MOD Programme

(Western Cape Government)

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The Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Programme is one of the flagship initiatives of the Western Cape Government. It is central to the vision of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, namely, to create a socially inclusive, creative and active Western Cape. There are currently 181 MOD Centres across the province that provide sport and recreational activities to over 40 000 registered participants from disadvantaged communities and underserved schools. MOD has expanded significantly since its introduction in 2010 and now provides employment and skills development to almost 700 community workers across the province. MOD brings together different government departments and stakeholders, and is a shining example of how the Western Cape can work better together.
 
What is a MOD Centre?

A MOD Centre is a hub for sport, recreation, arts and culture activities for learners in a community.  Centres are usually located in one of the schools in a community and serve the community as a whole. The Centres provide a structured sport, recreation, arts and culture development curriculum for learners and activities take place after school, usually between 14:00 and 18:00.  

Benefits of MOD Centres

They complement the educational activities of schools by providing children with opportunities to develop their skills and interests after school. By supporting the holistic development of children through recreation and sport, MOD Centres contribute to the human and social development of the communities in which they are located. By engaging children in sport and recreational activities, MOD Centres help to increase the number of children joining local sport and recreation clubs and federations. MOD Centres assist learners to develop life skills and a healthy lifestyle; offer learners a safe place to “hang out” and assist in the identification of talented learners who may be selected for high-performance training at Sharp Centres. The most promising learners may go on to be offered a place at the Western Cape Sport School and the Dance Focus School. Sharp Centres focus on sporting and arts and culture excellence and youth development. Outstanding performers may go on to develop careers in the sport, arts and culture fields. The Centres offer employment opportunities for coaches, coordinators and administrators.

Find and explore our MOD Centres
Use our living atlas to see all of our MOD centres and find out more about each facility.

The content on this page was last updated on 26 July 2017