“Our intention is to touch more lives every day."
How important is football to rural communities around the world? Thapelo’s answer is loud and clear – it’s the glue that holds communities together - a platform which helps the youth find a right path in their lives and start giving back to of engaging with society.
Growing up in a poor area of South Africa, he saw how football sparked a sense of belonging in members of the community. When he moved to London, he took the opportunity to support communities around the world through sport, as it brings people together and unites them with a collective passion.
As a founder of the Arthur Tseleng Foundation, Thapelo partnered with the UK based football clubs to organise a collection and transportation of sports kits to communities in South Africa.
His remarkable work is making a real difference in the lives of many children. Going forward, he plans to bring this goodwill to as many countries as possible.
We sat down with Thapelo to find out what drives his passion for supporting rural communities and we’re delighted to share his story with you.