In the spirit of addressing economic, environment and social issues within South Africa we support projects which address the following areas:

  • Education
  • Poverty
  • HIV/Aids

Hearts of Hope is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and Non Profit Company (NPC) that strives to enhance the lives of orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children in our care through quality individual care and development, allowing them a childhood.  Hearts of Hope has been in operation since 2003, having begun as a group of volunteers in 1997. They pride themselves in their strong governance procedures and operating systems.  Their core project is their children’s home in Wendywood, Johannesburg where they care for 34 children at any one time.

Their Vision: 
To provide a platform of ‘family based’ care for vulnerable children, from all backgrounds and health circumstances, particularly those who are affected and/or infected by HIV/Aids.

Enhancing the lives of vulnerable children through developmental and educational care, enabling them to have a childhood.

Since 2015, they have built and established a wholly owned ECD Centre, The Wendywood Development Centre for children aged 3 months-6 years’ old. The Centre provides educational services from, playgroup to Grade R.  In addition, the Principal of the school establishes and implements stimulation programs for the babies and toddlers.

Seeds of Africa, is a non-profit organization focused on enterprise and supplier development as well as early childhood development in previously disadvantaged communities.  In order to facilitate and maximize positive socio-economic transformation their Adopt-a-Crèche initiative focuses on supporting and assisting vulnerable disadvantaged children who come from informal settlements. This initiative’s core purpose is to assist the crèches with teacher training and provision of resources needed to ensure the children are taught a standard of education that prepares them sufficiently for their informative years of schooling.

Seeds of Africa have partnered with an Early Childhood Development Specialist who has designed a curriculum that fits in with the Department of Education’s requirements for early childhood development.  In addition they have an in-house Crèche Coordinator that visits the crèches on a regular basis to monitor and evaluate their progress. Seeds of Africa serve many crèches in their local community and are completely committed to providing ongoing assistance and support in the best interest of each of the children at the crèches.

Peninsula Feeding Association is a non-profit organization that addresses hunger in young learners attending primary, secondary and special needs schools as well as orphaned and vulnerable children centres, early childhood development centres and technical and vocational education and training colleges in the Western Province.

Their mission is to combat the prevalence of hunger in children attending schools and other developmental institutions through this feeding and other developmental initiatives, while they are at school.  Their vision: No more hungry school children!

Khanyisela “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela.  Situated in the Northern Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal, The Khanyisela Project works to improve the lives of over 650 preschool children in the amaZizi community. Their main focus being children’s education, social, emotional and cognitive development as well as health and nutrition. The schools are equipped with infrastructure, resources and educational play equipment. Children are fed a daily nutritious meal and are taught in a mentally stimulating environment to ensure the opportunity for development is colossal. The teachers are supported through training programmes and assisted with the upkeep of their buildings and facilities through volunteers and donations.

Our donations help enable Khanyisela to train and equip teachers with the expertise to develop the children’s full potential; build additional classrooms; upgrading and ongoing maintenance of the school; ensuring there is sufficient supply of educational toys and books and providing balanced meals to every student.

Royal Drakensberg Primary is an independent school in the Northern Drakensberg which provides a quality education to 88 children. The Khanyisela Project provides support to 18 pre-schools in the greater ama-Zizi village, impacting the lives of 600 children. Their collective vision is to Transform rural communities through quality education initiative.

For over 10 years they have adapted their strategies and grown as a school to ensure that they are providing the very best for the children. They understand the importance of beginning early, providing quality in a child’s education and provide progressive methods to help develop children who are creative, explorative, insightful and excited about learning. They give children the necessary grounding for success and this is all managed by an exceptionally dedicated team of teachers. They give children a hand-up and help them on their way to becoming successful adults and active contributors to our society.

Since 2004, EmployAbility-Vulindlela have been in the business of increasing awareness within the open labour market, and the placement of people with disabilities into meaningful employment. During this time they have found that a person with a disability generally has an enormous capacity to learn, implement and retain the inherent skills of a given job when granted the opportunity to learn on-site, with ongoing support.

Corrie Lynn Primary, Sustainable Gardens &Water Catchment Project 

In 2020, Khulisani, in partnership with EmployAbility, identified 10 unemployed ladies living within impoverished areas for participation in an agricultural training programme incorporating the establishment of vegetable gardens at their homes. The ladies worked hard and were extremely grateful to be chosen for this project. With the funding received they were also able to provide one of the participants that had no access to water with a water catchment solution.

Corrie Lynn Primary School

Since September 2020, Farm2You in partnership with EmployAbility has delivered 75 Litres (250ml per child) of Maas to the school daily to assist with their daily nutrition. In December, they hosted a year end party where all children were given a goodie bag (including chips, sweets and a cold drink), a hotdog and an ice-cream. Each child was also given a 2L bottle of Maas to take home with them. This project will continue until the end of March 2021.

Emqashweni (Crystal Springs) Crèche, Soup Kitchen, Special Needs Support Centre and Vegetable Garden

Together with Khulisani and Action in Isolation, EmployAbility has identified the Crystal Springs Crèche in Emqashweni as a 2021 SED beneficiary.

Crystal Springs Crèche 

Crystal Springs began approximately 5 years ago by a local family, concerned about the wellbeing and childcare options for young babies and children. The crèche was established near the Crystal Springs Primary School and then moved to a piece of land which was leant to them by a local farmer.

The school has struggled for many years to provide a safe and stable environment for the many children from this poor community. The teachers have been working for a minimal stipend whilst operating from a less than ideal structure. Many of the children who have attended the crèche in years past are from the surrounding community, with many single parent families working on surrounding farms. The school has really tried its best to keep its doors open with numbers fluctuating vastly and often school fees not being paid.

The school was identified by Action in Isolation & Farm2You (during lockdown) as one of the necessary feeding centres for the many children going without their school nutrition meal every day. At the height of lockdown, Action in Isolation & Farm2You were feeding 120 children from this point every day, Monday to Friday. Following lock down, they continued to support the nutrition programme at the crèche and numbers have continued to grow steadily. Currently, there are 32 children at the crèche.