AfriOceans is SA's leading Marine focused NPO and we pride ourselves on doing REAL Conservation projects. These include Research, Environmental Education, Awareness and Lobbying. Our focus areas are: Sharks, African penguins, the Oceans, Climate Change and Responsible Tourism. We have a centre at Seaforth Beach, the AfriOceans Education Centre where we run a schools education programme, we run responsible tourism dive trips including snorkel safaris and environmental tours to Cape Point and Boulders. We also run a number of important Outreach programmes including our highly successful Swim like a Shark programme and our Shark Warrior Bracelet project. We have a number of volunteer opportunities for ocean lovers wanting to get some Brownie Points
TEARS Animal Rescue is a pro-life, non-profit organisation that rescues domestic animals that have been abandoned, abused and neglected. Following their rescue, individuals are rehabilitated using best veterinary and animal behavioural practices. TEARS works to re-unite lost animals with their guardians and carries out a wider programme of veterinary outreach and humane education in surrounding low-income communities to promote the responsibility and burden of care we have towards our animals.
JYB Non-profit is a Organization that looks at Nonprofit and youth development through social and economy ,programmes provided by JYB.
We have a Number of programmes within our organization. JYB was established in 2015 but later registered in 2016 .
Imagine SA is a registered non-profit organization. Our aim is to create awareness and educate people around sustainable development and wellbeing, and to encourage them to rethink their relationship with the environment, animals and society.
We believe, that youth empowerment, education, and employment is key to future development. The way young people are supported and engaged will significantly determine the prospects of their sustainable development and wellbeing in the coming years.
Our education programme targets children and youth between the ages of 7 of and 25 years old, and their social environment. We believe, that in order to have a significant influence on the life of young people, we must consider the entire ecological system in which growth occurs.
PASCAP Trust is a non-profit organisation, established in 1992, with the specific purpose of providing accessible services that promote development, psychosocial wellbeing, safety and career advancement to children and youth.
We are committed to developing innovative, effective and sustainable after school programmes for children and youth to enhance equal opportunity and life quality.
Steeky Green was formed after realizing that there were many problems such as gangsterism and drugs being faced by the youth of Langa that limits a lot of black kids from following their goals and dreams. Growing up in such harsh environments we were just some of a few youth who escaped the hardship of Cape Town street life and from that we realized how blessed we are and decided to use our strengths and passions to come together to form a platform that would fight against such social oppressions then Steeky Green was formed.
Koinonia is a Non Profit Company with an initiative to get local township people involved in providing better care for their animals & themselves through participation within the community with the help of supporters.
Koinonia founded by Andre Verbiest works in conjunction with V-Paws (rescue org's) in order to network, rehabilitate, rescue and educate. It is about working together in the interest of the animals.
Our motto is "Joint Participation for, by and in a community - For the well being of animals and humans."
We rely solely on donations from the public. Every little bit counts to the animals and humans who don't have much
Neglected children are often vulnerable to abuse of all types and anything else that is detriment to their valuable lives.
Our desire is to raise up an educated, well-equipped, confident and mentally strong generation in under developed communities.
We see our assignment in these communities as instrumental because children are empowered to walk with their heads held up high, they will be able to deal with any situation or task they will face and they will have the ability to control the direction of their lives.
CHOSA believes in community empowerment and grassroots social change. We support communities and community-based organisations as they work to address the needs of orphaned and vulnerable children.
CHOSA takes a holistic and non-directive approach to community development which helps empower other marginalized people in these communities. Moreover, through community participation and ownership of the development process, CHOSA promotes local action, self-empowerment, and peer-to-peer networking as essential strategies for community-driven development.
Sport Implementation Foundation (S.I.F) was birthed through the collaboration, sharing of minds, thoughts, passions (for people, sports, games, recreational activities and education), frustrations, callings and visions of God-loving individuals all discovering that they have a common mission and purpose. S.I.F's vision is to create a positive self esteem through Sport and Recreational Activities.
Through synergizing and by using sport, games and recreational activities, Sport Implementation Foundation wants to create platforms and opportunities that:
* help people to develop confidence, a positive self-esteem and be empowered to do extra-ordinary things
* help people to find and fulfill their unique calling, untapped potential and use it towards the betterment of humankind
* facilitate economic prosperity and 'liberation'
* ensure that sport be implemented at grassroots level and be sustained and that sport development is done in a holistic way.
To educate, empower and uplift local communities, sports clubs and individuals to live their passions through sport, recreational activities and to change their mindset of by rendering holistic educational support.
Traditionally, leaving home is a significant milestone for everybody, including those with a family and a home to return to when the going gets tough. But for those youngsters who have grown up in care, the transition is that much more challenging when they don’t have a safety net to fall back on.
South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SAYes), located in Cape Town, aims to aid in the creation of a society in which children and young people are given the opportunity to reach their full potential socially, emotionally and physically, and where they will contribute to a society as independent, mature responsible adults, through the creation of a programme designed to aid the empowerment of this vulnerable group and equip them with the tools necessary to effectively transition out of care.
Zanethemba means to bring hope. It was founded in 2008 and we have cared for over 108 children up until now.
We are a temporary safe care facility for abused, abandoned or neglected children in Port Elizabeth and surrounds. We care for children aged 0 to 6 yrs old who have been placed in our safe haven with a court order until such time that they may either return to their parents care, be placed in foster care with a family or with strangers, be adopted or be placed in a children's home.
We see to the children's basic, medical, educational and nutritional needs and mostly importantly, we love them and show them how to love again.
We are a non-profit organisation and community of influential leaders dedicated to contributing towards Academic Excellence and Values-based Leadership to vulnerable South African communities.
To develop, empower and facilitate citizens / people to become global thinkers and strategists in communities and business environment through technology and education.
Technology is an invaluable asset for society; therefore we implement strategies to skill the community through technology. Combining leading-edge business strategy and IT knowledge, to develop efficient and effective solutions to society needs.
AREAS OF OPERATION
* To provide the knowledge to learners to motivate and assist them in their schooling.
* Workshop reading programmes for primary school learners.
* Use Open Source software to advance reading and math skills.
* Career Guidance for learners in High School
* Recruit learners to shadow jobs in IT environments
* Empower citizens with e – skills through Open
* Source Software
* Run awareness campaign to develop e-skills
* Engineer students to pursue careers in IT
* Liaise with various IT companies to recruit students from schools
* Train disadvantage people with basic technological skills
* Run holiday IT programs with Primary School learners called Techno Beans
* Develop entrepreneur skills for business owners
* Run 3 months experience programme for students completing IT qualifications
* Build online communities through web portals
* Train young students with skills of IT repairs
It has been shown by organisations such as AVATAR (Southern Africa), VETSOL (www.vetsol.co.za), SASHA and SAMAST in Western Cape and Vets on Wheels in Botswana and Namibia (www.vetsonwheels.de) that concerted mass sterilization and vaccination campaigns are far more effective in achieving a lasting effect than small-scale, intermittent projects.
To maximise the effectiveness of a sterilisation campaign and to control transport costs, we try to operate and stay at the hotspots until all dogs available for sterilisation in that area have been done. Shorter “maintenance” visits are made to that location every few months after that.
Hands of Honour was formed in response to the alarming amount of men just languishing in soup kitchens all over Cape Town.In some instances ,up to three generations of males of the same family present .A ticking time bomb as it breeds welfare dependency.
Hands of Honour (NPO 086/55) addresses two problems that contribute to systemic poverty in the poorer areas of Cape Town:
Problem No 1. Large scale unemployment among township men, especially those languishing in soup kitchens.
Problem No 2. Lack of space in under resourced township Early learning Centres as well as lack of tools/ furniture that inspire critical thinking and creativity in young children .
Our Solution No 1
1 . Creating Employment : Hands of Honour employs individuals drawn from a large pool just languishing in soup kitchens, to up-cycle obsolete stock and recyclable items. Much of this waste is provided through partnerships with the corporate sector and would otherwise end up in landfills.
Proceeds from this have two benefits:
• Provide salaries for workers who otherwise have no work options available to them;
• Profits are invested in derelict community spaces, focusing on public spaces which have become havens for anti-social behavior.
Our Solution No 2:
2 .Manufacturing and distributing award winning Early Learning tools and furniture that will prepare the next generation of problem solvers, collaborators, and critical thinkers
• One of our products ,the Angel Classroom on Wheels was declared a winner in an international competition for early learning tools/furniture that inspire creativity and critical thinking in young children.It was a winner in two categories (Best Idea + Best visual) in the Swarm Vision’s ‘’ Future of Education ‘’ campaign ,beating 384 entries ,among them design and education experts.
Together with reknowned childrens education expert Cherry Howell (P.T.D ; DSE (RE) ; N.I.L.D (Post Graduate) we have created the Angel Classroom on Wheels (COW)
• A real space saver and specifically designed for Early learning Centres where a lack of space is a daily challenge ,the unit literally folds open to reveal a world of learning and adventure through the books and educational aids installed within it’s confines.
• The Angel Classroom on Wheels ,as presented now ,provides an educational Hub for a Pre-schools class of up to 30 learners.
Focusing on three learning areas :
• Life -Skills
Here is a summary of the benefits of the Angel Classroom on Wheels :
* A compact and secure storage unit for books and teaching aids
* A central point from which the Educator delivers lessons (Something vital in overcrowded Edu-Cares)
* A place where Learners can explore the concepts taught ,using the stored teaching aids
*A mobile classroom library with age appropriate reading material
1. COMPACT STORAGE UNIT:
The unit comprises three folding sections which opens up to a U shaped shelved book case .The two opening doors have chalkboard surfaces ,used by the educator or learner during or after lessons.There are several pockets for the display of reading material and books which develop language and life-skills.In the central panel ,there is an open -sided area at the top ,for book display as well as for the use of puppets in a Puppet Theatre.These are manipulated by the educator ,seated in front of the Theatre or by Learners standing behind it.There is a fold-away bench for learners to sit on while reading.This bench can also be used a a work desk ,for two Learners as well as for kneeling learner involved in numeracy work ,using the beads on the wire situated just above the bench ,as an Abacus..The unit has 3 boards ,covered in felt material in the primary colours of Red /Yellow/Blue -these boards are for use of felt pictures for Life Skills ,Numeracy and Literacy..Behind the boards ,are storage places for teaching aids grouped into five learning area - Numeracy ,Literacy ,Life- Skills ,Motor Skills and Puzzles. Hanging from hooks are several laces ,to teach plaiting skills ,an important motor -sequential activity.At the back of the unit ,there is a large pin-board for placing pictures and posters.
When the Classroom on Wheels is not in use ,the entire unit can be locked and turned on wheels to face a wall ,so that the contents of the unit are out of reach of the learners ,and the posters are on display.
2. MINI -LIBRARY on WHEELS (Angel Book Nook) :
There is ample space for book storage and display if the intended usage of the unit is a mini library .There is also more storage for books behind the felt boards.
3. CLASSROOM ON WHEELS ( Angel COW) :
The unit can be used in a pre-school ( aged 2-4 years) ,foundation phase (Grade R - Grade 3 ) or intermediate (Grade 4 - Grade 6 classroom).
It supports THREE main learning areas
It also provides activities which develop FINE MOTOR SKILLS ( ie .Finger dexterity with bead threading ,plastic construction ,connecting plastic links in a chain ,plaiting laces ,jigsaw puzzles etc ,MOVEMENT & BALANCE (eg ,the use of bean bags) and SPATIAL development (copying patterns from an abacus ,completing a jigsaw puzzle by copying a picture).
This Angel Classroom on Wheels ,as presented ,provides an educational Hub for a Pre-schools class of up to 30 learners.
NUMERACY - The Angel C-O-W provides a built in abacus for counting and sequencing patterns + charts ,aids ,games ,dice for developing sound and number concept.Two children can kneel at the bench to work with the Abacus or counters while writing in school books.Charts can be stuck to the front of the flet boards ,to use as teaching aids by the teacher ,as well as the use of the chalkboards on the two opening doors.There are Geo-metric puzzles ,wooden matrix puzzles and threading shapes to teach SHAPE and COLOUR ,as well as Flash Cards and games to consolidate basic numeracy.Numbered bean-bags are used to provide physical interaction and addition and substraction skills.
Alphabet charts are neatly stacked in a folder at the rear end of the unit ,ready to be pinned on the pin -board which forms part of the back section of the unit.Magnetic letters are used to consolidate spelling of words learnt in life skills lessons, and flashcards (Colours and Shapes and Transport ) and posters (My Family ,Wild animals ,Farm Life and Colours) will also have new vocabulary to teach pre-schoolers..Felt pictures stuck to the three boards will provide oral interaction and new vocabulary.
Perhaps the most obvious and the most popular teaching aids are the puppets (2 moving mouth and/or three family members) ,which encourge communication skills ,and can be used in the puppet theatre by Educators and the learners..
LIFE SKILLS :
jigsaw puzzles ,posters with vocabulary ,games that teach taking turns/winning /losing ,learning to thread discs ,beads ,counters etc .Plaiting laces which assist in fine motor skills ,throwing + balancing mini - bean bags ,etc
All in all ,the Angel Book Nook or Angel COW ,is simply a compact learning centre ,which can be stocked according to the needs of the classrm.Depending on the age of the Learners ,the aids would vary and this would naturally also depend on the budget allocated per unit.
The books are displayed in the open shelves.All the teaching aids are stored behind the felt boards ,so that they are not a distraction when the educator is using the felt board as a lesson.The boards are taken down when the educator wishes parts of the whole unit to beused by a small group enclosed within the arms of the unit ,or when all aids are utilised by all 30 Learners.
When not in use ,the unit is closed up ,padlocked shut ,and turned to face the wall ,so that the posters on the unit are displayed.The children also have access to the plaiting laces on either side -these do not require supevision
We want to give children a marvelous reading experience and meaningful education, regardless of where they come from:
Nambikkai Foundation was founded by a group of friends in 2009 that want to make a difference in people’s lives but formally registered as a Non-Profit Company in 2015. On a quarterly basis since 2009, the Nambikkai Foundation has been providing grocery hampers to needy families across the Durban area.
In 2014 the number of families living below the poverty line grew and the need to assist these families became clear. This brought about the formal registration of the Nambikkai Foundation and in 2015, our dream was realised.
Now being a more formal and controlled organisation with Directors and committee members.
The Nambikkai Foundation would like to expand its current operation to other regions of the country. Nambikkai in Tamil means "HOPE". In the future the Nambikkai Foundation would like its hand of hope to extend to reach children with education needs, aid in Humanitarian Relief and counselling and aid to families who have lost loved ones through cancer and motor vehicle accidents.
Our Mission Statement
We at Nambikkai Foundation offer assistance to those in need, to inspire, to offer positive motivation towards a stronger community and to build a better tomorrow by us.
For the Nambikkai Foundation to grow from strength to strength as a non-profit organisation providing relief to those in need.
We create a safe house for women who need refuge from violent partners for more than just a night away.
When victims come to us they are usually very traumatised. Our function is to interview them, stabilise them, and then refer them to the professional services they need. If they want to lay charges against anyone, we take them to the police charge room. We also refer them to any other organisation that can offer them further counselling.
We also run projects in the Steenberg community. We go to schools and do resilience counselling. When a child grows up in a house where there is abuse, they think it’s right. That’s why it’s important that we work with school children so their mindsets are changed.
Purple Cow Ventures (PCV) raises funds through kickstarter/crowdfunding programs to primarily make a remarkable difference in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Poverty on the streets, and by providing a venture funding network for grassroots ventures for senior school/university students.
We are an affiliate member of the Social Venture Network. The first member, of any type, from Africa and South Africa.
Building an ecosystem to support the holistic early development of the child through access to resources, teacher training, parent support and socio-economic engagement of the broader community.
a) The organization’s main objectives are to:
Help children with poor nutritional state and poor social background in Africa.
Help children victim of war and social conflict in Africa.
Help children orphans and those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Help Children Refugee in South Africa.
Help Children with disability in Africa.
Participate to some resolution of social problem that affecting children in Africa.
Rehabilitation of centers who educate children in Africa.
b. The Organization’s secondary objectives will be: JOB CREATION
In order to meet its goals, the “FMM”- “HHF” may:
Create small businesses to boost organization finances and give job to our member.
C) Immigration assistance for refugee and foreign national with the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa (as much as we can)
Is a world where every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation, Education and health.
Poverty alleviation through job creation
Is to inspire changing in the way the world treats children, help children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Is to work for economic and social empowerment of the poorest and most marginalized people by supporting the development of businesses and jobs.
To eradicate poverty amongst the underprivileged children with the focus on income generation through capacity building and empowerment.
Accountability: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children.
Ambition: We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children and community.
Collaboration: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children and community.
Creativity: We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children and community.
Integrity: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children and community.
BounceBack addresses the social-psycho, health and economic challenges facing South African communities and individuals.
Our mission is to provide children, youth, their families and educators with programs and supportive services that build strength of character and strength for the purpose of positive change.
The Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) is a small independent institution operating in South Africa but strongly networked across Africa.
IFAA aims to produce and promote constructive analysis of South African and African socioeconomic and political issues by conducting broad policy research and raising critical issues for debate in public forums. IFAA also supports a wide-range of initiatives that have the potential to contribute to national and regional development.
The Pride Shelter Trust is a non-profit organisation raising funds for and managing a shelter offering short-term accommodation to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community of greater Cape Town during crisis periods in their lives.
We also accommodate LGBTI people in crisis from elsewhere in South Africa and other African countries.
Our mission is to protect, safeguard and care about children, their families and communities, promoting their rights , well being and dignity. For the past 106 years Johannesburg Child Welfare (JCW) has been providing child care and protection services to thousands of abandoned, abused, neglected , orphaned and vulnerable children in the greater Johannesburg area.
To build and transform a children's ministry in to thriving urban hub where children choose to grow, live and play.
To give individual attention to children, families and focuses on mentor-ship, targeted enrichment, group support prevention and social education.
"Quality of life through Hospice Care"
Breede River Hospice responds who fall through the gap in the SA health delivery system for holistic palliative home care for the seriously ill.
No matter who or where you are in the Langeberg district, we will assist you and your family to manage so that serious illness does not become unmanageable. Including the family in physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual relief, as well as the patient, is the key to the impact that Hospice service makes.
The Vision of Sizanani Home and its outreach is to be a Centre of excellence that provide comprehensive care, development and empowerment for people with intellectual and physical disabilities in Southern Africa embodying Catholic Value.
Our Mission is to develop, empower and care for people with disabilities in order to improve their quality of life; through working intensively with the beneficiaries, their families, the employees and the surrounding communities.
Who we are?
Motheo was founded in 2012 by a group of young people that met in their childhood and through academia and the working world.
Initially a social grouping that met on regular intervals, the group’s purpose was expanded beyond the usual social engagements and a need to challenge ourselves collectively grew upon our members and this culminated in the formation and formal recognition of Motheo, the organisation.
What binds us together?
The members of Motheo are bound by a collective passion for the communities we come from, a desire to witness progress within these communities and broader society as we face off against a range of socio economic challenges.
We intend not only to witness this positive effect but, most importantly, to be a part of the solution by actively assuming roles that will contribute to such a positive movement.
Motheo members recognise that:
•Demobilized communities are self- defeating in the long run
•Recognizes the abundance of talent and potential within township and rural communities
•Acknowledges an important role schools, faith based, sporting and cultural formations play in their designated roles and how this effect could be multiplied if efforts were coordinated
•Sustainability lies in unlocking the potential and opening doors for the township and rural youth
We shall strive to unlock the potential of individuals and communities at large through entrepreneurship, education, sports and cultural initiatives, this in a bid to build strong, functioning and progressive communities.
We plan to identify opportunities and weaknesses in the communities we live in and serve, through projects turn the opportunities into viable initiatives and address weaknesses through knowledge sharing, mentorship and overall social mobilisation
Motheo Members’ Collective Values
Our organisation, its individual members and operations/initiatives it embarks on directly and/or that it supports will adhere to the spirit of Ubuntu, strive for excellence and base decisions, actions and policies on sound moral principles regardless what is at stake.
We value hard work, dedication, selflessness, positive cooperation and a constant pursuit to be better versions of our current self.
We equally discourage short termism, unfounded entitlement, mediocrity and a general lack of ambition.
How Motheo functions?
Although formed by a closed grouping of individuals, Motheo’s vision will be realised through open engagements with like-minded individuals and institutions from within and beyond our communities.
Motheo will from day 1 of its operations function along other institutions in a collaborative manner.
As such Motheo’s functional model will always take the form of;
•The organisation itself
•Collaborators (individuals and institutions)
•Subjects (the beneficiaries of our efforts)
Motheo is defined by projects it pursues, and its members work towards a common goal of the respective projects, in so doing our actions and their effects are valued far above our formal membership structure.
The Khusela Ikhaya project aims to reduce the spread of fire in informal settlements using specialised intumescent paint.
We believe that protecting the homes of employees, less fortunate individuals from the devastating affects of fire, while adding hope and vibrancy through the application of colour is a worthy corporate social responsibility initiative.
In addition to painting projects, we host painting events where local and foreign volunteers, school and church groups and corporate teams can interact with communities around the concept of a home.
CEEP does the following;
· assist other NGO with basic renovations,
At the moment CEEP is assisting students with the painting of the Smile Ward at the JHB General Hospital in Parktown JHB.
We are assisting the Tara Creche with basic renovations and need to paint the play room.
We ask teams to contribute to the cost of the project as our NGO partners are not able to help us cover these costs.
We are only based in JHB at this time.
People believing in themselves, working together to create healthy and caring communities.
We work with people and organisations to build physical, mental and social health and to inspire hope.
KPH is a pro-life organisation – We will not euthanase any animals if they can be healed and have a healthy, pain free, happy life. As most animals come from disadvantaged backgrounds, many require extensive veterinary care. Every animal also receives standard health care – vaccinations, de-worming, flea control and sterilisation.
The COPD Foundation - C.A.R.E. Group is a working group run under the auspices of the South African Thoracic Society (SATS) by Dr Sabs Abdool-Gaffar.
The aim is to improve awareness of this disease and its management. SATS is made up of health-care providers involved in the care of patients with respiratory disorders.
Little Elephant Training Centre for Early Education
We are an early childhood development (ECD) NPO working to provide early learning for children who would otherwise not have access to these services.
We work in deep rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal and currently reach over 2000 children with our non-centre based ECD services.
LETCEE also offers accredited ECD training, increasing the number of ECD practitioners in our communities and therefore improving our children's access to ECD services. We train around 250 students at any one time.
Rising stars day care is an Nonprofit early childhood development centre in Lawley South of Johannesburg . We provide and care for 71 children in need from the informal settlement .
Mihandzu is a program set to improve the educational understanding and performance of learners from backgrounds of poverty and other social upheavals. We conduct Saturday tutorials in mathematics (grade 8 and 9) and IT (grade 10 and 11) at JB Matabane Secondary School.
IFFD is an organisation founded by the indigenous Malawians in order to see to the societal needs of Muslims in Malawi. IFFD is registered as non-Profit company in South Africa. Registration Number: 2017/219825/08
How did the omdatTRUST come about?
Steve van Heerden, founder of the omdatTRUST, registered the trust on 03 February 2010. He created the omdatTRUST, because he wanted to give something back to the underprivileged, and because he believed that it’s better to give than to receive. It was especially children with disabilities and also needy animals that caught his attention.
Sadly in 2011, Steve’s short and promising life came to an unexpected end, after he became a less fortunate victim of an armed robbery incident while at his home.
Nevertheless, with the encouragement and support of family and friends, it was decided to continue with the omdatTRUST. The motivation was to complete Steve’s unfulfilled motion of generosity.
Steve leaves a legacy and is an example to us all, because he had a heart of gold, because… this is who Steve was.
The above NPO called HipHopFreaks Youth Development, We make it our duty to our best of our ability to inspire youth and warn them against Drugs and gang activities.
As NPO stern us to educate our children through drama, rap and dance as much as possible. Publicity of opposition against crime, missing a large scale in disadvantaged settlements and achieve little if at all. The ears, hearts and minds of our bright future leaders.
We increase the employability of women across the Western Cape.
Our mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional clothing and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and life. We need your help to keep changing lives.
We hope to serve the women of Cape Town from our Claremont showroom(opening soonest) and hope to extend our reach by sending clothing to women of rural areas through our outreach program.
THE FOUNDATION: The main purpose of Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival Southern Africa Foundation NPC / NPO (NPC registration number: 2016/283475/08) (NPO registration number: 181‐161) are to assist the greater Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, in supporting causes and charitable events, providing education and awareness programs, and creating an ethos of care within the community and beyond. To achieve its objectives, the organizations will mainly rely on sponsorship and donation income from the public and corporate sector. The organizations value the use of spectacle, pageantry, theatre, creativity, recreation, music, design, multi-media, and other forms of artistic expression, to create LGBTQ+ awareness/celebration, eliminate stigma and promote pride-consciousness as a philosophy for living and being well.
A notable accomplishment of Pink Loerie is the charity drive for local charities such as Loeriehof Old Age Home in Graham Street, Vermont Retirement Village, Knysna Animal Welfare, Paula Whitney Preschool and the Mayor’s Relief Fund. The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras & Arts Festival is, therefore, a time of celebration, but a celebration with a purpose.
THE HISTORY OF PINK LOERIE: The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival is a story that begins with the idyllic coastal town of Knysna. Knysna (a local Khoikhoi word that legend has it, means ‘ferns’), lies 1200km south of Johannesburg and east of Port Elizabeth. Once, one of the best-kept secrets in South Africa, the now much-loved town of Knysna is on the Garden Route and is surrounded by lush indigenous South African rainforests spilling out into a crystalline estuary; fed by the Knysna River. For the past seventeen years, at the end of April and the first week of May, Knysna has also become home to one of the freshest and most exciting LGBTQ+ celebrations around the world – the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival.
Initially, it was started by local businessmen to entice tourists to the town during the traditionally slow month of May, and reinvigorate the local economy. It was run by Juan Lerm until 2009, and the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras became an event that would not only incorporate the local region’s gay identity expression, but it also celebrated the cultural contributions made by the gay community, and in so doing, overcame a prior history of suppression in the area. With an ever increasingly visible LGBTQ+ community, Knysna’s Pink Loerie has systematically become one of the most written about must-see annual celebrations within the international LGBTQ+ community.
During the early days of the event’s creation, the organisers had first envisioned to have the event rollout as a parade, similar to the famous Pride events celebrating diversity found around the world. The next evolution of the concept was to host a parade as well as a party, akin to that of the Sydney Mardi Gras. While acknowledging that the region needed an event that provided a celebratory and creative outlet for its local LGBTQ+ community, the organisers agreed that whatever was created should go a step beyond that of the traditional, better known Pride parades. It should be a celebration, a carnival – and a carnival with a purpose too. This allowed the event to incorporate all residents and visitors in the town, regardless of their sexuality, and celebrate the rich diversity of people from the Greater Municipality of Eden area as well, which incorporates Knysna and nearby George. It became an event that truly embraced the ideals of equality and freedom, whilst essentially remaining a celebration of gay culture and queer freedom, it was to serve as a platform where LGBTQ+ cultural and political issues could be debated and addressed, in an informal and relaxed setting. Issues such as sexual education, HIV/Aids and acceptance from all sides of the community were often primary themes of discussion and celebration. After some initial discussions with the local government and a whopper of a fundraiser (that proved just how much support they had from all areas of the community) they were ready to begin …
And so, in 2001, the very first Pink Loerie Mardi Gras was launched, and to say it was a huge success is an understatement. It was the birth of a new, culturally aware and uniquely South African version of the European Pride, and to date, the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras provides a wider range of events, exhibitions and gatherings to focus on creative and political endeavors within the South African and international Queer communities, including Performing art shows, dance parties, art exhibitions and charity drives that provoke thought and debate as well as good old-fashioned fun! And, for the more outdoor oriented, there have been excursions to local tourist attractions such as Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, as well as lagoon rides on the cruise boats on offer.
At its heart, the Pink Loerie is a festival and a celebration; so, dancing, fun and music also played an enormous part of the event, with daily shows being held at various locations throughout the town and club nights. This beautiful tradition of celebration, Pride and creative expression in a gorgeous setting has continued to glitter and thrive for over sixteen years.
The grand finale of the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras, the Parade and after-party, is held on the final weekend of the celebrations. The festival attracts floats, performers and DJ’s from all over the world and local businesses also get into to the spirit, competing for the best Pink Loerie window display.
This festival is the event where Knysna comes into its own, with the locals showing the full extent of hospitality, diversity and fanfare and festive spirit that is the backbone of the event, and the reason that people keep coming back every year.
Some of our previous events: http://www.pinkloeriefoundation.com/archives/ (including Mr Gay World 2015)
Sinakekele Children is a ministry to abandoned babies and Aids orphans.
We run a transition home for babies. We care for babies between the ages of newborn and 3 years - pending their placement into "forever families".
We also run a library and recreation center for the children in the impoverished area of Oakford / Osindisweni.
We do outreach into the community, and do hospital visits and home visits.
We love having passionate compassionate energetic volunteers to input into the lives of the little children we have the privilege of caring for.
We help the community in general by encouraging sports activity.
The organisation helps to take children from the street to come and join our activties like soccer so that they can stay away from drugs
We help the elderly with recreation by offering exercise classes, as well as knitting and any form of art work. We also encourage the youth to be active in sports - hereby removing them from the streets.
The organisation mostly deals with sport, particularly soccer. We have 7 teams under our organisation also including the old aged group. The organisation also hosts tournaments and hosts several activities for the younger generation.
New Hope Foundation Africa (NHFA) is an International Humanitarian organization that Promotes the attainment of the 17 United Nations Global Goals on Sustainable Development, it focuses it's actions on community development , putting to practice its social enterprising concept through actions which are implemented through its 6 core activities on self-help projects to make women and young people self-sustainable, it offers New Hope as it's name portrays
Our vision is to shape a better world for current and future generations, by meeting the fundamental human needs of all its people.
Gives voice to the unheard through education and literacy programmes
Constitutes strong, economically prosperous & self-reliant communities
Manages its limited ecological resources responsibly
To enable sustainable community development
The Ark was started for the homeless, unemployed, abandoned, rejected and / or addicted women, children and men of South Africa.
We provide temporary shelter, food, clothing, spiritual, emotional as well as practical restoration to anyone in need. We also provide a wide range of services all on one premises. Presently we have almost 750 people receiving 2,250 meals per day.
Mantombi Wellness aims to combat teenage pregnancies, suicide and the escalation of mental disorders in young women, through education, counselling, support and awareness.
Mantombi is an initiative to help young teens with pregnancy, depression and suicide.
You do not have to go through life alone.
We are here for you always!
KPH is a pro-life organisation – We will not euthanase any animals if they can be healed and have a healthy, pain free, happy life. As most animals come from disadvantaged backgrounds, many require extensive veterinary care. Every animal also receives standard health care – vaccinations, de-worming, flea control and sterilisation.
We are a community-based, non-profit organisation (NPO).
We provide palliative home-based care services for people. We care for the terminally ill and their families in the comfort of their own homes, this includes cooking, cleaning and ensuring adherence to medication. We run a day-care centre for children aged between 1 and 6 years old.
We also run an after school drop-in centre for children, where we help with homework and provide a small meal. Occasionally we distribute food parcels to children of foreign nationals as they do not qualify for government social assistance.
We know that some of us can use drugs without a problem. We also know that some of us can't.
At The Clear Option, we understand that you are a unique individual, and that your treatment program should be just as individual. We understand that drug testing at work is not to catch you out, but to make sure you are healthy - even if you used last night. We understand that the public deserves to know the truth, even if it means going against the flow. We believe in advocating for better drug laws. We believe in using all sorts of media to educate kids and adults about the realities of drugs and drug use & misuse.
We believe that plants like cannabis are medicine, and if it works to help you get off crystal or H, we think you should use it. It's not the gateway drug. It's the exit drug.
We are The Clear Option.
The ABH is a registered NPO and PBO offering care and shelter to a variety of groups which include the aged and frail, victims of violence & abuse, children in need and the mentally & physically disabled.
For every orphan, a brighter future, for every aged person, light in their twilight years, for every victim of abuse, another opportunity.
To provide assisted care for the Aged, Disabled and Orphaned and vulnerable children of society.
THE FOUNDATION: The main purpose of the World Gay Foundation NPC / NPO (NPC registration number: 2016/302304/08) (NPO registration number: 181-515) are to assist the greater Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) community, in supporting causes and charitable events, providing education and awareness programs, and creating an ethos of care within the community and beyond. To achieve its objectives, the organizations will mainly rely on sponsorship and donation income from the public and corporate sector. The organizations value the use of spectacle, pageantry, theatre, creativity, recreation, music, design, multi-media, and other forms of artistic expression, to create LGBTQ+ awareness/celebration, eliminate stigma and promote pride-consciousness as a philosophy for living and being well.
THE EVENT: Mr Gay World Southern Africa is searching for a unique and multi-faceted gay male to represent South Africa. What is required of him is no small feat. He needs to be switched on, kind, passionate about change, charismatic and an all-rounder who can function consistently as an ambassador and spokesperson for the LGBTQ community. He needs to be the voice for many who are not being heard, which requires a compassionate and considerate nature.
The delegate chosen needs to embody magnetism and sex appeal while still maintaining a good head on his shoulders. As with any pageant, he needs to be attractive, but many qualities make someone attractive, and not all of them are external.
ABOUT: The Mr Gay World Southern Africa competition replaces the previous competition to select the South African delegate for Mr Gay World and the umbrella of Mr Gay World Southern Africa we have always intended to send representatives for South Africa as well as other Southern African countries to Mr Gay World, should suitable candidates be found to represent their respective countries. Unfortunately, our financial and logistical restraints currently do not enable us to do so. We hope to secure the funds to make this a reality soon so that we can provide other Southern African countries with a platform for their own LGBTQ ambassador too. We would appreciate any help that can be offered to make this a reality.
Including entrants of colour and other demographics that represent the majority of Southern Africans is essential to us. Mr Gay World Southern Africa must be a true reflection of this country. Stigma and social pressure within the communities they reside in have prevented many young men of colour from entering due to fear, resulting in them being in the minority of entrants until recent years. This must and will change. We have had two South African entrants to go on to win the title of Mr Gay World in the past, and we look forward to facilitating the reign of a future Mr Gay World of colour too.
VISIBILITY OF LGBTQ+ CITIZENS
CAUSE: The LGBTQ+ Community is still marginalized in many pockets of South African society, and within this community as a whole, there are subgroups such as the Trans community and the lesbian community in rural areas, which are particularly hard hit by prejudice, violence and hate crimes. This fundraiser aims to function as a platform that will allow those in the LGBTQ+ community (and their allies) who do enjoy some kind of privilege, ability, or influence, to be able to help these less fortunate members of the community. It aims to bring about cohesion and support, and the emancipation and strengthening of the community as a whole. If we can help one another, we all benefit.
GOAL: To raise awareness of hate crimes against vulnerable members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as amplify, remember and celebrate the positive contribution of LGBTQ+ in larger society.
PURPOSE: To raise practical financial assistance that directly benefits Non-Profit Organizations that are dedicated to working with the LGBTQ+ communities in different regions of South Africa. Every year a particularly vulnerable group of our community will be identified and funds will be raised to uplift this constituency in order to benefit us all in the long-term.
The Association of Christian Schools International (Southern Africa) is an association that supports independent Christian schools in Southern Africa. We have 89 member schools in South Africa as well as members in Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Malawi.
ACSI’s vision is to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Africa Jam connects with volunteers from South Africa and all around the year to expand its life-changing programs.
No matter where you live there is a way that you can share your time and talent with Africa Jam youth.
Providing hope, unity & community in the lives of youth regardless of race,
culture or socio-economic background.
Since October 2009 the CanSurvive support groups have provided a caring and confidential environment in which patients can share their experiences and concerns and obtain support and useful information from others who have been through similar experiences.
Support is provided for all types of cancer at various levels and patients, caregivers and friends are welcome at the meetings.
Meetings are held on the first Saturday of every month at Netcare, Krugersdorp and on the second Saturday at Hazeldene Hall, Parktown.
The excellent speakers also serve to further Cancer Buddy training, whilst allowing Buddies a convenient place to meet patients. These meetings are hosted by Netcare.
A special CanSurvive Head and Neck support group meets on the first Thursday of each month at Rehab Matters in Rivonia and groups were recently started in Jabulani, Soweto and at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
The African Diaspora Forum was created in immediate reaction to the xenophobic attacks rising in May 2008. Several community leaders and concerned residents in South Africa, called by Ivorian community leader Marc Gbaffou and Carnival organiser and pan african enthusiast Rayban Sengwayo, came together and decided to create a platform for African migrants to voice their concern and work for an integrated society.
The African Diaspora Forum is a non profit organisation open to all willing individuals and organisations sharing the objectives of the Forum. Its originality consists in the union of a number of organisations representing African migrant communities living in South Africa.
So far 21 African countries are represented in the Forum: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
African Angels is an established and committed non profit organization successfully running an educational sponsorship programme in the East Coast Resorts area, benefitting 28 orphaned and vulnerable children living in the area.
African Angels Independent School, located in Chintsa East, just outside East London in the Eastern Cape South Africa, offers high quality education to some of the most disadvantaged children in the area, at a very low cost to parents / carers. The School provides educational opportunity to orphaned and/or vulnerable children in the Chintsa East and Glen Eden townships.
The South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) is a non-profit organisation, based in Cape Town, South Africa. We provide education, life skills, and psycho-social support programmes for children youth and education providers.
We began in 1994 as a vision sparked between several committed learners at a township high-school and an environmental lawyer, Norton Tennille, who is passionate about education.
SAEP’s culture still reflects the early days of the organisation where bright young people were invited into our founders’ home to dream and to learn together.
African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.
Africa’s greatest need is ethical and entrepreneurial leadership. Too often, we only invest in addressing the symptoms of poor leadership in Africa: we give blankets, food, and medicine to those impacted by war, poverty, and famine. But these efforts will never stop unless we develop leaders who prevent wars, entrepreneurs who create jobs, and innovators that develop lasting solutions to the root causes of Africa’s problems. We aim to develop the future Nelson Mandela, the next Wangari Maathai, and the African Bill Gates.
The Animal Welfare Society of South Africa offers a full range of veterinary services to the underprivileged and disadvantaged communities of Cape Town.
We are committed to sterilizing every animal that comes through our hospital as our contribution to reducing the number of strays and unwanted animals in Cape Town.
Animal Allies, a registered Non Profit Organisation was started in January 2010. Armed with traps, nets and little experience we embarked on our first feral cat capture.
Our goal was to trap, neuter and release (TNR) as well as vaccinate, feral cats around Gauteng, thus preventing the spread of certain diseases as well as overpopulation.
While we focused on feral cats people approached us on a daily basis to help with sterilisation’s and veterinary care in poorer communities. Thousands of animals live in and amongst the poorest community settlements and have limited or no access to veterinary services. The result is untold suffering. This led us to our first sterilisation campaign in September 2011, where we dewormed, vaccinated and sterilised close to 600 dogs and cats free of charge.
There are so many abused, abandoned and suffering animals that desperately need help. We have realised that the only way to end this is through education and sterilization. By focusing on these we are hoping to decrease the amount of suffering, unwanted animals and subsequently reduce the euthanasia rate.
Each animal that is saved from brutality, neglect and starvation is a victory for us in our objective of preventing cruelty to animals.
PinkDrive, South Africa’s best-loved Breast Cancer Community Carer, is the indispensable, tangible breast cancer Non-Profit Company (NPC), powering South Africa’s mobile Women’s Health Mammography and Gynaecology Units. PinkDrive’s underlying message is ‘Early Detection Saves Lives’.
All PinkDrive units travel to semi-urban and urban areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling all medically uninsured access to women’s health services. These services include free education on women’s health, free mammograms, free pap smears, free clinical examinations and how to do breast self-examinations.
The plight of abandoned babies came to our attention in 2002. Inspired by the abandonment and fostering of the Biblical Moses, we opened our first home, in Roodepoort, in April 2003. In 2008 we expanded to admit toddlers and in 2012 we began admitting teenagers.
By 2012 we had admitted more than 200 children and placed more than 140 with adoptive or foster families. As long as there is space we continue to admit any abandoned child, whether disabled, abused or terminally ill.
The Animal Rescue Organisation is a registered NGO (003-967-NPO), established in 1986 to relieve the suffering of animals living within indigent communities across the Cape Metropole. ARO sends mobile clinics, run by registered and experienced AWA’s (Animal Welfare Assistants) into extremely poor and indigent areas including, but not limited to, Guguletu, Nyanga, Delft, Browns Farm and similar areas within the wider Cape Metropole.
ARO runs a fully equipped welfare hospital at 5 Olieboom Road, Ottery providing a welfare service to members of the public earning less than R15000 gross monthly household income. ARO reserves the right to request a means test before treatment is given.
ARO is not funded by the Government and has to raise approximately R5million annually by way of donations, gifts in kind, grants, legacies and special fundraising events.
Animal Lighthouse is a pro-life animal sanctuary for township animals, and we are the only shelter in Vredenburg.
Ronel Basson had a dream of someday running her own rescue haven where mistreated, abused and neglected animals could come to heal and find love and peace. Well, it is no longer just a dream - welcome to Animal Lighthouse Shelter. The only shelter in Vredenburg.
Creating consistent community interaction through volunteerism.
Our vision is to ensure that abandoned children are shown love and care through personal interaction by spending time playing games and engaging in everyday activities as we would with our own children.
We help many Childrens Homes accross the Eastern Cape. We receive support from whomever and wherever we can. We are always looking for more volunteers and helpers to assist the caretakers and to spend time with the children.
PHILISA ABAFAZI BETHU, name is deriving from one of our 9 languages of South Africa which means HEAL OUR WOMEN. Founder member and Director Lucinda Evans saw this great need for a women’s development program to be started up in the greater Lavender Hill community which is 30 km from the Cape Town city centre on the Cape Flats.
This community has a population of over 50 000 people which more than 60% of this population is unemployed. Most of the population is women and also more than 50% of the women are unemployed but also single mothers, and survivors of Gender Violence. This community has a history of economic poverty, marginalized which led to crime. There is a high rate of Child abuse and Domestic violence. The mission of the organization is to advocate for the rights of Women and Children by Education Women around Human rights and also Economic empowerment through skills building.
The organization’s main objectives are:
1. To provide a safe space, support and educating women, and children who are victims of sexual, domestic and family violence about their rights, to be able to live freely and without fear.
2. To provide support for women, young girls and children who are infected and affected with HIV/AIDS, TB and STI as a result of Rape, through education focusing on literacy so that these individuals will be able to live productive lives without fear of stigma and discrimination.
3. To assist women to become entrepreneurs through income generating activities, for example Arts and Crafts.
Just Grace is a non-profit company with the overarching objective of poverty alleviation in Langa, Cape Town.
Our first initiative is the Education Programme which involves after-school maths, science and accounting tutoring, career guidance and mentorship for grade 10, 11 and 12 learners. The programme is open to any learners who live or attend school in Langa.
This programme is designed to assist the youth in Langa to reach their full potential and to meaningfully contribute in society.
Children reading with confidence
• to create a passion and enjoyment for reading;
• to instil a love for books;
• to demonstrate that reading is fun;
• to mentor a child from a disadvantaged background – every child needs a positive role model;
• to instil and elevate self-esteem and self-confidence in all children by speaking words of affirmation.
In Touch Community Upliftment Projects, established on 10 July 2017, is a non-profit organisation based in the Glencoe / Dundee area of Kwazulu-Natal, serving the communities of Glencoe and Dundee.
Our aim is to assist needy people in the social context, regardless of colour, creed, background or sex, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, with their immediate needs, and along every step of the way in order to become self-sufficient and once again take their rightful place in society, and to firmly establish In Touch as a developmental welfare organisation that continually strives to improve the quality of life and fight poverty.
The Organisation concentrates on assisting people who cannot take care of themselves, educating the youth about sex, pregnancy and HIV/AIDS, provide skills training on a broader scale, rebuilding or reshaping people to once again become whole, learning to maintain a balanced life, spiritually, socially, physically and mentally to function as a contributing member of society. To achieve this the organisation functioning either on its own or in partnership with other stakeholders in the community, endeavour to first and foremost provide as many as possible needy persons and people living on the streets with at least one meal a day, toiletries and cleaning materials and assistance in obtaining the proper medical care when necessary. We also attempt to reconcile people with their families, and to find suitable employment through skills development projects, and the placement of candidates with firms.
The organisation thus serves as a microcosm in which people can rehabilitate, train and adjust at their own pace, while their basic needs are being catered to, thus enabling the individual to concentrate on the task at hand, which is training and preparation to be re-absorbed in mainstream society. In order to achieve our goals, we are completely dependent on the community.
Our Organisations Specialist Work and Projects
In Touch Community Upliftment Projects is a registered Non-Profit Company registered with the Department of Trade and Industry.
Our projects fall into two divisions, the first being fund raising (eg. through the sale of products from one of our projects) and the second being funds distribution and service delivery, an example of which would be the provision of food parcels, or access to the job market.
We identify the skills that our people have, and according to their skills, abilities and ambition give them the opportunity to partake in one of our existing projects, or start their own business venture.
Furthermore, we will be providing public access internet terminals, thus enabling members of the community to do research for studies or searching for employment, a skill that the Organisation shall also provide free of charge.
We shall also assist those unable to do so themselves to apply for any SASSA grants that they may qualify for, by explaining the processes to them and liaising with SASSA.
The Organisation will also constantly liase with other NGO’s, PBO’s, Government Departments and the media on matters pertaining to the welfare of the community.
In Touch Community Upliftment Projects will also assist with referrals to the available NGO’s, PBO’s and Government Departments dealing with the specific need of the community member, for example referrals to shelters, crisis centres, substance abuse treatment facilities, facilities caring for the aged to name a few, acting as a hub for the sharing of information between all stakeholders in the community, whether individuals, organisations or the business community.
What we are asking for is your support of our projects, which have been developed to assist the community, individuals, business and government in working towards achieving a better life for all.
One of our greatest challenges at present is to create an awareness of the Organisation and its work in the community and business community. We shall start to address this by launching a door-to-door campaign to inform the public and business community of our work, vision and goals. We shall also be launching a media campaign through the local print media, e-mail marketing and creating a web presence for the organisation by setting up a website, Twitter profile and Facebook profile, where supporters and donors can keep track of what we are doing.
By supporting our projects, you are investing in the future of, and making a tangible difference in the lives of people. By touching the life of one person you are making a positive difference to the lives of many more people who are in turn affected and influenced by this one person being given another chance, and taking up a role as a fully functional member of society.
Consider this: what would the impact be if there were less hungry, destitute, impoverished and unemployed people in our country, and how would that influence you personally in terms of the high crime rate, poor service delivery, corruption and social decay?
Our Main Project
We need a base to operate from. These premises will be used for training, such as Basic Adult Literacy, Basic Computer Skills, Sustainable vegetable gardening and assistance with education in, and establishing entrepreneurial businesses and the other functions of the organisation already mentioned in this introduction.
All directors of the organisation are volunteers, and the setup cost of the organisation is currently paid in its entirety from limited personal funds.
Our company accounts are open for inspection to any interested party at all times.
A long term project of ours is to restore the old Railway Institute in Glencoe as a community project which can serve as a community centre and training centre.
Brownie Points is a nonprofit ad agency and social platform that connects nonprofit organisations, businesses and individuals to facilitate greater, measured impact through incentivised volunteering and donating.
To provide education to children between the ages of 2-6 years
To assist the working parent by looking after their children, in a safe and clean environment
To proper nutrition food during their stay
To provide a stimulating daily activity programmer, which is sensitive to their holistic need at this stage of their formative years
To ensure that the standard of Martha's Educare Centre meet the requirements of an adequate Educare programme and of the relevant authorities.
To engage in activities that will advance the interest of Martha's Educare Centre.
To employee staff on non-sexist basis to run good programmes
Retina SA is the only Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to finding treatments and cures for Retinal blinding conditions such as Retinitis Pigmentosa, Macular Degeneration, Usher Syndrome and allied retinal degenerative conditions.
Blue Sky Society Trust is a NPO that was started by Carla Geyser in 2012. Our main aim is to connect people, projects and the planet and we do this by raising money for various worthwhile humanitarian and conservation projects. We are PASSIONATE about the conservation of animals and the upliftment of communities.
The Blue Sky Society is more than a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people and animals in need; it’s a way of living. Just by thinking positively and being proactive, you are contributing to change for the better.Although we have big Ideas and huge fundraising prospects, the ripple of change begins with you and me getting involved. The sky’s the limit for what we can achieve and our vision is to identify and manage various projects where people can give of their time, expertise, ideas and funds to recognized charities and support the valuable work they do.
We want to connect you with causes you are passionate about and together make a genuine difference in this beautiful place we call ‘Mamma Afrika’. We strive to improve the development conditions of children in the less fortunate communities by raising funds for various projects.
FORA is a shelter for unwanted dogs and cats, situated in Krugersdorp (Mogale City) Gauteng.
We adhere to a pro quality of life policy and operate on the three R's principal - Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome.
Little Angels is a home for children with special needs, situated in Somerset West in the Western Cape. We are a full-time, community-based care facility dedicated to empowering and encouraging our Little Angels to develop to their full potential by improving their physical or mental performance and thus enjoying a better quality of life. We aim to provide a safe haven for the children and ensure that they receive the correct and proper medication and treatment, special care that their parents often cannot afford to provide.
Africa Food for Thought (AFFT). AFFT is a non-profit organization (NPO: 045/928), run largely by volunteers, and is essentially focused on equipping and supplying school feeding programmes. We are also involved in numerous community projects, self-help/empowerment projects and shelters and half-way houses.
Our aim is to help those who need it the most: the vulnerable and marginalized. We have been registered with SARS as a tax-exempt Public Benefit Organisation in terms of section 30 of the Income Tax Act (PBO 930024731). Currently, about 98% of the children who benefit from our various programmes are black, though this is not a stipulation of whom we help.
We currently support fifteen school feeding projects (15), three community projects (3), twenty-three (25) crèches and one hundred and twenty-five (125) orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) households where parents are incapacitated, absent or are looking after children other than their own. In total, we support more than sixteen thousand children.
Whilst we equip and supply the projects with utensils, cooking equipment and food to supplement the Government feeding scheme (where it runs), it is the parents and community volunteers who run the project, do the cooking and serving. In this way, we encourage schools and communities to own the project. We believe in empowering people and communities rather than creating a spirit of dependency. The food we supply enables children to have a more balanced diet than if they were dependent on the government scheme alone – which rarely supplies enough for all the children who need assistance in nutrition.
Children attending the crèches receive 4 meals per day. Thus enabling them to develop physically and emotionally. Children that fall behind at this time hardly ever catch up. The families receive monthly food parcels designed to sustain them.
During our work with the schools, it came to our attention that whilst all the children come from disadvantaged and impoverished backgrounds, some of the children were particularly vulnerable, often orphaned by the AIDs epidemic and living in child-headed households. These children are often not receiving any grant or aid from the government, sometimes through ignorance, sometimes through fear of being institutionalized, and sometimes through lack of documentation (birth certificates etc.) These 125 households receive monthly food parcels. These parcels generally contain the basic staples required for nutritional survival, although we do try to include items for personal hygiene, clothing, bedding etc.
As some of the children we support finish high school we are looking for ways to help them to become more employable. The Peter France Bursary Fund was established to assist our youth with skills developments and post matric studies which will help our families to become self-sustaining.
Senecio is committed to improving the lives and circumstances of children with physical disabilities in underprivileged, under-serviced areas through therapeutic intervention, lobbying and establishing strategic partnerships. Senecio is further committed to offering sustainable support and care by empowering these children’s caregivers through effective training and placing them in contact with relevant resources.
Advancing Healthcare for all. Cipla Foundation SA symbolises how we advance healthcare for the public, corporate South Africa and National Government. It is our call to arms for the collaborative effort needed from all players to take on the challenges across Healthcare, Education and Enterprise Development.
Since its inception, ‘Caring for Life’ has been at the forefront of the business philosophy of Cipla and remains an important driver for doing business.
Our particular strength is our work with children who have special needs, like premature babies, children born with fetal alcohol syndrome, HIV or any developmental delays due to neglect. With our team of volunteer specialists we aim to give every baby the best chance to overcome their developmental challenges
The Cradle of Hope was founded after married couple Melodie and Albertus van Brakel and close friend, Henry Albertyn, discovered they shared a common goal - to uplift the underprivileged, in particular destitute women and children.
The Cradle of Hope is an independent, social upliftment organisation that strives to assist women and their children who are destitute and in need of psycho-social assistance, child care, comfortable safe housing, nutritious food, trauma debriefing, individual and group counselling and life-skills orientation.
We offer self-supporting skills for example needlework classes, jewellery manufacturing and basic computer training.
Badisa provides services in the area of child protection and youth development, family care and adoption, elderly care and health care, early childhood development, substance dependency, disability care and support, community development, poverty relief and support to people affected by HIV. The organization has a holistic approach in providing professional services to those in need from the cradle to the grave, regardless of their race or religion.
Nourish is an NPO registered in South Africa.
Our focus is growing resilient communities. We believe in fighting poaching through fighting poverty - and thus all of our projects are integrated, holistic, sustainable; to grow a better tomorrow.
We are committed to social reformation in the area of disability. Our aim is to promote APD as a responsible organization doing essential work. We actively pursue mainstream business and fundraising opportunities for the purpose of changing the lives of persons with disabilities.
Bellavista School is an independent preparatory school for children with learning potential who are experiencing specific or generalised learning difficulties, which prevent them from achieving success in a mainstream school environment.
Beacon of Hope7 is a non-profit Christian organization which was established in 2008 by Pastor Terence Europa. The birth of the organization was as a result of a change in his ministry. At the time of the birth of Beacon of Hope 7 Pastor Terence was pastoring a church. At the end of 2007 he felt that God was changing his ministry from pastoring a church to ministering to the wider body of Christ. He regularly takes apostolic teams into the mission field to proclaim the message of the gospel of the Kingdom of God.
Adults Living With Intellectual Disabilities
A registered and compliant Non Profit Organisation situated in Sunvalley, Kyalami, Johannesburg. It is a home for adults living with Intellectual Disabilities. The Centre is a non-racial facility that provides both residential and day care services to our beneficiaries.
Cluny Farm Centre is a working farm in Sun Valley Kyalami which provides a home, care , security and an environment for self-development for adults living with intellectual disabilities.
Bikkur Cholim (The Jewish Society for Visiting the Sick) is a group of dedicated volunteers who go on a regular basis to visit various hospitals, clinics and nursing homes in the Johannesburg area. We offer comfort to patients, a token gift, and any other support, whether it is a lift back from the hospital, a meal the night that they get home or accessing medical equipment.
The Dalton Education Trust was founded by ZuluWaters Game Reserve in 2008 as a way to give back to the surrounding communities of Dalton Bridge, Ezindikini and Mhubheni. It has a specific focus on Early Childhood Development, and aims to provide an intervention that addresses the current needs of the community, while also investing in the future of the area’s children.
Stimulation during their formative years is crucial for children because, if early needs are not met, there is a knock-on effect throughout their later development. A solid pre-school education is key for success, and provides the foundation for skills development as the child grows.
Dr. Bill Winston is a visionary leader whose mission is to empower Believers through teaching and preaching the uncompromised Word of God.
Our mission is preaching the gospel of the kingdom throughout the world and training believers how to live independently of this world’s system and have dominion over it.
We assist unemployed mommies to earn an income to support themselves and their children, this is how:
We take your donations of clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, and household items, we sort through them, and package them for the mommies to collect and either use for themselves, or sell to their communities to earn an income.
Without a matric, most of these mommies have struggled for years to earn an income and for the first time are not relying on soup kitchens or handouts. They are self supportive, and proudly show their children their rewards of hard work!!
If you have any second-hand clothing, shoes, toys, household items to donate please use one of the below drop off points, or contact us for larger collections:
1. Saicom Voice Services, Wanderers Office Park, 52 Corlett drive, Illovo (Oval East building, 1st floor)
2. Prestige Dry Cleaners, Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Kingfisher Drive, Fourways
3. Prestige Dry Cleaners, Merrow Down Plaza, Cnr Witkoppen and Leslie Road, Magaliessig
4. Lingerie and Leisure, Bryanston Shopping Centre, Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston
5. Puppy Palace, 68 Marie Ave, Parkmore, Sandton
6. Wax on Wax Off, Ground Floor, Shop 8, The Lancaster Lifestyle Centre, Cnr of Lancaster & Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park
7. Pretty Woman. Shop 4, 13 Northfield road Glenhazel
Thank you again for helping us to help moms to earn an income. The self respect, self worth, and self esteem that these mom's have by helping themselves to help their families is the greatest gift!!!
For those who have asked about donating money, this is always appreciated, and goes towards our monthly operational costs.
Hashtag Second Chances NPC
Account: 625 7298 5392
Branch: 250 655
Thank you for helping us to help those in need!!
The Lebanon ARROHHH (Assoc for the Rescue & Rehab of Humans, Huskies & Horses) or better known as Husky Rescue KZN rescues, rehabilitates and rehome abused, neglected and abandoned Huskies in KZN, South Africa.
The Siberians that are rescued by the Lebanon Farm will firstly have their basic needs met i.e.: food & water, shelter and medical care where necessary. All the Siberians that come into Lebanon will be sterilised - without exception. Rehabilitation will follow the principle of exercise, discipline and affection after which they are rehomed into responsible forever homes.
BirdLife South Africa is a registered non-profit, public benefit environmental organization and the only dedicated bird-conservation organisation in South Africa. We have over 6 000 members in 32 bird clubs throughout South Africa. BirdLife South Africa produces its own birds and bird-watching magazine, African Birdlife, and a scientific journal, Ostrich. BirdLife South Africa is honoured to have three distinguished South Africans, Mrs Gaynor Rupert, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Mr Mark Shuttleworth, as its Honorary Patrons.
We equip blind people with the skills they need to fully and independently participate in society. This includes support in living without assistance, getting about, using technology, reading, working and socialising. All this is made possible through advocacy, our Education Committee, Braille Services, orientation and mobility services and our employment programme. It is through this, and the support of our donors, that we connect South African’s who are blind or visually impaired with the world they live in.
Bitou Family Care is giving a home to those kids who experienced major family crises and conflicts, neglection, physical, emotional or sexual abuse or other traumatic happenings that are making it impossible for the children to stay in their former homes.
The Black Sash is an independent, non-governmental Human Rights organisation that has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in South Africa for 58 years.
Our Vision is making human rights real.
Early Childhood education is our priority and rightly so it should also be yours as a parent!
We have taken up the responsibility of the early childhood education of about 40 kids
and our aim is to constantly achieve the following objectives:
1. Provide partial care service to children of the community in and around the Blackheath and greater Blue Downs area. 2. Bridge the gap between the informal and formal school education. 3. Provide the holistic development (emotional, social, physical, intellectual, cognitive, moral, values) of the child. 4. Assist in the protection and treatment of the children of all races, colour, creed and culture,
as stipulated in the Children’s Act of the South African Constitution.
We help care for children that have been neglected, abandoned or abused. We also help integrate the children back into school so that they will get an education and offer a positive input in our society.
Abraham Kriel Childcare (AKC) is a registered NPO providing care and skills development for traumatised children and youth in need, in the greater Johannesburg area.
We provide shelter, physical care, rehabilitation and skills development for beneficiaries that had been subjected to trauma, abuse, molestation, poverty, neglect and unemployment. This is done via residential care, community services and educational programmes.
We exist to Serve, Encourage and Equip local churches in Africa by developing long-term relationships with pastors, assisting churches with evangelistic and mercy related projects, providing administrative structures necessary for Orphan care and facilitating Training for church planters, female outreach workers and ministry apprentices.
ACTIONARTE IS A MULTIFACETED NPO FOUNDED IN 2010
WE HAVE THREE CORE FOCUSES:
1: Our community outreach program – which aims to inspire and provide an alternative to the youth of Hanover Park and other dis-empowered areas in the Cape Flats.
2: Our circus school – where our core group of performers train and create magic. We produce our own events, as well as being available to perform at any function to our clients specifications.
3: Our circus classes and workshops – these are open to the public, schools and organizations.
Action in Autism is a lobbyist, support and fundraising nonprofit organisation for people with autism and their families. Our main objective is to improve the quality of life for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their caregivers by building partnerships between people with ASD, their families and the community to provide information, services, learning and research.
Autism is a lifelong condition that impacts on all areas of communication and social interaction. The condition can sometimes manifest itself in severe behavioural problems and cognitive impairment.
The Santa Shoebox Project is an inspiring community initiative, that collects uniquely personalised gifts for underprivileged children. Equally, the project is about parents teaching their own children the Joy of Giving.
A gift to be shared with a child from a distinctly vulnerable social background, who may never before have received a gift. The project is unique in that the donor knows the name, age and gender of the child for whom the gift is intended.
“Every independent senior citizen in South Africa deserves the comfort affordable and secure housing within their own community. You can help make this happen!!”
As a result of the legacy of Apartheid, South Africa is facing a massive housing crisis. Affordable and secure housing for senior citizens within their communities is a challenge that government and NGO’s alike are struggling to cope with.
Abbeyfield SA aims to tackle this problem head-on by the provision of accommodation for self-supporting senior citizens within the security and companionship of small households.
Abbeyfield currently provides accommodation to senior citizens in 21 houses.
The Tale of African Tails
Once upon a time in December 2006, an organisation called African Tails was born. Its is set on the dusty streets of Du Noon and Joe Slovo townships in Cape Town, where African Tails strives to curb the over-population and suffering of abused and neglected township dogs.
Everyone at African Tails is bound by their love for the uniquely African dog, known as Canis Africanis, frequently found in rural areas and on the streets of South Africa’s informal settlements.
To give every abused and neglected street dog the happy ending they deserve. Sure, the township isn’t the ideal setting for a fairytale-style happy ending. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
Whether it’s finding a puppy a loving new home, feeding a starving stray, curbing the cycle of over-population through regular sterilisation campaigns or simply euthanasing a suffering animal, African Tails is doing its best to write new stories of hope and triumph in the places that truly need them most.
The crowdfunding portal that aims to link people who have good ideas, with people that like to see good ideas succeed. Jumpstarter is a new way to fund creative projects for individuals, charities and businesses.
We believe that:
• A good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide.
• A large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.
Jumpstarter is powered by a unique 100%-or-nothing funding method where projects must be fully-funded or no money changes hands.
Aga Sechaba Community Projects (ASCP) is a non-profitmaking organization (NPO) was founded in 2008 and registered with the Department of Social Development in 2010 under Act 71 of 1997.ASCP is a stakeholder of the Atteridgeville’s Local Drug Action Committee (LDAC) its based in Atteridgeville in the City of Tshwane Municipality area, Gauteng Province.
Drug abuse among children is becoming a big problem and nobody is taking responsibility and this is worrying. Our aim is to increase public awareness about the destructive power of drugs and society’s responsibility to care for the well-being of children. The drugs of choice among South African children were dagga, mandrax and heroin. They are unusually cheap and can easily be bought in schools.
Our vision is to see hope restored in individuals and communities, as we work together to overcome the challenges of HIV and AIDS.
Our mission is three-fold: Challenge Assumptions, Call for Involvement, and Work for Change.
Our values are to: Reflect Jesus, Uphold Dignity, Empower People, Act with Integrity, Build Community, and Be Relevant.
Agape Youth Movement (AYM) is an award-winning and innovative youth-led organisation in South Africa, with a vision for a capacitated and empowered youth who contribute towards the transformation of Africa. AYM has a focus on Youth and Learner Leadership Development.
Over the years, the organisation has demonstrated a successful implementation of active citizenry and educational programmes aligned with its vision and mission. Since 2009, AYM has conducted community based interventions in partnership with government and private sector.
Agape Youth Movement NPC is a proudly black-owned South African Non-Profit Company (NPC) and a Level 1 BB-BEE contributor registered under Section 21 of the Companies Act, 2008.
Cindy Pivacic has been living positively with HIV and AIDS since November 2004.
She is living proof that a healthy lifestyle can prolong your life. Her mission is to empower through sharing, to remove the stigma and live without regrets.
AID My Journey Support’s main objectives are:
- To provide community service to HIV / AIDS persons
- Individual HIV/AIDS Counselling
- Support Groups (English / Zulu) to all communities
- Provide preventative information on HIV / AIDS, related diseases and their conditions
The organisation’s secondary objectives are:
- To work in collaboration with other organisations that mainly deals with health transformation and education relating to HIV / AIDS
- To provide Substance Abuse Support
We are a development organization which strives, in collaboration with other stakeholders to reduce poverty and illiteracy in South Africa as a result of sustainable education and training.
To facilitates the rapid success, awareness and make available all information and aid packages against all acts of social vices nationally and care for victims, render professional support service and guidance relevant to proper and effective counselling as well as create an enabling atmosphere for LOVE, PEACE & HARMONY.
Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is a non-profit organisation providing free, professional legal services and psycho-social support to victims of gender-based violence in Diepsloot, South Africa. To date, LvA has helped provide hope, healing and justice to hundreds of gender-based violence (GBV) victims.
Alfa and Omega provides many services and performs various functions of universal special care centres.
- all handicapped individuals
- including tube-fed individuals
- and those presenting various syndromes
- the care, stimulation and development of every individual under our care
- full-day daycare from 07:00AM to 17:00PM year-round, including holidays
We could not do any of this without our safe-haven and support system, which offers:
- support for and from parents
- support from social services
- referral to professional help
This is achieved by our family of dedicated employees, therapists and trained personnel with the aid of the various support groups, social workers and services and multidisciplinary medical teams.
We also ofter in-services training for personnel working in similar schools and centres, home based programmes.
Lastly, we constantly strive to educate the community regarding the needs of the handicapped, and will continue to do so for as long as we exist.
Algoa Bay Council for the Aged was established in 1961 when the need to co-ordinate services to the aged in Port Elizabeth was recognised. We started rendering social work services in 1966 and opened Port Elizabeth’s first service centre for the elderly in 1967.
Algoa Bay Council for the Aged has been in existence for 50 years. Constantly striving towards improved service delivery that will increase independence and equip the elderly, and in particular the sub-economic elderly to face the challenges of ageing in the community.
To be a catalyst to organizations, government & schools
through enabling innovative educational methods, especially,
IT training and computer science in communities
and in education.
Thereby improving national competitiveness
and greater opportunity, skills and confidence in
AIDC was formed in 1996 in response to the democratic transition in South Africa and the new opportunities and challenges it brought those seeking greater social justice within the democracy.
Over the years AIDC has played a leading role in various civil society responses to ongoing inequality including facilitating the launch and building of the South African Jubilee 2000 debt cancellation campaign, and the Right to Work Campaign.
CMASA is a non-profit association, promoting professionalism, ethics values and excellence through education, networking and support for the individual Case Manager and the collective development of case management in South Africa. This Association, launched in 2009, aspires to become nationally recognized as the representative body of Case Managers in SA. CMASA's success and strength is its structure as a member-driven association.
Cat Village is a pro-life, non-profit, volunteer-based animal rescue organisation.
Our mission is to provide excellent animal care through:
• Population control (spay/neutering)
• Medical care where necessary
• Food, water
• Excellent living conditions (the cats are not housed in cages) and shelter against the elements
• Loving human contact
To raise a generation of youths and Students that identify with and belong to Jesus Christ. A generation of youths and students who embrace a life of excellence, manifested through excellence academically, professionally, spiritually, emotionally and relationally. Combining a commitment to excellence with a life of integrity and uprightness. Living with a leadership mentality and moving into positions of leadership to influence the world for Christ by modelling the character of Joseph, the integrity and uprightness of Daniel and the courage of Nehemiah in a contemporary context.
Experience has taught us that knowledge is power.
By promoting community and even doctor awareness of the total Centurion Hospice service we not only create awareness about the necessity to detect life-threatening illnesses early for better success in treatment, but also that there need not be any fears associated with such a prognosis and that isolation and indignity associated with the dying process is groundless.
Most importantly, in advocating for palliative care, we demystify pain management giving patients with a terminal illness the opportunity to extend their quality of life by pain and symptom control.
We are a NPO organisation Empowering the Rural Disabled community of Thaba Chweu from Lydenburg
Ama Wheelies takes care of quadriplegics and paraplegics; providing spinal injured persons accommodation, work and quality of life after severe accidents.
Ama Wheelies opened as a centre on 27 November 2010, to take care of persons with spinal cord injury. Accidents cause severe neck and back injuries, resulting in paralysis. A paralysed person, unable to use hands or feet, is referred to as a quadriplegic, and a paraplegic is a person who lost the use of two limbs. It is for such individuals, unable to take care of themselves, that Ama Wheelies provide accommodation, employment opportunities and quality of life. A secondary objective is to provide sport and social training and guidance, empowering quadriplegics and paraplegics living on their own or with families to cope better.
A feature of Ama Wheelies is that these disabled individuals take care of themselves. Situated at No. 2 Lehman Street, Lydenburg, here in rural Mpumalanga, you can observe the hard work these disadvantaged, poor and disabled individuals are doing and why you need to help them!
Our vision is to provide a loving and safe haven for abandoned, abused, neglected and disabled children -of which some are affected or infected by HIV/AIDS and assisting in feeding the underprivileged in the community. To empower women in the area to become self sustaining by teaching them income generating skills.
Our caring is divided into two broad categories:
- The first is focused on providing a loving and caring home for orphans, abused and HIV / AIDS infected / affected children, which is known as Amadea Safe House, while
- The second part of Rina's work involves reaching out to destitute rural and local communities though provision of essential needs and people development projects.
The name Amandla comes from the Xhosa/Zulu tradition of call-and-response. A crowd member declares "Amandla!" meaning "power" and the crowd responds "Awethu!" adding that the power "is ours."
Amandla Development is therefore empowered development, a process Amandla coordinates wherein local knowledge and active citizenship meet government processes and NGO ground-level implementation.
Our Collectives mobilise local resources to ensure their young people are fully supported to be ready to learn, take charge of their education journey and grow into active and productive members of society.
Amnesty International South Africa is a global movement dedicated to ending grave abuses of human rights, and getting justice for those whose rights have been violated.
Amnesty International’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political affiliations, wealth, language, place of residence, mental or physical disability, or any other status.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for orphaned and venerable children through effective programming around education,health and other social support.
We are looking for support in the form of books for our children, as we believe that reading brings life to children! Also we need food parcels and clothes, since we are going to Christmas we want to bring smile to our children.
Ambassadors Youth and Community Development is a non-profitable organisation with a holistic approach to youth development and is founded on strong values and principles. It was established in 2011, with a vision of providing services and opportunities to support young people in developing a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and empowerment.
Our strategy focuses on preparing youth to be productive citizens of society by creating a range of services and opportunities that is needed to develop them into happy and healthy individuals. From its inception, the organisation has positioned itself in the broader development sector in general and within the youth development sector in particular.
This NGO was established in January 2009 by Marilyn Bassin a physiotherapist. At that time Marilyn met a young disabled boy named Boikanyo who inspired her to do more and help others like him. Boikanyo means "to have faith " in Setswana and that is what Boikanyo is all about....having faith in a better tomorrow for the vulnerable children in South Africa, be they disabled or simply victims of circumstance. Through our outreach projects the foundation also aims to honour and perpetuate the memory of Marilyn's late brother, Dion Herson, a man who was generous, kind and cared for the welfare of others before himself.
Our mission is to empower people with disabilities in Diepsloot and it's surroundings to be independent through job creation to the benefit of the whole community. To make education, skills development and poverty- fighting mechanisms accessible to people with disabilities.
Breadline Africa is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town and also registered with the UK Charities Commission. This international organisation was established in 1993 and has focused on poverty alleviation ever since. Originally, Breadline Africa recognised that a great deal of grassroots development had to take place as a part of South Africa’s nation-building process, and that government structures would not be in a position to provide all of the resources to facilitate this process. Attention was given to the needs of the community-based organisations and Breadline Africa raised and distributed in excess of R117-million to more than 330 organisations over 21 years. More recently, Breadline Africa has focused its attention on infrastructure projects benefiting early childhood development (ECD – providing educational support to children between the ages of one and six years), and children and youth in literacy.
We at Clean C NPO (130 346) do various community projects in Cape Town.
These projects include:
- ECD upliftment
- Educational Programs
- Youth Leadership
- Skills Development
On the first weekend of every month, we do beach clean ups all over the cape.
In 1992, BTG saw the opportunity to become one of the of leading affirmative action and transformation organisations by responding to the lack of effective, integrated sustainable strategies for strategic human resource planning, management consulting, and executive search.
Bridging the Gap has achieved sustainable results in Organisational Development, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Team Building and Conflict Resolution. The Group has grown to become one of the reckoned with consulting firms in Johannesburg, offering strategic business solutions. In order to deliver the value to people and organisations, our focus is on Capacity building, Leadership development, Management consulting and Enterprise development. We have recently expanded our operations to grow our investment portfolio.
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Boys & Girls Clubs are facility based after-school programs for school aged young people, supervised by trained professionals providing daily structured programs and activities Monday – Friday from 14h00 to 18h00. Clubs are positive places for kids where Members can explore their talents and abilities in a supportive environment with the potential to transform their view on life creating a culture of opportunity and success.
The organization’s main objectives are to provide a safe and secure environment in which
emotionally and physically abused and down trodden individuals (not limited to and including
bullying, suicide attempts and body shaming) can come together to heal through alternative
methods of treatment, support and lifestyle improvement. For example, working together on
various group projects that set s aside the standard methods of healing. Creating a safe and
comfortable haven for those to express the way they feel to suit their needs.
The organization’s secondary objectives will be to bring in experts from various fields and
locations together for the betterment of those who are or have been physically or emotionally
abuse (not limited to and including bullying, suicide attempts and body shaming). As well as the
gathering of funding to be able to support and fund various events with the aim to acknowledge
and improve the lives of those affected by bullying, abuse and discrimination.
WE ARE a non-profit organisation established in 2007 although our work in the area began in 2004 with the establishment of the eco-sustainable and award winning community owned, Bulungula Lodge (www.bulungula.com). We are located in a remote rural area known as the Xhora Mouth Administrative Area which is based in the Mbhashe municipality on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. The Mbhashe municipality is one of the poorest in the country.
OUR MISSION is to be a catalyst in the creation of vibrant and sustainable rural communities. We work with our community members from CONCEPTION to CAREER with an integrated development strategy in education, health and nutrition and sustainable livelihoods. All projects are designed, prioritised, implemented and managed in partnership with our community and through traditional and elected leadership structures.
WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL?
Many development innovations go 99% of the way towards their developmental goals but they often fail during the “last mile”. Going the LAST MILE in development is critical to ensuring successful adoption of any innovation and to smoothing over the challenges that communities may have during implementation stages. We have developed a skilled, motivated team of doers who are dedicated to ensuring that all our projects are successful, sustainable and achieve incredible results on the ground.
Education is key. We strive to offer our preschoolers the best early learning development, which includes meals for growing, inquiring minds.
We aim to take as many kids off the street and enroll them in our preschools, so they can be safe, while learning and playing. We are striving to plant preschools in areas that are densely populated with local inhabitants, who are the poorest of the poor, but who’s children deserve an education and nourishment. We go where no-one else will, for the future of South Africa.
The mission of CABSA is: ‘To guide and support Christian communities to understand their calling and become HIV competent, through advocacy, providing information, mobilising and networking.’
CABSA is particularly well known for the Churches, Channels of Hope programme. Through this intensive training programme facilitators are trained to present workshops and information sessions on HIV in their communities, by understanding the complexities of the virus, the epidemic and the Christian response to the epidemic.
The Christian Benevolent Society is a faith-based, membership organization. It is a developmental and welfare non-profit company. The company had been formed by a concerned group of conservative Christians who wants to address the social and socio-economic evils through a Christ like compassion. We are guided by the two greatest commandments given to man: “Love the LORD, thy GOD with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind and love thine Neighbour as thineself.” - Matt. 22:37-40 (from the Christian Bible).
The Amapondo Children’s Project (ACP) is a registered Non-Profit Organization (or Charity) that works with the local community in Port St Johns in order to support children and focus on early childhood development, train and educate, create jobs, develop services, and encourage self-empowerment. We do this by utilizing the skills and experience of both local and international volunteers. We promote strength of education, administration excellence, and most importantly healthy and happy children.
At the moment we are working closely with the Mthumbane Pre-School, assisting in a number of ways:
– Teaching and Mentoring. We focus on Early Childhood Development and make use of educational games, as well as encouraging the children to practise their English.
– A Gardening Project where we are growing a variety of organic veggies to feed the kids.
– A Water Tower to guarantee a reliable water supply to the children.
Bybel-Media bestaan om Christene vanuit die Woord van die Here toe te rus. In vennootskap met kerke van verskillende denominasies, ontwikkel ons produkte, bedienings- en kursusmateriaal.
Bybel-Media dra die boodskap van die Bybel uit deur soveel as moontlik beskikbare media. Dit vervaardig produkte van hoë kwaliteit om gelowiges geestelik toe te rus en mense met die evangelie van Christus te bereik. Verder voorsien dit in die mediabehoeftes van die kerk in die breë en die NG Kerk in die besonder.
Campfire Academy is a unique, non-profit organisation, with inspirational courses and programs for people of all walks of life. Founded in 1999, Campfire Academy has evolved into an accredited training and research facility for everyone with a passion for nature.
Our mission statement speaks for itself:
“Educating nature enthusiasts towards a better understanding of the natural environment and inspire research for a sustainable future”
The organisation was started by Calabash Tours, a tourism company whose aim it is to bridge the gap between the affluent side of South African life that most visitors are exposed to, and the underprivileged, black African majority. Calabash Trust thus came into existence as a way of ensuring that tourism benefits disadvantaged communities within and around Port Elizabeth.
Calabash Trust currently focuses on ECD and Primary Schools, as it is our belief that if a strong literacy and numeracy foundation is laid, children have a better chance of navigating a challenged education system and eventually find their way out of poverty.
We run the following programs for children and families in the Maitland Garden Village Community - a disadvantaged community just outside Cape Town city centre:
1. A daily education program for children who have fallen behind in their education.
2. A daily after school enrichment program to keep children off the streets, while having fun and interacting with caring adults.
3. Holiday clubs during the school holidays.
4. An annual camp.
5. Community fun days.
Imagine if we could give every child the opportunity to follow their passion?
Creating working artists. Offering affordable, accredited programmes to equip artists for success in the music industry.
Campus of Performing Arts (COPA) was founded in 2003 and is a contemporary music college with campuses in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Our courses are taught by trained facilitators who are also music industry specialists and/or professional musicians, giving our students access to one of the most rounded and intensive practical programmes currently available anywhere in the world.
Campaigning for Cancer is an advocacy organisation that was formed in 2008 to give South African patients and those affected by cancer a voice. Pioneering cancer advocacy in South Africa, Campaigning for Cancer lobbies for the promotion and protection of the rights of patients and those affected by cancer with regard to policy, healthcare costs and healthcare delivery in order to achieve our vision of a South Africa where people affected by cancer receive fair, appropriate timeous and respectful treatment and care by being a voice for those affected by cancer.
The Western Province Blood Transfusion Service is a non-profit, independent organisation operating throughout the Western Cape.
We work without prejudice to supply safe blood and blood products to all communities in the region, from Cape Town all the way up to George. It’s our goal to be the benchmark transfusion service in South Africa – and we’re getting there, with the help of our dedicated donors.
We are a community based regional health organisation formed by an association of voluntary blood donors, dedicated to providing the safest blood products and efficient service to the community, while operating at the highest professional and ethical standards and remaining a viable organisation
We make ART accessible, giving children in even the most remote areas a voice through this expressive medium. Through ART we educate, empower and enable the underprivileged youth of South Africa to take pride in their communities, their abilities and most importantly their futures.
We are currently working on a project called Project Surf Art Love.
PROJECT SURF ART LOVE is a collaboration of art and surf.
The mission of the project is to get the underprivileged kids of J-Bay in the waves, surfing, and
winning at life.
We have created a fundraising platform for underprivilidged kids wanting to surf. We use the children’s art to connect them with the global surf community. The kids epic little drawings are being made into stickers/rice paper print for surfers all over the world to display on their boards, or cars or laptops. The proceeds are going back to the development and sustainability of the Surf Club the kids are part of and others like itacross South Africa.
It has been proven countless times by established organisations like ‘9 Miles’ (@9MilesProject),
‘Waves for Change’ (@WavesforChange) and ‘Surfers not Street
Children’ (@SurfersNotStreetChildren) that surfing has the ability to positively impact a child's life.
Surfing becomes the incentive that drives the children to attend school, stay away from negative
influences, and strive for a brighter future.
Our mission is to help create a sustainable and duplicable mentorship system, with the privilege
and joy of surfing at the centre.
The Equinox Trust is a non-profit organisation dedicated to making Equine Assisted Empowerment Programmes accessible to communities in need in the Western Cape. Equine Assisted Therapy (E.A.T.) is an innovative approach to professional counselling and skills development which uses horses to help participants address and resolve relational, behavioural, psychological and emotional issues. The participants are from organisations that require/are in need of this kind of psychosocial support.
The Equinox Trust has designed 4 specific programmes in the areas of youth at risk, abused women, carers and mental health professionals and those affected by HIV/AIDS. We have also run programmes involving the South African Police Services and Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital.
By interacting with horses, participants will engage in ground-based activities (no horse riding is involved), which will create an opportunity for clients to compare their experiences with the horses and the activities to their real life experiences. Horses have a variety of characteristics similar to humans and they respond to non-verbal behaviour of the human interacting with them. Individuals are often unaware of their behaviour until they can understand it in the way the horse reflects it back to them. This metaphorical process is self-reflective and powerful, encouraging clients to develop insight and supporting the identification and expression of thoughts, behaviours and emotions.
Can-Sir is a registered member of the “Global Prostate Cancer Alliance” and the “Cancer Alliance” of South Africa.
Can-Sir is also a partner of USA based "MALECARE" and the South African NGO "Cancer Buddies" who set about developing volunteer peer to peer counselling guidelines that are aligned with international protocols. This partnership, allows Can-Sir to benefit from one of the most established volunteer psycho-social programmes in the country.
By building this innovative partnership, Can-Sir is able to utilise Cancer Buddies expertise in creating a support structure for cancer survivors and their families across South Africa and thereby make a difference in the lives of the people they support.
ARC (Aquila Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Conservation Centre) is a non-profit section 21 organisation # 2004/011009/08
It was established as a sanctuary for animals that can never be released into the wild again and a temporary home for those who need attention before being released into the wild.
The Cape Peninsula Fire Protection Association (CPFPA) as established and registered in 2004 originally encompassed the Peninsula Mountain Chain that stretches from Signal Hill in the north to Cape Point in the south - a distance of some 60km. After original registration the Cape Flats Area was incorporated into the CPFPA mandated area, extending the boundaries under supervision and control to cover the area between the N2 highway and the False Bay coastline as far as the Strand area. The North Ward of the Cape Metro, stretching from Bloubergstrand in the south to Mamre in the north, was also recently incorporated into the mandated area of the CPFPA.
The CPFPA is an association established by landowners in order to co-ordinate efforts to prevent, predict, manage and extinguish wildfires.
Our mission is to care for, nurture and develop children in need, in order for them to become balanced, well-adapted and independent adults. We provide a loving, happy and secure home for boys and girls of all ages, race groups and denominations.
CVO Skool Pretoria is 'n privaatskool vir Christen Afrikaner kinders in die ooste van Pretoria. Van babas tot matriek bied ons 'n tuiste vir kinders wie se ouers erns maak met hulle akademiese en geestelike opvoeding.
Die skool is reeds in 1992 gevestig en het sederdien matrieks opgelewer wat vandag hulself onderskei as suksesvolle ingenieurs, dokters, regslui, IT deskundiges, opvoedkundiges en sakemanne. Al ons onderwysers is professioneel opgelei en geakrediteer om te verseker dat u kind die allerbeste kwaliteit onderrig ontvang.
Amazing Grace Children’s Charity mission is so assist all the starving children of Alexandra. To provide children with breakfast and lunch meals to assist their growth and health.
Alexandra is a poor township and we strive to assist hungry children and families with warm meals on a daily basis.
Jungle Theatre Company makes original theatre connecting people's hearts to nature, community and culture.
Jungle Theatre Company produces original family theatre that is multi lingual, musical, visual and accessible to all. Plays and workshop programmes provide engaging environmental, social and cultural issues education as well as theatre and drama skills.
Jungle Theatre Company tours schools, theatres and festivals and works closely with other organisations to promote community participation in environmental and cultural events.
JTC is a registered Non Profit Organisation and Public Benefit Organisation.
Cornerstone Institute is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution. We attract students from all over the world and particularly target students from the African continent. We operate within the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Those who join the Cornerstone family do so because the Institution offers the finest practice, exceptional service, teaching excellence and ease of access. We create vibrant learning environments where students are exposed to a total learning experience, both on campus and studying online.
The focus of Jewels of Hope is to impact a few children’s lives deeply for life, rather than to simply touch many children’s lives temporarily.
The organisation provides tools to churches and community-based organizations (our partners) to provide a means for personal growth and income generation for child-headed households and vulnerable children. These tools are accessed by the children without them missing school.
The Cape Town Environmental Education Trust (CTEET) aims to increase the environmental consciousness of local communities and support conservation initiatives in Cape Town through:
- Environmental Education
- Training & Development
The Cape Town Progressive Jewish Congregation (CTPJC), also known as Temple Israel, is the umbrella body for the three Progressive Jewish Congregations in Wynberg, Green Point and West Coast. It is currently the second biggest Jewish congregation in Cape Town with almost 1,000 families registered as members. Founded in 1944 in Green Point, inspired by our founding rabbinic couple, Rabbi Dr David Sherman (z”l) and Bertha Sherman, the congregation rapidly grew from strength to strength. In 1965, in order to service its congregants in the Southern Suburbs the Wynberg sanctuary became the second Progressive congregation in Cape Town. By the 1970s and 80s the CTPJC was a major force in Jewish Cape Town. In 1998 the West Coast Congregation was formed and a property purchased in 2006. Under the strong leadership of our three locally produced rabbis, professional and lay leadership, the CTPJC is constantly introducing new and innovative programmes to ensure the continued growth and success of the congregation.
70 years ago our great congregation was founded. Now spanning three centres across Cape Town catering to 3,000 Progressive Jews, Temple Israel is proud of its heritage and is committed to being an innovative, caring and welcoming community which provides authentic Jewish spirituality and life long learning.
Cape Town Swing is a community made up of ALL skill levels.
Come to our monthly swing dancing social mash-ups or random get-togethers, where we meet up to slap this ridiculous and amazing dance around the floor at unsuspecting pubs, clubs and bars... If you haven't been, just come! It's oh so much fun.
Capstone Translocal Partnerships is a collective of Christian believers who see the church beyond its locality through the eyes of the Great commission. It is essentially a collective of differently gifted partners, passionate about Jesus, the church and winning the lost.
We take the position that Scripture does not support man-made divisions in the Church and that the Body of Christ should be recognized and defined as one single entity universally (All born again believers or Christians worldwide, including the dead and the living, while expressing itself in different localities, (born again believers in a given locality. (Matt 16:18, Heb 12:1, 23, Rev 6:9-11, 7:9-10).
Career Planet is a Section 21 (not-for-profit) company and believes in connecting young people with opportunities for FREE through our website and on their cellphones!
OUR MISSION: To link people with training and career-related opportunities by providing up-to-date career and skills development information for FREE with a strong focus on scarce skills and sustainable self-employment.
OUR VISION: To become the leading provider of FREE career information and access to skills training and work-related opportunities.
We have taken dogs off the street and from terrible circumstances and put them into a foster home – where they experience what it is like to be an animal who is loved and allowed to be themselves – they have ample grounds, all sleep inside, get proper medical care and we have a strict adoption process with contracts and post home checks.
No kennels, no cages.
Careerlinx Empowerment Solutions Non Profit Company (NPC) was established 25th October 2012 and is registered with the Department of Social Services as a non-profit organization(NPO); as well as with S.A.R.S. as a Public Benefit Organisation(PBO) under Section 30 of the Income Tax Act
Our main objective to alleviate poverty in impoverished communities to entry level unemployed youth, connecting them to employment, skills and earning potential opportunities.
We specifically addressed the unemployed youth from over 38 communities who for various reasons are not able to connect to job or business opportunities.
When we started out on this journey in October 2012 as an emerging non-profit to empower the unemployed youth in KwaZulu-Natal, it seemed so simple – working with the unemployed youth from disadvantaged communities by interviewing, assessing and registering them onto our database, providing a one-page profile CV that we can send out to prospective employers. We had complete confidence that we would be able to register the unemployed and place most, if not all, of them into meaningful employment.
Dedicated to the protection of working cart horses. Phone 082 6 599 599 to report abuse!
A regulated carting industry on the Cape Flats, where all working cart horses are fit, healthy and happy in their work.
To provide clinic, patrol and call out response, veterinary and rehabilitation services to the working cart horses living on the Cape Flats and support, education and training to cart horse owners and drivers who use the working cart horses to collect scrap metal as a means of generating an income for themselves and their families. It is estimated that these working cart horses support over 6000 people living on the Cape Flats.
The carting industry today has a proud heritage rooted in District Six where horses and carts were used to “smouse” (hawk) fish, fruit, vegetables, bottles and bones. Horses were kept in community stables found on every street corner, they traveled short distances with light loads and business was lucrative for the cart horse owner.
With the forced removals of these communities to the Cape Flats, the lives of the cart horse owner, his family and his horses took a turn for the worst. Now living far from their markets, hawking was no longer a viable option and communities began using horses and carts for the collection of scrap metal as a means of generating an income.
This new carting industry led to the renting out of horses and carts and an increase in cart horse operators who had limited knowledge on how to properly care for and maintain a working horse. Consequently, badly shod, thin, overloaded, overworked and abused working cart horses became a common site on Cape Town’s roads.
In 1995 the Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA) was established, providing vital services and education to the cart horse owners on the side of road and later from two rusty shipping containers, in an attempt to address the appalling conditions in which these working horses lived and worked.
Today, the Cart Horse Protection Association Clinic and Training Centre, located in Epping 2, boasts a farrier agency, harness shop, treatment stalls and paddocks, education and training room, administrative offices and a feed storage barn and provides services to over 500 working cart horses and their owners.
We are the organisation that is making positive, real, tangible changes in the lives of the orphans, sick, widows and abandoned children.
The time has come when people have to stop feeling sorry for the orphan children or the widows without committing to make a change. If you so feel sad about the situation you see, then donate to any charity near you or go there and spend your time . This what Abundance Home of Life believes and stands for.
Casa Caritas is a residential care facility providing life-long care to physically and mentally handicapped persons who are unable to be trained or educated. The centre is administrated by a Controlling Body which consists of Professional people from the community. We are dedicated to providing a warm and nurturing environment for all our residents.
The support services we offer our residents include skilled nursing, physical therapy and recreational activities. Our professional, experienced staff develop individualized care plans for each resident.
Without the facilities that Casa Caritas offers, these residents would find life unpleasant Without the facilities that Casa Caritas offers, these residents would find life unpleasant and unmanageable because of their disabilities. We offer protection, care and love against the harsh realities and threats of today's world.
ActionAid South Africa was established in May 2006 and is a part of ActionAid International, an anti-poverty agency working with poor people in over 40 countries.
A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY AND INJUSTICE IN WHICH EVERY PERSON ENJOYS THEIR RIGHT TO A LIFE OF DIGNITY
Adventure ‘n Beyond has been running as a Christian Ministry for over 23 years. At the end of 2004, Paul Grobler took over the operation of this ministry.
Our vision is to assist the community (church, school, youth group, corporate or individual) to live life, reaching their full potential and encouraging them to grow spiritually, socially, and physically through the use of Experiential Education principles in a safe, stimulating and adventurous setting.
Affordable Nutrition for Africa (ANA) is a Non -Profit Organisation that provides health education and cost-effective nutritional and herbal supplements for people living in poverty in Africa.
The heartbeat of ANA is a drive for the well-being of the vulnerable in society whose health is compromised due to their lack of resources and knowledge.
Forsaken Care Centre (FCC) is a Christian Non-Profit Organisation whose mission is to help orphaned, poor, exploited and other marginalised children in poor socio-economic communities.
Debating South Africa aims to positively contribute to the empowerment of various communities with a particular focus on youth; by developing platforms that facilitate the identification of talent and channeling of opportunities. We are deliberately focused in dis-empowered communities!
Across South Africa and the Southern Africa region, the welfare of children is in crisis. Millions of children suffer the miseries that come with living in poverty, poor families and broken homes. In spite of progressive policies and substantial human and financial resources being expended, the picture across our communities and within the child – rights sector’s landscape is grim.
Children, youth and communities must participate in making decisions that affect their lives.
The viable application of service delivery approaches that are informed by children’s constitutional rights and, especially with reference to the notion that all children have dreams and aspirations and should thus be afforded the opportunity to reach their future potential.
The promotion of a culture of best practices, innovation and openness to new learning in achieving targeted, measurable results
DEISI International (Defend Embrace Invest(in) Support Israel) is a non-profit organisation that was established in June 2013. Its vision is to raise a movement of:
1. ambassadors of truth who are educated to speak the truth regarding Israel’s legitimacy to exist as a nation in the land God gave to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants forever;
2. skilled advocates who are equipped and resourced to refute the notion that Israel is an apartheid State and that Zionism is racism; and
3. activists who will stand for justice with courage and moral clarity.
With its primary target audience being black South African students and millennials, and secondary target audience being Christians, DEISI and its messaging occupy a unique and important position within the pro-Israel advocacy world.
DementiaSA was founded by Karen Borochowitz and a group of professionals and community workers. DementiaSA was registered as a NPO in 2006 and embraces the principles of person-centered Care. In a short period of time, counseling DementiaSA has become the “go-to” organisation for people needing help, information, support, training and. The organisation trains care-givers and professionals (social workers, OT’s, GP’s and other allied health care workers) in the specialized skills required to look after people living with dementia and their resultant memory and cognitive disability. Social workers assist families with assessments, medico-legal decisions, and guidelines to select a care facility.
DementiaSA provides a 24 hour Helpline, raises awareness nationally, and is actively involved in research and ongoing advocacy. DementiaSA advises residential care facilities, trains nurses, community health workers, social workers, legal and financial professionals, community workers and occasionally the police and magistrates.
DSA has pioneered the world’s first SPEAKING BOOK on dementia which will be used in communities with low levels of literacy. DementiaSA is also a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO), BBBEE level 4 compliant, VAT registered, and our training is registered with the HPCSA (accredited for GPs and doctors) and the SACSSP (social work professional body)
One third of all food produced in South Africa is dumped in landfill, while more than 14 million people are hungry. FoodForward SA collects edible surplus food from manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and redistributes this food to hundreds of verified NPOs that collectively feed 175 000 hungry people across South Africa.
We aim to serve the needs of the poorest people of Durban. In doing so we honour and co-operate with people of all faith traditions. We welcome South Africans with migrants and refugees. We offer service through our clinic, feeding scheme, vocational training, educational and community support, and pastoral outreach.
We treat all people with the respect and honour they deserve as children of the one God.
Our inspiration and namesake was Durban's archbishop for 45 years. He was known in South Africa and internationally as a courageous proponent of justice and peace, opponent of apartheid and forward thinking churchman. He was also loved for his inner strength, warmth, humility, generosity and spirituality. A shrine for Denis Hurley, at his tomb in the Cathedral in Durban, was inaugurated in March 2017.
Our home, the Denis Hurley Centre (DHC), is a major new landmark building in the middle of possibly the busiest, most vibrant and diverse area of Durban. We are located between the Emmanuel Cathedral, the Grey Street Mosque, and the Victoria Street Market, sharing the space with a multitude of street traders and swarms of taxis.
Please let us know if you would like to visit, or volunteer or help raise funds to support our work.
And wherever you are, and whatever your religious tradition, we ask for your prayers.
Diabetes SA has been in operation for over 40 years, is a registered NGO / non profit organization and public benefit organisation and is a member of the International Diabetes Federation.
- Increase diabetes awareness and education amongst all South Africans.
- Increase diabetes prevention encouraging healthy lifestyle choices amongst all South Africans.
- Increase diabetes detection rates.
- Dissemination of reliable diabetes information.
- Development and implementation of diabetes educational training programs to improve the understanding and management of diabetes.
- Keeping up to date with the latest research results relating to the treatment and diagnosis of diabetes.
- Reducing the costs of medication and services.
- Improving the quality of service delivery.
- Reduce discrimination against people with diabetes.
DSA believes in promoting healthy life style choices and diabetes self-care, which is a vitally important and a cost-effective investment. People living with diabetes must be given the support and encouragement that gives them the means to do this. Treating diabetes complications is far more expensive than trying to ensure preventative measures are in place.
DSA has operated successfully as mainly volunteer run organization up to now, but cannot continue to do so if we are to successfully achieve our long-term objectives. There is an explosion of diabetes worldwide and developing countries like South Africa are the worst hit. It is imperative that we expand the programmes and services offered by DSA, but to do this we need support and funding from individuals, government and private corporations.
We care about people therefore our MISSION is simple, It's about HELPING PEOPLE.
We want to impact disadvantaged communities by offering programs and
services that will empower people and HELP RESTORE THEIR DIGNITY.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, inerrant, authoritative Word of God.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, his sinless life, his miracles, in his atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His physical ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
‘No Pads = No School’
It’s hard for you and I to imagine that there are 2.1 million young girls, between the ages of 12 and 18 years (living below the poverty line in South Africa), who have to resort to using old clothes, rags, newspapers, leaves, bark and grass because they cannot afford sanitary towels. The result, according to UNICEF, is that 1 in every 10 schoolgirls in Africa miss classes or drop out of school completely.
Girls who cannot afford pads or tampons miss approximately 5 days of school a month, which amounts to 60 missed school days a year. There are many aspects that link girls’ attendance to their menstrual cycles. The lack of affordable sanitary products for girls and women keeps them at a disadvantage in terms of education when they are young and prevents their mobility and productivity as women.
Every girl in South Africa deserves access to safe and hygienic sanitary products. Our goal is to help girls / women reclaim the dignity that poverty denies them and enable girls to make a lasting and positive impact on the communities they live in and society as a whole - they will complete high school, will be less likely to get HIV / AIDS or fall pregnant before 18 and will likely earn higher wages and successfully educate their own children.
The solution? ‘Dignity Dreams’ reusable sanitary pads. Reusable sanitary pads are a sustainable resource, allowing girls to wash and reuse them rather than having to buy disposable sanitary pads every month. In addition, they are inexpensive and environmentally friendly. The social benefit of this concept can greatly mitigate the disadvantages many disempowered girls endure during their process of maturing.
Our aim is to serve health care needs across all communities through service, education and community partnerships. Our ultimate goal is to provide a model of disease prevention and a holistically healthy living guide, combining compassion for all individuals travelling the road from chronic disease to health.
Health is normal to the body supplied by quality nutrients. Most health situations result from nutritional deficiencies, toxicity overload, pathogenic infiltration, digestive and biotic imbalances and deficient immune function, to name a few causes.
Our focus is to restore natural and optimal physiological functions offering "holistic" strategies for sustainable Health.
Doctors Across Borders (DAB) recognised the need for an integrated healthcare system that utilises the best of conventional care along with a holistic, integrated alternative medicine.
DAB, an interdisciplinary organisation of natural medicine professionals drawing from various systems of healing from across the globe.
We believe in wellness, longevity, and the body's ability to heal itself when provided the nutrients it may presently be deficient in. The body is made divinely and has inherent systems of support that work synergistically to boost ones immune function and heal tissue. We do not treat symptoms rather, we aim to establish the cause as to why the imbalance / disease manifested. Our programs are patient specific as opposed to disease specific as we address improper lifestyle habits that lead to imbalance. The unhealthy habits all need addressing for change to being.
Passionate about our beautiful country, South Africa and the wealth of talent that goes to waste due to lack of opportunity and finance, the Doilie Foundation was founded in 2012 by Elzabé Zietsman who believes a nation poor in art is indeed a poor nation.
The primary goal of the Doilie Foundation is to financially, socially and morally assist disadvantaged kids with artistic talent to realise their dreams and fulfil their potential.
We recognise the fact that art and artistic talent very often take the back seat while those of sport and academic achievement drive the vehicle. We appreciate that the development of our youth in the fields of academics and sport are vital to the future of our nation, but we also know that the development of art is essential for the health of any nation. We believe we can provide and create exciting opportunities to develop and make a difference in the lives of less fortunate children who are artistically talented and thereby positively contribute towards the health of the nation in our exceptional country.
THE Doilie Foundation understands that all forms of art are underdeveloped in South Africa. We are stepping into the gap with the intention of making a change in the current disposition, by developing arts through the edification and cultivation of highly talented youngsters who would otherwise not have had an opportunity.
* To recognise robust talent and potential of each young person in our care.
* To nurture the gift of talent through education and access to facilities and opportunities.
* To develope the individual artist.
* To have compassion and empathy for the artist and the artist’s ambitions.
* To support youth with an unquestionable morality, work of exacting quality and high levels of integrity.
* To appreciate the impact art has in bettering the lives of the talented youth, their families and their communities.
* To believe that art is an essential component in reaching social cohesion and promoting South Africa’s heritage.
* To support our children through all the challenges that they may be faced with as young artists while under the care of the Doilie Foundation.
We Give Dogs and Cats a Second Chance
DARG is a pro-life, non-profit organisation that rescues, cares for, sterilizes and rehomes previously abused, neglected and abandoned CATS and DOGS. DARG provides a crucial role for the communities of Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and the greater Hout Bay area.
Situated on a large plot in Hout Bay, Western Cape, DARG provides shelter for its rescues through housing an extensive cat garden, cat sanctuary, outdoor and indoor kennel areas as well as indoor rooms for those animals in treatment or rehabilitation.
DARG relies on the public’s generosity and support through donations – if you’d like to help, click here!
Founded in 1991, initially as a health care clinic, Refilwe Community project has grown organically with the ever changing needs of the Lanseria community to provide care for children and their families through 9 programs.
These include our God-parent program (foster care), our El Roi baby home, independent living for young adults, Refilwe Pre-school, ECD outreach, Holiday Club, Ithuteng after-care and our recycling swap –shop.
Through these programs we reach over 1000 children from informal settlements in our area.
DSIEF was founded by a group of 10 families of children with Down syndrome in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa.
Our vision is for society to recognise that children with Down syndrome are more alike than different.
Our mission is to introduce inclusive education programmes into preprimary and primary schools in Western Cape so that children with Down syndrome are provided with the right to education in a manner that will enable them to reach their full potential.
What we do
We network with schools, educational institutions and Down syndrome associations both locally and internationally.
We aim to be at the forefront of developmental and educational support for children with Down syndrome in the Western Cape, with a specific emphasis on early intervention and the implementation of inclusive education curricula in mainstream schools.
Doxa Deo is a city focused Christian Church with campuses in 9 cities across the world: Pretoria, Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Pinetown, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, London (UK) and Auckland (NZ). Also now planting in Stuttgart Germany.
Doxa Deo goes beyond having church on a Sunday to serving our cities in such a way, that we are seeing the establishing of the Lordship of Christ in every area of society. In Doxa Deo people are not only concerned for the state of their cities; they take responsibility for their cities. In short, WE ARE SERVING OUR CITIES INTO THE KINGDOM!
Doxa Deo is a church for the modern family wanting to move beyond success to significance, who dares to think differently about church. To help you understand our ministry better we have prepared special information for you!
The gift of assistance. . . . One Child at a Time
The Dream Star Foundation is dedicated, through hosting and partaking in fundraising events to raise money that can assist families with special needs children’s education.
We do not provide hands-on programs. We financially support those who do, by forming a partnership within the community of professionals. Special needs teachers and program experts dedicated to meeting the on-going challenges or conditions that affect children with special needs and the impact on their families
To promote human development through personal change; we seek to become effectively engaging and impacting lives to explore human potential and performance.
DDC provides innovative solutions that create enabling conditions for entrepreneurship & local economic development opportunities in depressed communities.
Education Africa is a non-profit organisation with a proud track record of successful delivery on its thriving projects.
Established in 1992, Education Africa strives to reach and uplift the poorest of the poor. We aim to assist disadvantaged South Africans in their quest to obtain a quality, relevant education in order to ensure that they are in a position to become global citizens and a competitive, productive element in the local job market.
Education Africa’s head office is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The team is headed by James Urdang, who is both the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Education Africa. We recently welcomed Suniti Kala-Hooper into the organisation in the position of Projects Director, as well as Fatima Goolam Mahomed, our new Financial Manager. Known for their ability to “make things happen” and for their tireless commitment to the task at hand, they are an inspiration to those who work with them and know them.
Durban Jewish Social Services has been looking after the needs of the community since its establishment in 1898. As in any other society, Jews need help and support and it is the mission of Social Services to see that no Jewish family is left without a roof over their heads, food on the table and a warm environment for their children.
On-going projects include kosher mobile meals, financial relief and rehabilitation, crisis and statutory intervention, and the running of Jewel House, a comfortable home for up to 18 members of our community. Social Services help to ensure social security and a better quality of life for all in the community.
The uMsunduzi and Umgeni River systems have become badly degraded through neglect and over exploitation. With increasing demands on resources, poor governance and external threats such as global climate change these river systems will be increasingly unable to support the range of aquatic, riverine and human life which is dependent on a healthy river system.
DUCT’s vision is an ecologically healthy and biologically diverse uMngeni-uMsunduzi river system that provides sustained ecological goods and services for the communities that depend on them for their survival. We envisage that our communities will show respect for the rivers and will take ownership and responsibility for the condition of the rivers, seeking to preserve their natural function and beauty.
We envisage rivers where water quality and quantity are maintained at acceptable norms with healthy natural riparian zones and where the biological diversity is preserved. We have a vision of a community where all residents possess a basic understanding and appreciation of their river ecosystems. We see government, business, the scientific community and civil society cooperating in providing the resources to effectively manage the river systems.
We recognise that the problems with the health of the rivers are large and have not developed overnight. Our vision is ambitious and will only be achieved through progressive, combined and sustained actions by government and civil society.
Our role is to:
Raise awareness of problems with river health.
Develop, demonstrate and encourage the adoption of solutions to these problems.
Support and learn from people and communities who wish to make a difference or are already making a difference to the health of their rivers.
Actively engage in river health projects, education and capacity building.
We work in partnership with other organisations, whether from civil society or government, who share our vision.
To champion the environmental health of the uMngeni and uMsunduzi Rivers
eduSOIL Education NPC nurtures the mental & emotional health of at -risk children & adults through holistic stress reduction with mindfulness, yoga & changemaking programmes in South Africa and India.
We conduct workshops, courses and weekly classes at schools in at-risk areas and provide training and employment opportunities for youth.
Egoli Blind is a registered non-profit organization of visually impaired people operating predominantly in the Southern Gauteng area, and is affiliated to Blind SA.
Egoli Blind strives to improve the quality of life of all visually impaired people within our area of operation.
In order to achieve its vision Egoli Blind provides the following to its members as well as the visually impaired community within its area of operation:
- Support to recently blinded people;
- Assistance to visually impaired people with reference to job placement and the
- improvement of working conditions.
- Advise people of and refer where necessary to rehabilitation facilities.
- The collection and dissemination of information relevant to visually impaired people.
- Creating awareness among visually impaired people of the services provided by
- Blind SA i.e.:
- Braille training;
- Study bursaries;
- Loan facilities;
- Employment and careers;
- Blindness-related information;
- Orientation and mobility;
- Support to parents of visually impaired children ‘and’ visually impaired learners relating to educational matters;
- Support to visually impaired senior citizens;
- A forum for networking among visually impaired people;
- Creating an awareness among the sighted public of blind people and blindness-related matters.
- Quality of life
- Equality of all people and equal opportunities
Eleos has been supporting families in Pretoria West through various life transitions, since 1998.
We do this by building personal relationships in all our group projects.
Eleos believes in empowering a community to help themselves.
We strive to demonstrate love and compassion to a deprived community and attend to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs and wellbeing.
Our main objective is to care for and assist less fortunate children and their families through the facilitation of early intervention and social welfare programmes.
All our activities and workshops are aimed to provide the necessary skills, tools and confidence in order to implement change and a better future.
Eleos builds relationships, regardless of race and culture. Eleos is a faith-based NPO, and therefore upholds Christian values.We focus on prevention, primary care and community upliftment.
ELSEN Academy is an independent school registered with the education department and as a non-profit organisation catering for the needs of children in Port Elizabeth with learning difficulties (i.e. dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalcula, etc.) We are affiliated with ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) and SAALED (The South African Association for Learners with Special Educational Differences). We are also “Provisionally accredited by the Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training.
“We have a vision to teach and guide children, with unique educational needs, to be the best that they can be by empowering them through a holistic approach to discover and reach their full potential and strengths.”
Art Development and Training through music, dance and theatrical works.
Embo Nangoku Arts Movement is a nonprofit organization from Philippi. Have 45 young, energetic talented performing artists from dance, music & theatre.
The Together Community Upliftment Trust is a non-profit organisation established in Cape Town, South Africa. It is dedicated to poverty alleviation and community development through various projects and their corresponding NGOs. The objective of the trust is to meet the basic needs of the poorest communities in South Africa. The trust identifies one project per year and for 2011/2012 it was the Embo Nangoku Arts Movement. The principle is not only to donate money for a cause, but to identify a certain project and define specific goals that can be achieved within 1 year (Example: To build an orphanage, create an aftercare centre, build a kitchen in a school to provide lunch for the children, provide training programs to community leaders …) and follows through each step to realize it. The members of the trust also get actively involved in the achievement of those goals. Outside volunteers are also encouraged to participate. Each donor is welcome to visit the project and / or to get involved directly as a volunteer. The trust is run on a completely nonprofit basis.
Emmanuel Child & Youth Care Centre (ECYCC) provides care and safe refuge for children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned and orphaned. Based in the town of Middelburg (Eastern Cape, South Africa). ECYCC is a registered NPO (non-profit organisation) in South Africa.
enke: Make Your Mark (enke) incubates youth-led social impact projects, developing the skills of youth to increase their effectiveness as leaders and ability to contribute to a positive future.
We do this by connecting, equipping, and inspiring young people to implement social impact projects that tackle issues that affect their communities. This contributes to developing effective young leaders – youth who have the desire and capability to access post-school opportunities, whether that’s an internship, employment, entrepreneurship, or civic leadership.
We have been incubating youth-led social impact projects since 2009 and are specialists in capacitating youth towards social innovation, social cohesion and social responsibility. We have trained over 2,000 youth, whose projects have had a positive impact on over 40,000 people in communities across South Africa.
Additionally, through the shared experience of enke’s programs, youth become part of a community of diverse youth who are autonomously working towards achieving better futures for and with each other.
Promoting the welfare and status of donkeys through a culture of caring.
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys.
Here they are given the opportunity to live out their lives with respect and dignity, surrounded by their own kind, in a protective and natural environment.
The National Office of Epilepsy South Africa provides strategic leadership to the organisation to create a society in which people with epilepsy and other disabilities have equal opportunities to function optimally to achieve their fullest potential in all spheres of life. The National Office also strives to develop and maintain service excellence, sound management and financial stability within the organisation.
FAMSA Western Cape is a non-profit organisation (NPO) specialising in relationship counselling. We believe that “healthy families create healthy communities” and are the foundation of our society. Secure families provide a favourable environment where family members can develop to their full potential, develop positive identities and form a set of values that serve as a frame of reference for life.
Families come in many forms including: extended families, single parent families, gay couples (with or without children), nuclear families, child headed families, childless couples, cohabiting couples and combined families. FAMSA recognises all forms of family and strives to make a positive impact in our communities through our counselling and support services.
Malachi Place of Safety was established in 2005 by Audrey and Ruan Brummer after they volunteered to open their home as a safe house for abused and abandoned children. Ruan works in a specialized Unit within the SAPS, at the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS Unit), formerly known as the Child Protection Unit. The children come from homes where drugs or alcohol is abused. Many of them are abandoned by their families or come from homes where they have experienced physical, mental or sexual abuse. They are placed in Malachi Place of Safety in the interim while social workers and police investigate their cases.
Audrey and Ruan opened their family home so that the children are provided with a loving, caring family environment; something many of them are not familiar with! They are also provided with all the normal everyday needs, like food, clothing, medical care, education, etc. The family try to restore their trust in adults and give them hope for the future.
Audrey hopes to impact on their lives so that they can leave with skills, knowledge and strength and affect others’ lives in a positive way.
The Fellows for Cancer Trust was established in July 2009. The objective of the trust is to support and assist members of our local community with a need for cancer treatment and who are unable to afford it.
Often medical aid companies do not cover the huge expenses or individuals are unable to upgrade their scheme during the course of the year, thus facing huge financial strain.
With five members of this trust we are endeavouring to support those in need and we hope to make a difference!
In November 2010 we sadly lost Dirkie Schlechter - the leader of the pack. Dirkie was diagnosed with Melanoma in January 2006 and fought his battle against cancer for five years.
As a member of this trust he was committed to the upliftment of the community and helping to grow this trust so that we can better assist those in need.
The Fellows for Cancer is privileged to have had this remarkable man as the leading-force in the inception of the trust.
We operate a soup kitchen for the children in our community and we hand out food parcels to underprivileged families in the area. We receive approximately 800 to 1200 loaves of bread daily, witch we distribute to 45 other charities, old age homes, schools and churches. We distribute the bread to places in Tsepisong, Munsieville, Soweto, Orangefarm, Roodepoort, Krugersdorp, Marchall Town, Newclare, Newlands, Westonaria to name just a few. We also give bread to the people in our area. We do house abandoned and abused children when necessary.
FEW empowers women buy promoting a diverse black lesbian identity and raising awareness of black lesbian women's rights through working within the broader human rights, LGBTI sector, Youth and Women's Movements, networking and building alliances with the state and across the region.
Come Together is a place of light and hope based on Christian values and principles.
Our mission is to look after poor, vulnerable, abused, orphaned and neglected children from the surrounding areas.
To provide security and housing for children placed in our care.
To provide a comprehensive care plan, which includes educational, emotional, physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects for the children.
To provide safety, care, educational and nutritional needs.
The conversion of an old sheep shed into 3 classrooms provides facilities and resources for the all-round development of preschool children.
An out- reach programme including arts and crafts, bible study,
soccer and outdoor activities is also run for children from the community.
Cape Town, famous for its magnificent beaches, mountains, vineyards and diverse cultures, is marred by deep chasms of inequality and numerous forms of injustice. Many of her inhabitants suffer under the daily grind of poverty and the legacy of apartheid.
We were founded by Common Ground Church in 2005 and we’ve since impacted thousands of lives for the better through our early life, education and employment initiatives. We also mobilize, inspire and equip ordinary Capetonians and our church community to live out social justice in their everyday lives.
Common Good’s vision is for a city where individuals and communities impacted by poverty and injustice are flourishing physically, spiritually, economically and socially.
Conquest for Life is a Youth run and managed Community Based Social Enterprise started in October 1995 in the township of Westbury.
The organisation exist to improve, promote and better the quality of life for all. The mission of the Organisation is to: “to be a self-sustaining youth organization, run by young people, empowered to become agents of change by developing their identity, self-worth, and a sense of community.”
The past years have been very exciting and challenging at times. In this profile you will learn about Conquest For Life, its programmes, successes and even challengers.
For nearly two decades, we’ve been working to reform legal policies and procedures to take the unique needs of child witnesses into
We train and sensitise stakeholders in the legal system on how to work appropriately and sensitively with child witnesses.
Our research activity seeks to identify and address underlying patterns of abuse, violence and victimisation that lead to these cases. We engage youth and community groups, intervening where necessary to educate, inform and help break pervasive cycles of violence, abuse and exploitation.
Educating the kids about the benefits of short term and long term eating habits and proper nutrition.
How healthy food affects their bodies and is associated with improved performance in sport.
Eventually having a team spending weekdays at schools with sports programmes and sports centres within various communities, thereby assisting and supporting the existing programmes in sustaining and developing both their own strengths as well as those of Foodcycle.
Spending weekends at bike races and rides in parks and along the spruits, in order to create awareness and sell products to fund the programme and get the kids involved.
We seek to develop skills in the fynbos industry, and educate youngsters through our Flower Valley school and in schools on surrounding farms and in local villages. The Trust, and its school, are based on Flower Valley farm near Gansbaai - a botanical treasure in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Flipping Education is a registered Non-Profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation with the vision to harness the power of education for social change.
Educational Enrichment for Students, Capacity Building and Skills Development of Educators, Creation of Resources for Enhanced Teaching and Learning, Implementation of Strategies for Sustainable Social Development in Education
Our mission is to use technology to empower and enable women and children to reach their full potential.
To act as a partner and ally in bridging the global digital divide for youth and women's organisations.
To promote the upliftment of forgotten communities in rural areas, specifically women and children by applying appropriate technology and skills.
- We provide information about human rights and more specifically women's rights and the necessary support to exercise their rights.
- We inform about their consitutional rights and train and educate them to access the state organs to enforce these rights. The process to lay charges if they have been subjected to abuse, violence etc. How to get child support from absent fathers etc.
- We inform about their social rights and train and educate them to access these.
- Who qualifies for which grants, and the processes to follow to access these.
- We inform and train women and children how to access information in this internet connected world, how search engines work, and how to use them to find work opportunities, support organisations.
We establish and promote modern communication channels. Effective communications is a major problem rural areas. Through collaboration, community organisations (and individuals) can set up multiple email addresses on a single access channel (like a cellphone modem). Besides just social networking, they can now access electronic forms from institutions (like banks, insurance companies etc) . An IT stokvel is a reasonable description of our approach.
We help by providing a repurposed obsolete PC obtained from corporate donors.
Fisantekraal Animal Welfare (FAW) helps the dogs and cats of Fisantekraal township, Morning Star, Klipheuwel, and surrounding farms near Durbanville, Western Cape.
We vaccinate against rabies and other diseases, subsidise food (or donate free where needed); deal with injuries and illnesses; treat mange; dip for ticks and fleas; provide or subsidise kennels and collars; and rescue abused, neglected or abandoned animals, and more.
Compass is a nationally recognized and registered organization through the Government in South Africa. Our team have researched the culture of charity on a global scale and pressure of the global socio-economic climate has forced the lower levels of society outside of our socio-economic structure.
The result is that the poor, homeless, unemployed & uneducated live by their own rules & understanding of society, because of the lack of access into our world order and systems. Out of this naivety and desperation to survive, crime, corruption, abuse and lawlessness are born. The ones who suffer the most are the innocent babies that are born into this current world order.
he Friends of Valkenberg Trust works in conjunction with hospital staff at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital to promote the recovery of people with serious mental illnesses. This is vital, as it means people can get back to their lives, their families, their jobs and their communities!
We also recognize and appreciate the team of staff who make recovery possible and serve to remind the larger community, and the service users themselves, that recovery is possible.
We started small. We started as a vision to make a difference at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital and change lives. We became an integral part of the recovery process at this hospital.
Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital serves adults from a diverse area of more than a million people in the Western Cape – from Simon’s Town to Nyanga, Grassy Park to Atlantis. Most come from disadvantaged communities. Many have little family or community support and will be in hospital for a number of weeks.
Through its 60+ volunteers, the Friends of Valkenberg works in conjunction with hospital staff to provide a range of services designed to bring hope and comfort to patients during their stay at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital; meeting direct needs and helping patients along the road to recovery.
It is our mission to show you how many wonderful shelter animals there are out there and just how many different and unique characters are looking for forever homes.
Breeders and pet shops are simply not necessary; there is no need to spend thousands of Rands and add to pet overpopulation and euthanasia.
Find you FurKidz, don't buy them!
Friends of Vista Nova is a registered Not for Profit Organisation with the sole purpose of raising funds for the Vista Nova School, situated in Cape Town, South Africa. The Vista Nova School caters for learners with Cerebral Palsy and other learning disabilities. Unlike traditional community based schools, Vista Nova caters for learners all over the Cape Peninsula.
Vista Nova’s Parent Teacher Association was responsible for the school fundraising activities up until the end of 2004. During the course of 2004 the association came to the realisation that in order to obtain funding on a more consistent basis they required an official entity that is completely separate from the school and focused exclusively on fundraising.
This registered entity would also qualify for tax exemption and ensure that funders are comfortable that the school and their needs are being met when providing the donations that the school desperately requires.
The first part of 2005 was spent laying the groundwork and completing the constitution that would see the establishment of Friends of Vista Nova as an officially registered NPO in May of that year. At this time the organisation also obtained its PBO status.
Since its establishment, Friends of Vista Nova has worked hard to not only continue and grow the successful fundraising activities established by the PTA, but also to open doors in the corporate fundraising circles.
Frontline Fellowship seeks to glorify God through
Evangelising in War Zones
Assisting Persecuted Churches
Working for Reformation and Revival in Africa
Serving God in: Angola , Mozambique , Malawi, Nigeria , South Africa , Sudan , Zambia , Zimbabwe and the Congo.
Evangelising in the War Zones
Frontline Fellowship is a Bible-based African Mission that has pioneered missionary work into neglected mission fields and areas resistant to the Gospel. Since 1982, Frontline missionaries have travelled hundreds of thousands of kilometres by foot, by motorbikes, by dugout canoes, trucks and aircraft to boldly proclaim the Gospel of repentance and faith in Christ to soldiers, guerrillas, resistance fighters and civilians on all sides of many conflicts in Africa .
The Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship, Dr. Peter Hammond , has personally carried out over 120 missions in the war zones and presented over 15,000 sermons, Bible studies and lectures in 36 countries. In the course of their missionary activities some Frontline missionaries have been ambushed, come under artillery bombardment and mortar fire, been stabbed, shot at, beaten by mobs, arrested and imprisoned. The Frontline mission base and high school in Sudan repeatedly came under aerial bombardment by the government of Sudan Air Force (10 times in 18 months). Over the years, 20 people involved in Frontline Fellowship outreaches have been imprisoned in Marxist or Muslim countries. Yet, by the grace of God, every one was freed in response to persistent prayer and pressure (Luke 18:1 – 5).
To contribute to the growth of generations of educated,
empowered and engaged young leaders and citizens of South Africa
Reading changes lives
Literacy is a powerful tool with lifelong benefits. Reading books and stories influences ones choices, it gives value to lives, it enhances critical and creative thinking and encourages personal development. Reading is the fundamental pillar of education. Education is the foundation of a healthy, stable, growth-oriented society.
The Future for African Children (FAC) is a non-profit organization created in 2007 with the purpose to create a better society fits for children where they are free from poverty, abuse and exploitation by promoting, monitoring and upholding children’s rights. FAC is politically independent and it engages with other institutions and organizations that sustain children’ rights culture. It seeks to provide practical support and advocate for the rights of vulnerable African children by:
- speaking on behalf of the most vulnerable African children and engaging communities and leaders to uphold the best interests of children and young people in Africa.
- giving a meaningful future to the life of hopeless African children through the improvement of the quality of life and advancing African children’s rights.
- working to bring all about changes for good on behalf of African children and their families, and encourage them to participate in processes which enhance their equality, self-reliance and long term sustainable development.
- seeking to provide hope / assistance to the very poor and disadvantage humankind without any bias and discrimination whatsoever, wherever possible to provide practical support which allows African children to grow up in a safe environment within their own families and communities.
Our vision is to create a better society fits for children where they are free from poverty, abuse and exploitation. A society where all children are gladly and proudly become productive and helpful citizens of the society, of the country, of the continent as well as of the world. In doing so, the FAC strives to change the attitude and social-economic of the African society.
The African children are at the heart of everything we do. FAC recognizes that no child lives in isolation, and for the child to truly benefit in any meaningful way, the basics of a stable and healthy community must come first. FAC is dedicated to working directly with children, their families and communities in devising, implementing and evaluating development projects that provide long lasting improvements.
We are a non-profit organisation (NPO). We provide home-based care services for sick people and support for their vulnerable family members. We bathe them and ensure that they adhere to their treatment regimens. Once a week we run a support group for HIV-positive patients where we promote adherence.
When necessary we refer the people to their nearest clinic. We also distribute condoms. We have a social worker on site to assist people apply for identity documents, birth certificates and social grants. We encourage children to go to school and advise parents as to where the nearest schools are.
We also deal with behavioural problems. We are a member of the KwaZulu-Natal Civil Society Coalition (KZNCSOC). We are open from 09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday. Our services are free of charge.
The Garden Route Botanical Garden Trust is an independent, non-profit organisation. Its mission is to establish and maintain an indigenous Botanical Garden and establish an Environmental Centre for educational, research, horticultural training, conservation, and recreational purposes.
The outcomes will be:
An educational resource for use by all
Sustained job creation and training
An educational resource for use by all
A strong environmental ethic amongst the wider community
An eco-tourism venue to give meaning to the "Garden" component of the Garden Route.
House and catalogue the Herbarium collections in accordance with the norms of Herbaria world-wide.
By developing awareness of the flora of the region, and by identifying the importance of the flora in the context of community and environmental health, to enable communities to gain a better understanding of the value, to them, of the regional flora.
Help to instill a better conservation ethic in the region to the benefit of the community and the environment as a whole.
Generate funds and access donations and sponsorships, in order to cover running costs, build up a Botanical Library, and acquire other essential equipment.
We are a Non-Profit Organisation representing and acting as volunteers on behalf of Abused and Abandoned Orphans, Women and children, Senior Citizens and Albinos In Africa.
We need donations for all of the fore mentioned groups in an effort to provide for their basic nutritional daily needs.
The Girls and Boys Town journey has been a tale of everyday life in most societies of the world - the tragedy of fear, loss, despair, abuse, neglect and the triumph of faith, courage and hope that changes the way we care for children. Its legacy is about fulfilling dreams and bettering lives.
In 1958, Magaliesburg saw the first Boys Town residential home established - borne out of the compassion, altruism and social consciousness of its founders, initially providing a home for nine youngsters from a local children's home who had been destined for a so-called trade school. These boys were soon joined by 17 others from children's homes throughout the country and, since then, the organisation has continued to expand exponentially over the next 53 years - including focusing on work with girls.
Girls and Boys Town focuses on children 'at-risk' and families in difficulty by providing aid to youth, families and communities who we believe are South Africa's strength and future. Through various workshops and programme our mission is to create opportunities for youth to grow and develop into responsible citizens, able to contribute to family and community life in the spirit of peace, dignity, tolerance, equality and solidarity with others.
Over the past 53 years Girls and Boys Town has developed with such depth and richness and such inspirational stories of strength, courage, dedication and goodwill. This youth focus has taken us all from those humble beginnings to an organisation that has grown to one that today consists of four major national service divisions:
Residential Services - provides residential care to over 300 youth - girls and boys - on any given day from all communities in eight nationally located residential centres. Girls and Boys Town is the only child- and youth-care organisation in South Africa offering youth two alternative residential programme options: Four Youth Development Centres (each setting with up to 70 youth in a more structured environment) where the unique Peer-Group System of Self-government operates. This model significantly involves youngsters in decision-making concerning their own affairs. Youth elect their Mayor and Council and then govern themselves under the guidance of adults, where they are taught to take responsibility for themselves and others.
Four Family 'Group' Homes (caring for up to ten boys or girls in regular houses in the community with a husband / wife team as Family Teachers) where the Family Home Model, is unique in its focus on family-style living with emphasis on social skills teaching and meaningful self governance by youth.
Independent Living Skills Programme which is designed to divert violent youth from lawbreaking activities. Through this the Girls and Boys Town builds the individual's self-esteem and helps him / her make the most of his/her abilities through self-reliance.
Training and Education Service Division - provides:
Structured training workshops, via two national Training and Resource Centres (that provide training services in their regions and surrounding provinces) to parents (Common-sense Parenting), educators (Education Model - having trained over 200 schools), and all professionals working in the field (Consultation and Care Models).
Commonsense Parenting Workshops which empower parents who feel they are failing their difficult children. The workshop also further promotes a 'whole-school' approach to the education, discipline and development of learners. This workshop has through the department of education and professional family workers and organisations managed to help over 900 parents across nine provinces.
Well-Managed Classroom Workshop designed to aid all educators. It promotes positive learner behaviour in the classroom, enables educators to focus on teaching and builds strong learner/educator relationships. Teachers are equipped with the ability to take control and calm unruly/ violent school pupils. To date this workshop reached over 700 schools; 9 089 educators and impacted the lives of 268 536 000 learners.
Consultation Workshop This professional development workshop is designed to accommodate all types of programmes and schools. It is skill-based training that gives you and other supervisory staffs the tools you need to enhance your management skills and to ensure successful implementation of the educator skills learned in the Well Managed Classroom or Specialised Classroom management Workshop. For senior personnel that ensures retention and continuing skill development of educators trained - including developmental behaviour planning (in synchronisation with Individual Education Plans).Recommended for senior personnel who supervise/consult to educators.
Administrative intervention workshop follows the WMC workshop. Focuses on techniques to de-escalate volatile behaviour and prepares learners for re-entry to the classroom after being referred to the office. Learn practical strategies for developing a consistent office referrals process. The ultimate goal is to reduce the number of office referrals. Recommended for senior staff.
Direct youth education services via four national Girls and Boys Town operated Learning Support Centres (small intensive 'remediation' class settings) for learners who are struggling in mainstream educational classes, either due to educational/remedial difficulties or challenging classroom behaviours (thus at risk of losing their school placements). The intention is to mainstream these learners, back to the school from which they were initially referred, as soon as possible following intervention.
The computer-based intervention evaluates and enhances learners' educational needs in two critical areas - literacy and mathematics. These have consistently been identified as core challenges facing South African learners, but are the building blocks for all other learning.
The programme helps identify learning difficulties, such as attention deficit, and recommends remedial actions to address problems that the children experience.
The primary objective of the organisation is to address the educational and social needs of rural children and to offer these children life-long learning in order to build positive self-worth and self-respect. We reach this objective by means of our 3 R’s Programme: Reading, Running and Righting.
Our main focus is towards rural institutions (schools, creches, palliative care centres, hospices and old age homes) where we supply them with goods like food, clothing, medical supplies and more according to what their needs.
Our secondary cause depending on donations are animal care centres.
We love what we do and we hope you will too.
We focus on health, human rights and nutrition & food security as 3 indivisible elements in the fight against the HIV/AIDS Pandemic.
Our Motto, Your Health. Your Rights, expresses what we want to achieve. We aim to have a positive impact on the health and rights of hard to reach and vulnerable populations through advocacy, community empowerment projects, knowledge management, research and innovative technology.
In three years gateway won 5 global health challenges: Awards include:
1. 2017 Positive Action Challenge for SmartParent - retaining HIV positive breastfeeding mothers on anti-retroviaral therapy, to prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child.
2. 2017 Hivos Idea Accelerator for Fihla ka Nako, a social enterprise providing emergency transport to pregnant women and their babies in rural areas.
3. 2017 Hivos Idea Accelerator for SmartAgric - a multinode of mini weather stations using mobile phone technology to provide up to date on the ground weather updates and sustainable agriculture tips to smallholder farmers - to improve nutrition, food security and economic prospects in rural communitities.
4. 2015 People's Coice Award from the UN Special Envoy for Health MDGs and Malaria - most promising childhood pneumonia innovation.
5. Grand Challenges Explorations Round 14 - Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for timely, effective treatment of childhood pneumonia.
The founding vision:
To make the biggest single impact on the life of a child…and by doing this; to leave a legacy.
Since opening our doors in 2013, Signature of Hope has supported non-profit organisations that are passionate about making a sustainable difference in the lives of vulnerable children living in underprivileged communities.
Through our partnership with adventurer and philanthropist - Chris Bertish in 2016/7, SOHT was chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the Chris Bertish SUP Crossing and has been actively working to raise funds for the most at-risk children in Africa, together with Operation Smile SA and the Lunchbox Fund.
The Trust's vested interest in the early development of children is an essential part of our goal to develop healthy, engaged and civic-minded adults and sustainable communities.
In 2018 Our focus will be on improving literacy levels in South Africa by partnering with Shine Literacy and establishing independent Literacy centres to support underperforming primary schools. The Shine Literacy Hour provides individual support to help strengthen each child’s reading, writing and speaking skills.
Long-term Our plan is to expand our support into Africa to aid in mother tongue and English literacy development.
To create a culture of self-empowerment and sustainable development within vulnerable communities across Africa.
To equip and empower not just individuals, but whole communities to rise above their hardships and reach their full academic potential regardless of their financial status. In turn, breaking the generational cycles of poverty.
• Treat all individuals with respect, care and appreciation
• Education is a right; not a privilege
• Be the small change you wish to see in your community
• Always inspire HOPE around you
• Core principle of sustainability
• Transparency in all areas of business
• Holistic engagement with all stakeholders
Since 1997, Karin Saks has been involved in the fostering and rehabilitation of orphan baboons, the caring of injured monkeys who have been returned to the wild and has worked towards a harmonious co-existence between these primates and humans. She has monitored wild baboon troops who raid human homes to research ways of baboon management and has observed wild troops in her area with a view to finding out damage done to troop structures and numbers because of human intervention.
In 1998, while Karin was introducing her very first orphaned baby baboon back into the wild, she was accepted as surrogate mother into the troop and came as close as possible to understanding a glimpse of how it feels to be a mother baboon. As there were no humans to rely on for guidance, her only choice was to listen to the wild baboons to ensure her adopted baby baboon would have a secure, safe future. She learnt their language and acted on their direction.
As a result of the incredible communication between the baboons and herself, the rehabilitation was successful.
This experience was deeply profound and became the turning point in her life. From that moment on, she decided to dedicate her time to helping wild primates and acting as a mediator between these animals and the humans who have difficulty co-existing with them.
Years of informal observation – by Karin – of the troops between The Crags and Bloukrans Pass in the Western Cape, have suggested that it is of utmost importance that human/baboon conflict be faced before further damage continues.
Like many who take on the task of rescuing these persecuted animals, Karin self funded her work until 2008 when she founded the Darwin Primate Group and registered it as a non-profit organization.
The Darwin Primate Group is a registered non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of South African primate species.
Karin Saks is currently researching samango monkey populations in the midlands of Kwazulu Natal. More information on this project can be found at:
Halli Trust stands in the GAP for our precious communities.
We make a difference with:
We have Halli, our Cool Teenager Dude Mascot!!!
He is an Akita Japanese dog with lots of personality.
Halli assists us with the various educational talks on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Halli visits are free of charge, but we encourage schools to do a collection towards a donation for us.
We assess clients at their homes (Helderberg area) to establish the context of their circumstances. We determine the immediate need, to enable us to plan our assistance to the individuals/family.
We assist in their physical and emotional needs for a short period.
We assist our communities with a Needle Work Project, Alcohol and Substance Abuse support, Prayer Walks and Training opportunities, Home Renovations, Eye care and Hearing support, Halli Clubs (8 – 10 year old) and a Madiba Day Beanie handout.
We collect clothes and shoes (old or new), toys (old or new), groceries (food and toiletries), household supplies, building supplies and furniture.
We take great responsibility in making sure that your donations reach the right hands.
REHABILITATION AND CARING OF ANIMALS
We promote the care of animals in communities by educating the owners on the needs of animals and the owners’ responsibilities. We also help finding homes for animals when owners cannot afford to keep them. We assist owners to have their animals castrated and spayed.
We collect dog and cat food, blankets, feeding and water bowls, kennels, etc.
We promote Halli Trust at various Fundraising Events, My School Drives, Annual Golf Days, Networking Events, Social Media and in the Print Media.
We undergo annual financial audits, which we submit together with an annual progress report to the Department of Social Development.
We are registered to work in the Western Cape
Our motto is to be humble, honest, grateful and transparent. We undergo annual financial audits, which
we submit together with an annual progress report to the Department of Social Development.
We are registered to work in the Western Cape
We aim to promote the welfare of all persons with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders in South Africa and elsewhere. We hope it will help provide a better understanding of this inherited, lifelong bleeding disorder which affects males almost exclusively.
A Non Profit Organisation that is not limited to a particular cause, but was established to empower members of the economy with opportunities and programmes catered to each economic need and goal.
Our goal is to establish a foundation that can help the following areas:
- Education (bursary funds)
- Children (school programmes, feeding programmes, clothing programmes etc)
- Women Empowerment
- Youth Empowerment
We are a registered NPO: 2015/110502/08.
The Rhinos Are Coming!!! will host a spectacular three-month long Outdoor Art Exhibition in Cape Town starting mid-December 2018. In the run-up to the Outdoor Exhibition (in partnership with The City of Cape Town), we will be showcasing our Rhinos at various locations; we started with our 8 Rhino Ambassadors in April 2017, and will continue to exhibit our growing herd until November 2018.
Our goal is to have 60 or more unique, stunningly designed and painted life-sized sculptures of Rhinos, which will be prominently exhibited throughout the city streets, tourism hubs and the Winelands.
Some of our Sponsors include: The One & Only Hotel, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, The Radisson Blu Hotel Group, Welgevonden Game Reserve, and Pick ‘n Pay Corporate.
Some of our Partners include: Pressclip Media, Cape Town Carnival, the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town International Airport, Stuttafords Van Lines, WTM Africa, We Are Africa, and The City of Cape Town.
The City of Cape Town is delighted to partner with us on this initiative by enabling Art Rhinos to be exhibited at numerous most-visited iconic tourism sites. This fabulous summer Outdoor Art Exhibition will benefit Cape Town and environs on many different levels.
Our initiative will raise significant funds for projects focused on rhino conservation and will also uplift and empower our local creative communities. This is a fresh, new and less serious fundraising approach to the most serious business of saving our precious rhinos. Proceeds from the auction of the Rhinos after the Exhibition will go to StopRhinoPoaching.com, or a registered Rhino Conservation Organisation that our Sponsors already support.
Thanda is a community-based organisation that provides innovative solutions for sustainable development. We aim to create safer, stronger communities by providing educational and skills-building opportunities to individuals. Our mission is to empower people to create positive change - change in individuals, change in their communities and eventually changes that impact the world.
We believe that five essential skills are necessary for the effective development of every individual: self-esteem, perspective, empathy, critical thinking and creativity. Without these skills in place, people are not equipped to overcome challenges or stand up for what is ethical. Through our four core programmes outlined below, we aim to fill that void and inspire good neighbours, good citizens, and the next generation of resilient, confident young adults who contribute to a better world.
Our core programmes include:
1) Early Childhood Development
2) After-school education
3) Organic Farming
4) Creative Learning Training
We teach tennis to children from Alexandra Township, exposing them to the benefits of physical activity with the aim of linking them to opportunities that lead towards furthering their education, becoming coaches themesleves or playing tennis professionally.
By partnering with 4 Alexandra Township Feeder Schools (Bovet Primary School, Lyndhurst Primary School, HA Jack Primary School and Glenhazel Primary School) we have over 2000 children participating on a weekly basis during their Physical Education Classes at school. Our Mini Tennis League, Tennis Festival and Family Tennis Day are supplementary events we host to create excitement in the children and continue to stimulate participation.
Play-with-a-Purpose Educational Trust is trading as Preschools 4 Africa. Preschools 4 Africa has its roots in the Play-with-a-Purpose educational programme which was founded in 1991. Preschools 4 Africa is an Educational Trust and a registered South African non-profit organisation that has had over 25 years of Community Development and Early Childhood Development experience. We were the first Educational Institute worldwide to receive ISO 9001 status. Our vision is to have a preschool within walking distance of every child. We have impacted over 200 preschools, with +60 running the Play-with-a-Purpose research based ECD programme.
Preschools 4 Africa aims to assist young children in their quest to obtain quality and relevant early childhood education in order to ensure that they are in a position to ultimately be gainfully employed and become global citizens. Research indicates that a child that does not receive the correct education in the first five years has a 70% chance of being arrested for a violent crime and has less than a 30% chance of entering tertiary education. We aim to be part of the change in uplifting education in the fight against crime.
Ladles of Love is a volunteer-run soup kitchen and feeding program for people in need. Since inception in July 2014 where we started with one kitchen each Tuesday, we've expanded significantly. We now serve 3 meals a week without fail to the homeless community.
Now we are expanding into primary schools - focusing on providing nutritious, fresh food to young learners coming to school without a meal of their own. We now feed approx 760 students lunch each week.
All food is vegetarian and is freshly prepared in the kitchen of Doppio Zero, St George’s Mall. The soup is a thick wholesome broth of potatoes, butternut, carrots, lentils and rice with a careful blend of spices - cooked over a number of hours to create a delicious meal.
In 1986 a nurse from Sedgefield and a doctor from Knysna started working together to help those who needed care at home. There was no name, no office, no funding, no mission statement, simply two people working together to care for others. This was the start of the Knysna Sedgefield Hospice – people working together to care.
Peggy Grinaker donated a house in Hunters Home in 1990 after Hospice cared for her husband, Ola. This is still the Hospice Headquarters.
In July 2002 KSH received Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) accreditation and became an official Integrated Community-based Home Care (ICHC)2 site. Council of Health Services Accreditation of SA (COHSASA) granted full accreditation status in May 2006. Re-accreditation was achieved in August 2008 and November 2011.
In 2010 it was recognized that no palliative care services were delivered in Wilderness and it was decided that to extend the services from Sedgefield to Wilderness.
Knysna Sedgefield Hospice continues to enjoy the support of many committed volunteers and of the community of Knysna and Sedgefield and adapt to the changing needs of the community.
To build strong communities of women and girls who are well-rounded, confident and
By teaching various life skills, the Daughters of Destiny Girl Clubs are designed to help girls grow and develop their confidence and self-esteem.
Daughters of Destiny creates a safe space for women and girls. Here, women and girls can share, grow and support each other as well as the community.
Through our Community Leaders Training Programmes, we train women to become key figures of leadership and support in the community.
Accessible learning spaces in parks where girls live. Using parks in the community where the young girls live, fosters a safe environment. It also allows older women in the same community to get involved without any transport or financial obligations.
We are Committed to Developing, Maintaining and Nurturing Partnerships with Businesses, Organisations and Individuals to Achieve our Vision. vision
The Daughters of Destiny Girls Clubs offers age appropriate instruct for female youths and teenagers aged 10 – 16 and girls aged 4-10. The DoD Clubs fill the gaps of the schooling and social systems by creating an open discussion on topics that are less frequently discussed, such as the importance of healthy and unhealthy relationships, abuse and sexual health education.
GIRL DAYCARE CLUBS
The Daughters of Destiny Girls Clubs aims to help girls aged 3-6 gain valuable, age appropriate life skills. Through these clubs, we mentor girls and help them develop self-esteem, grow their body confidence, and assist them in developing their presentation and public speaking skills.
We are a newly registered NPO (H18 Foundation 201-931 NPO – registration as at 9 January 2018).
We have been in operation since August 2016, as a Social Upliftment Programme, providing training for unemployed ladies in Joe Slovo, Milnerton, Cape Town, in the craft of Crochet.
The materials are supplied and the finished products then purchased back from the ladies. A safe and comfortable space is provided, with on-site training and supervision. Since inception over 60 ladies have been empowered, and most have moved on to full-time employment, we currently have 25 ladies working at the Foundation. This opportunity has enabled them to send their children to school, with a sandwich in their lunchbox, keep a roof over their heads, and manage to feed their families regular meals.
Our goals are to grow the manufacturing side of H18 Foundation with new and innovative products and provide skills training for the ladies in administrative processes so that they can run and manage the Foundation themselves. Ultimately leading to sustainable growth and development of the Foundation.
ROTO seeks not to impose guilt or create an atmosphere of entitlement, but merely wishes to appeal for a conscience of UBUNTU in this socio-economic pit that is taking its toll on lives and families.
WHAT WE DO?
ROTO has defined an overarching approach to all our programs: We tackle our causes with both hands to bring change to the lives of poor and vulnerable.
The focus of our actions is determined by analysing the underlying causes whereby we identify the most impactful course of action, and in doing so with the help of our Partners and Sponsors, we execute.
We are resilient in addressing and prioritizing concerns and seek solutions to the need that we identify and encounter.
WHERE WE WORK?
ROTO focuses on community based initiatives in and around the Helderberg basin in an informal yet structured manner.
ROTO’s programs centres around areas such as:
Social and Educational up liftment
Women’s social and economic empowerment
Mobilizing, organizing and assisting community projects on needs and priorities
Empowering and assisting poor households to meet their basic needs, with programs that promote sustainable livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people.
Feeding programs in communities and in schools
Each program strives to strengthen self-reliance while promoting basic human rights, good governance, and social, economic and gender equality.