The Beast Foundation assists young people in forging their future by helping them access sports training, skills development and education opportunities.
Team sport’s values always have been: the pleasure of participating; the courage and skill which the game demands; the love of a team sport that enriches the lives of all involved; and the lifelong friendships forged through a shared interest in the game. The Beast Foundation wants to support talented children from underprivileged backgrounds in teaching and coaching them and providing them with other life skills and education to succeed. This will be achieved by The Beast Foundation Annual Bootcamps for both Rugby and Basketball.
Young players complete integrated learning bootcamps to improve their leadership and life skills, sports skills, attitudes and behaviours in a safe and structured way. Playing as part of a team provides disadvantaged children with access to an expanded support network. Players can carry their learnings back to their communities, get scouted on national and international levels, become future coaches and expand in various careers.
The values of playing Sports are universal – loyalty, leadership, teamwork, dedication and perseverance are all skills learned on the sports field that can help a child become a functional adult. Thus, The Beast Foundation seeks to give children access to platforms where possible, to help them grow and develop.
One of the primary obstacles to youth progressing is having the financial resources to continue with a higher education. The Beast Foundation through partnering with higher education institutes and corporates would like to provide scholarships for education, link beneficiaries to bursary opportunities and facilitate exchange programmes with international learning institutions.
The Beast Foundation understands that life skills are essential to achieving healthy and productive outcomes. Life skills education is integrated into all The Beast Foundation’s programme activities.
Tendai Mtawarira (The Beast) post retirement from professional Rugby has become a renowned businessman with multiple business across sectors. He is also registered at Henley Business School South Africa to complete his MBA.
In partnership with Henley Business School, The Beast Foundation is offering opportunities to young people and sports players to develop themselves for a life after sport in the form of research and white papers on relevant subject matter, short courses, events and seminars.
The Beast Foundation advocates and has a focus on various areas affecting young people and seasoned players, such as:
- Career decision making
- Developing and harnessing marketable skills
- Setting realistic and actionable goals
- Building a professional network