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The Khayelitsha Golf Driving Range
Located in one of the largest townships in South Africa. The Khayelitsha Golf Driving Range caters to local golf enthusiasts from both the Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain areas. In May of 2000 the Foundation launched the “people’s range” with the hope of bringing the game of golf to those denied access to other facilities. A club house facility has been constructed however; we need assistance in the competition of the project. Once finished, we plan to use the building not only as a golf facility but as a community center.

Sports Development
Evolving from what was once part of our After School Care programs, this project promotes the physical, mental and spiritual values of sport. We have recently partnered with the City of Cape Town for resources and venues that provide soccer, chess, handball, table tennis, boxing, basketball and netball. Our soccer and netball teams have begun to play matches against city teams.


Mural Project
The Mural Project operating as part of the After School Care Programs
involves 30 boys. Students are trained in basic art and painting skills and design and paint murals which are displayed in their communities and in the United States.

Music Program
Currently 1000 students in grades 4, 5, 6 and 7 participate in this program hosted by two primary schools. Two music instructors train students in music theory and practice on the recorder. Over 30 committed students receive further training in violin, guitar, piano, and saxophone.

Theatre Outreach Program
In another attempt to channel energy into healthy and productive activities the Foundation launched the Theatre Outreach Program in 2002. Designed to foster education in drama technique and production, the program serves as a tool to improve social interaction and communicating skills using the creative process.


First Aid and CPR Training
The Amy Biehl First Aid Training Program was established in 1998. Since its inception the program has trained over 8,000 people including community workers, teachers, foster parents, police officers, life guards and youth groups. Training has also been brought to several prisons where both inmates and wardens are trained.

HIV/AIDS Peer Education/Amy's Tavern Project
As South Africa struggles in the battle against this deadly enemy the Amy Biehl Foundation stands firmly on the front lines. Through various “grass roots” programs the Foundation brings education and awareness to the forefront. A wealth of information, literature, and over 10,000 condoms are distributed monthly through these initiatives.


Youth Reading Role Models
Run during the school day in over 20 primary schools, this program trains grade 7 students in reading aloud to grade 1 students. Approximately 200 grade 7 readers and 3000 grade 1 students are currently participating. The program also hosts guest readers to model quality reading skills. Recently, an ABFT-sponsored parent reading club has been established.

After School Care Programs
For over 1,000 children the After School Care Programs provide daily havens for school violence throughout the Cape Flats. Students learn life skills and reinforce knowledge acquired through the formal school system. Classes offered include dance, art, arithmetic, literacy, life skills, and sports. A nutritious meal is also provided to all the children in the two hour after school sessions.

The Greening Program
The Amy Biehl Greening and Environmental Program enable students, parents, and teachers to improve the aesthetics of their schools and disadvantaged communities. The program enhances the student’s appreciation and sensitivity with regards to environmental preservation and care.


Peace Talks Radio: Compelling radio interviews with LINDA BIEHL & EASY NOFEMELA about the TRC and their perspectives today.

LINDA BIEHL wins the Words of Women 2015 Essay of the Year.
Congratulations to WILL KENDALL who is set to become an MLK Scholar at St. Louis University in the Fall of 2015! We are proud of you.
Congratulations to our friend Deepa Bharath for an amazing article on the new book The Forgiveness Project: Hundreds of stories from around the world on forgiveness, reconciliation and peace.
Congratulations to Carole Sams Hoemeke our ABF USA board member who just received the Volunteer of the Year Award in Forsyth County Schools after 23 years working in schools professionally and as a volunteer.
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Amy Biehl Foundation
P.O. Box 66
San Marcos, CA 92079-0066
Phone: 949.650.5356
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