Our work Our Local Partners Gauteng Women's Rugby Institute, South Africa Gauteng Women's Rugby Institute facilitates the coaching and education of young women from underprivileged communities, giving them the opportunity to play rugby and learn valuable life skills for their future, for example through online courses. The young women are able to further explore their rugby careers whilst studying and mentoring other young girls from the surrounding communities. The GWRI provides accommodation and three meals a day for those participating in the programme. Every year, the GWRI reaches over 40,000 children across 137 secondary schools and 85 primary schools. GWRI also works within the community, with coaches going out to schools, teaching children about rugby alongside their development programme. During the lockdowns in South Africa, GWRI fed over 4,500 people who were in need of support. Food packages were handed out to people who were going hungry in their community.