Khulisa Social Solutions is a Non-Profit Company established in 1997 as a response to violence and criminal behaviour robbing youth and communities of an opportunity to live their best lives. Khulisa has 15 offices across South Africa and employs 124 staff working in some of the most hard to reach areas around the country. In the last year, alone, Khulisa reached almost half a million vulnerable youth through multiple programmes. We are a national non-profit company that inspires, empowers and enables vulnerable children, youth and communities to unlock their potential and develop skills towards a positive future. Its work is based on knowing that one’s past and circumstances does not determine one’s future and potential.
Khulisa is able to measure its work by tracking the number of youth, at a ‘tipping point’, that make the shift from anti-social and or criminal behavior to a life of resilience that is combined with positive outlook and opportunities for their future. In supporting the restoration of individuals, Khulisa also addresses problems found within their families and communities and collaborates to resolve these with other service providers.
Khulisa works with primary and secondary school going children, rendering a variety of services including but not limited to mentorship, enhanced education, life skills, access to IT, crime prevention, social entrepreneurship, peace mediation, support groups, Ubuntu clubs, recreation and extra mural activities, and family programmes.