Irafaan Abrahams

Lace Up For Change Ambassador


My name is Irfaan Abrahams and I am an educator currently teaching at Rocklands High School in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town. I have been teaching for the past 18 years, both at primary and high school level. My love for children and being in a position to shape the minds of young people is what attracted me to this most noble of professions. They say teaching is a calling, and I firmly believe that it is so!

From a young age I have been passionate about sports, having competed in various codes such as soccer, cricket, hockey, and squash, and having attained national colours in the latter two. I also coach soccer at Rocklands High School, one of the 16 teams that compete in the Mr Price High Schools Soccer League.


Over the years I have been presenting a sports segment on The Voice of the Cape. In the past I presented Sports Breyani which was  a two hour Sports programme that aired every Friday evening and covered all sports issues on a local, national and global stage. Sunday evening and is a three hour show looks at all matters educational.

I consider it as a great opportunity for me to not just stay abreast of all the latest developments on both fronts, but as a medium through which I can reach out to our 330 000-strong listener base. It is a powerful tool through which one can inspire, educate and uplift our community.

I was honoured as one of the SA Heroes in Education, in a feature aired on eTV, detailing my involvement in sports and education.

A spin off from that was a feature article in the Kuier Magazine June 2011 edition, focusing on my community involvement.

I have recently discovered a passion for marathon running. This is done in my spare time, which I have to admit is very limited! So far I have completed a number of them.

During timeout at home, I experiment in the kitchen with my mom, play a game of soccer with my son and tease my three lovely ladies, my wife and two daughters.

My passion for helping those in need and meeting goof friend Faizel Jacobs who shared my passion, led to the formation of this Non Profit Organization called Lace Up For Change.

As I continue to endeavour with these endurance challenges, I ask that you kindly support by ambassadorship by donating via Direct Deposit to:

Bank: FNB

Acc Name:  Lace Up For Change

Acc Number: 62663867003

Branch: Goodwood Mall

Branch Code: 210528

Reference:  Irafaan Abrahams

Alternatively, you can make a payment via the link :

Shukran/Thank you!

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