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The Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club (SCARC) was founded more than 10 years ago by a few passionate paddlers who wanted to introduce disadvantaged youth in Soweto to watersports. Inspired by the vision of providing “Empowerment and growth through sport”, the club aims to not only teach residents of Soweto how to swim and participate in watersports, but also to develop crucial life skills that will assist its members in becoming economically active in their chosen fields.

SCARC has grown into a robust and sustainable club that is run by several dedicated volunteers covering coaching, mentoring, administration, treasury, sponsorship, education, feeding programme and general management. The club has also been adopted as the “Development Arm” of Dabulamanzi Canoe Club, which is South Africa’s largest canoe club, providing further support and long-term sustainability.

SCARC has produced some of the most exciting up and coming paddlers in the country; including Siseko Ntondini, who became the first black South African to receive a podium place at the Hansa Fish Canoe Marathon in 2015. Young SCARC stars regularly participate in the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club events and Thursday night time trials.

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A letter from SCARC

Dear reader
We are proud that many of our SCARC members have either completed Matric this year or have finished their studies.

Due to this, we have numerous SCARC members who need to get internships, job shadowing or part time employment during this holiday season.  
We would like to ask the Dabulamanzi club members if they have any of the following opportunities available for these SCARCIES:
Law graduates- we have law graduates looking for articles.
Paramedics – Qualified paramedics ready to go.
Crane operators – we have 3 individuals that have their licences to operate a crane.
Nurse – We have one individual who recently qualified as a Nurse
Any other jobs / internships available – There are many SCARC members that have completed Matric and would need some guidance in their career futures.
Any other driving jobs available will be highly appreciated as we have standby drivers with valid licences.
SCARC strongly believes in the upliftment and empowerment of all our members and your support would be greatly appreciated.

For any queries please contact or 
Best Regards,
Andile Nyanga
PR and Sponsor relations representative
Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club