The mission of NASP-SA is therefore to uplift the youth of South Africa’s participation in
responsible outdoor activities through mass participation with special focus on our schools.
The programme focuses on developing life-long skills within our youth by using the bow and
arrow as a very effective medium. Studies in the USA has proven that the children’s
participation in archery taught them discipline and respect; school attendance improved;
children became physically more active; participation in archery translated into compelling
subject matter for mathematics, science and history teachers; increased extra-curricular
activity putting athletes and non-athletes on a level playing field and which children took home
to do with friends and family; the programme taught children lifelong physical activity; it
transformed previously unreachable “high risk” children by unlocking self-esteem; the
programme has the ability to touch, transform, redirect, lift and change individual lives forever.
Within the short period of time that NASP is being presented in South Africa we are already
experiencing the same successes as in the USA. We regularly receive testimonies from head
masters, teachers, project leaders and parents witnessing the positive change in participating
children, not to mention the feedback from our excited children themselves.