We care for, protect and empower orphaned and vulnerable children and youth in need. We do this in residential facilities and in community-based care models, which enable these young people to develop to their fullest potential. We strive towards a high standard of childcare and excellence in good governance. We aim to achieve greater sustainability and growth in order to impact on more children and communities.
Increase the environmental consciousness of local communities and support conservation initiatives by: conducting education programmes for schoolchildren to encourage a passion for nature, support their knowledge and personal growth; running training and development programmes for youth in nature-based career paths; facilitating and managing the directing of funds towards conservation activities.
We believe in the significance of quality education and investing in KwaZulu-Natal’s youth resulting in life-altering positive change. Our focus areas include partnering with local pre-schools to ensure quality Early Childhood Development; our scholarship programme where children from the ECD partner pre-schools are awarded scholarships to attend Waterfall Schools and supporting our foster children who are currently doing their tertiary studies. Partner with us as we grow hearts and minds.
FunDza believes reading changes lives. It promotes reading for pleasure among SA youth by producing exciting local content that inspires lifelong reading. It uses technology to reach a broad readership via its ‘cellphone library’, and delivers reading and writing programmes to groups nationwide. FunDza is helping young people develop the literacy skills they need for school, work and life.
Bringing people together to provide decent shelter, improve livelihoods and reduce housing poverty for low-income families. Home construction, repair and renovations through our Volunteer Build Programme. Additional areas of focus include our community development work. Through advocacy we aim to collaborate with sector partners and proactively engage with public and government stakeholders on policies concerning human settlement.
IkamvaYouth provides an after-school tutoring programme to high school learners who attend under-resourced township schools in South Africa. IkamvaYouth provides a safe space for learners to be after class ends, where they receive help with their homework and a host of other services and support to ensure they succeed. Since our humble beginnings, we have grown from one branch to more than 15 and support over 5 000 learners per year through our various programmes.
We provide tertiary education (a BA degree in business administration) to young people who are not able to aford post-school studies. This is done through a unique combination of a no-interest student loan and an ‘earn and learn’ programme, which sees the students working while studying to gain experience and repay their loan. Students receive over R1m worth of education. Maharishi Institute makes use of the approach of Consciousness-Based Education.
New Leaders Foundation is a not-for-profit company committed to transforming South African education. We believe education and unemployment are two of the greatest challenges of our generation and we are committed to developing empowered leaders in education and in our organisation who will shape a positive future for our children.
The Primary Science Programme (PSP) improves the quality of education in South Africa. We train, mentor, coach and support teachers in classrooms to strengthen content and practical teaching and learning of critical subjects: natural sciences and technology, mathematics, language and environment in primary schools, using an enquiry-based approach. Our vision: excellent primary schooling for all South Africa’s children.
PROTEC was established 36 years ago to help school learners in previously disadvantaged communities to prepare for and successfully embark on careers in maths, sciences, technology, and engineering. By implementing holistic educational projects aimed at both learners and teachers country-wide, PROTEC aims to increase the technologically skilled workforce in South Africa and promote lifelong learning
Smile Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a comprehensive healthcare vision for children living with facial conditions. We help children in need of surgery for treatable facial anomalies such as cleft lip, cleft palate, ear, and nose conditions, facial paralysis, burn wounds and craniofacial abnormalities. We are dedicated to transforming children’s lives in South Africa.
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental organisation that advocates for the rights of South Africa’s most marginalised children. We build loving, stable families for children and young people who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care. SOS provides care and support to children through 11 SOS programmes, in eight provinces.
SANZAF is a faith-based socio-welfare organisation that strives to facilitate the empowerment of needy families by fulfilling our mandate to effect meaningful and sustainable change through development and relief. We are committed to investment in education and socio-economic development through a variety of interventions and undertake projects such as bursary programmes, early childhood development, welfare, soup kitchens, school lunches and food hamper distributions aimed at alleviating hunger.
Teach A Man To Fish tackles the growing youth unemployment challenge. We help learners gain the skills and experience they need to get a decent job or create their own business when they leave school. We guide learners to develop business and livelihood skills through planning and leading a profitable business in school and train teachers to lead students in business and experiential learning year on year.
Thandulwazi’s overall vision is a South Africa where quality education is available to all young South Africans, irrespective of their socioeconomic circumstances; delivered by teachers who are professional, innovative and confident in their subject knowledge and skills. Thandulwazi offers STEM-focused programmes for high school students and educators; and a school leadership programme.
Ignite hope for a better future by growing people, developing businesses and impacting communities. The Hope Factory delivers Socio-Economic Development Programmes and Customised Projects for economic transformation. Establishing vital and solid foundations for start-ups that impact targeted communities and industries through entrepreneurial skills development training and mentoring.
The NCPD does advocacy work and services leading to an equitable and inclusive society. We do universal design and access audits; work placement and reasonable accommodation; internships; workplace policy and disability equity training; entrepreneurs with disabilities; disability information and children’s programmes; referrals of persons with disabilities needing our services; motor vehicle importation rebate, beach permits and parking discs.
The Unlimited Child is a leading Early Childhood Development and skills development non-profit organisation. We ensure that children from birth to six years old have access to high quality and sustainable early childhood education so that they can develop to their full personal and educational potential.