The Aaron Mokoena Foundation established by Aaron Mokoena, was launched as a not for profit organisation in South Africa and achieved charitable status in the UK in 2009.
Aaron is the youngest ever capped player for South Africa and is currently playing for English FA Premier League Club Portsmouth FC.
The inspiration for the Foundation is Aaron's desire to increase and improve opportunities for children and young people across South Africa using the power of football to impact on education, health and life opportunities.
Underpinning the Foundation's ethos is an understanding of the role football can play, not only in creating and improving the skills and performance of young players but also the key role football can play in a uniquely broader role in society by bringing communities together.
The Aaron Mokoena Foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities for children and young people to participate in high quality football experiences.
The Foundation will integrate issues of education, health and fitness, self esteem, confidence and social inclusion into the frontline delivery of its programmes.