Kalib Missoe took it upon himself to run an after school dominoes club in Belhar, Cape Town with an aim to keep the youth from joining gangs.
According to the goodthingsguy, Kalib says there are not enough after school activities on the Cape Flats and many young people are jobless too.
This kind of frustration can lead many youngsters down the dark path of gangsterism.
Gang leaders offer the youth money and takkies. Unfortunately, some of these young people who are part of the dominoes club have been approached by gang leaders to join them and when they said no, they ended up being assaulted.
The Da Gama United Dominoes Club was started by Missoe’s grandfather in 2014 and when he passed away, Kalib made it his mission to keep the club running.
The club has about 20 members, some kids as young as eight. The club practises every day and games against other communities are held on Sundays.
Dominoes clubs have also started in Ravensmead, Elsies River, Bonetheuwel and Uitsig. The clubs hold weekly tournaments together.
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