The Movement Development Program was started by two students from AVANS University in the Netherlands who assisted with the practical component of Life Orientation (Physical Education) and after-school sport at Sinenjongo High School. They also got equipment donated from Sports for Children Trust in the Netherlands for the school.
The project grew with the inclusion of the Western Cape Gymnastics Association, the University of Western Cape, CPUT and Play Sport 4 Life becoming involved and then ultimately falling under the Ukuphumelela Trust.
CPUT Sports Management Students have also joined the project as interns.
The project provides a wonderful opportunity for international liaison of students from the Netherlands and South Africa to work and learn from each other.
The project has further assisted to create a consortium between 3 local and 3 international universities with EU funding to provide an online e-learning tool for physical education, as well as international liaisons between university students.