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The School of Hard Knocks is a non-profit, sport-for-development organisation, based in South Africa. Delivering three evidence-based programmes to youth and adults.


"We tackle trauma and improve emotional wellbeing."

SoHK's vision is a South Africa where people are better able to fulfil their potential and be active citizens, by understanding and addressing trauma. Their mission is to increase access to evidence-based mental and emotional wellbeing interventions through sport, with the intention of bringing about meaningful social change.

Here is one great SoHK story: Thaara chose the wrong path and was failing school. But then she met School of Hard Knocks and she turned things around. She thought she was alone, she found her team. She found herself. Watch the video below to learn more. 

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