park through sport.
World Parks/World Cup endeavours to harness the power of sport, to instil in students the ability to think critically, to seek solutions to issues which are relevant to their communities, and to connect conservation and climate change awareness across cross-border communities in the Transfrontier Conservation Area of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park (GLTP).
South Africa: Makuleke, Mutele and Ha-Makuya Zimbabwe: Malipati and Sengwe Communities
Mozambique: Pafuri Communities
Based in Pafuri, the heart of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, southern Africa, WPWC works with communities bordering the national parks with make up the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park; Kruger in South Africa, Gonarezhou in Zimbabwe and Parque Nacional Do Limpopo in Mozambique.
Our journey began in February 2016, when we held our inaugural Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park Regional Football Championship in Pafuri, Mozambique. This tournament spurred us on, as we saw the benefits which sport brings to communities, especially to the young and the youth.
Over time our vision has changed, we now not only hold cross border events for communities and the young and the youth we also now focus on working with schools and communities directly and so far impact on 500 children on a weekly basis across the region.
As we enter 2020 we will be starting the first ever cross-border football league for girls from 18 primary schools in the region, this will boost the morale of 270 girls, it will be theirs, the only extra-curricula activity for girls across the region.
We invite you to join us on this journey to share our highs and lows, to meet the teams, the coaches, communities and most importantly the players.