Township children gave the Duke and Duchess of Sussex an ecstatic welcome to Cape Town as the royals started their tour of Africa. They visited Nyanga township, one of Cape Town’s largest black settlements, to learn about life for thousands of South Africans. The couple had travelled to the area, a few miles out of the city centre, to see first-hand the work of the Justice Desk, a human rights organisation, which is supporting the development of the settlement’s children. The organisation is supported by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which has Harry as its president and Meghan as vice-president. Security was high ahead of the visit to the grounds of Nyanga Methodist Church with the street blocked off to traffic by police cars and officers stopping people walking past. But there was a carnival atmosphere inside the compound with female dances in traditional costume, musicians playing and the ecstatic youngsters waving their national flag.

The Royal couple then made their way to meet Coach Allen Chizungu. The founder of Maxim Kids, a community self defence program. Because of Coach Allen’s understanding of what boxing can do to instil discipline in youngsters and boost self-confidence, combatting gangsterism, substance abuse, and other social skills, he decided to teach our communities the power of it. Coach Allen began spreading his love for boxing across the Cape Flats and surrounding townships.

The dream is for every African country to be a part of the Maxim Kids story and with a dedicated team of volunteers – and your much-needed help – the dream can, and will, become a reality.

Megan and Harry were really inspired by Coach Allen and his commitment to helping the children within communities, they really loved spending time with him and learning more about the program.

Check out the video of the Duke and Duchess in Nyanga…

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