Eksal was founded in 2015 by Anton Borez. A lifelong athlete and fitness coach, who at one point in his life almost succumbed to delinquency, were it not for his own mental and physical resilience due to years of healthy living adaptations.
Anton realised the impact his journey had on his ability to rehabilitate and inspire others around him. With Poverty, Crime and Drug's being a pandemic problem on the Cape Flats there has been little done to help the youth from these areas with any programs or structures.
Eksal's programs include sports, fitness and fun-filled activities which will assist in the physical, psychological and social development of all the youth involved on the programs.
Eksal's aim is to inspire and guide the youth to make healthy and positive decisions and be contributing members of society. We work in conjunction with SAPS and other organisations in low resource communities on the Cape Flats. We plan to promote awareness at schools, churches with youth programmes and youth gatherings across the Western Cape, for healthy lifestyles and exercise structures that will give youth programmes to attend to after school in the designated areas.
Currently we focus on motivational talks and question and answer sessions at schools, churches with youth programmes and youth gatherings. In 2019, our services will extend further to bring on boarder range of South African celebrities and sports people to further our reach.
Eksal is entirely funded by one community business and Anton himself, which limits the outreach due to limited financial and logistical support.
Eksal is currently on a fundraising drive to build up resources to take the organization to another level. The immediate goal of Eksal is to find start up capital to put all structures in place to start the programs. Eksal operates on a mobile basis and it's medium to short term goal is to set up a 'training base' where the youth from the community can access exercise facilities for free.