Our History

Wembley to Soweto was founded by David Westhead, in collaboration with Kweku Mandela (Nelson Mandela's grandson) and international photographer, John Cole. It was created out of the belief that 'an ounce of action is worth a ton of theory' and born in the townships of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2010 against the backdrop of the FIFA World Cup.

In February 2014 a successful application for charitable status was made and ‘The Wembley to Soweto Foundation’ was born to expand the already outstanding results by running more courses.

Wembley to Soweto' has evolved into an international programme of courses run both in the UK and abroad. Courses provide professional photographic training and life-skills to historically disadvantaged young people in order for them to move their own lives forward and, ultimately, make a positive contribution to the society in which they live.