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What would happen if you could ​improve circumstances for those who are suffering from abuse, addiction, abandonment or violence, so they could reach their potential? A young boy and girlThat is the question Boys Town has spent a century answering. It is what inspired and drove our founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan, and it continues to motivate our mission to this day. Boys Town believes today, as our founder did 100 years ago, that every child deserves a future, every family deserves to stay together and every community deserves to thrive. And we believe that all of these things should be achievable without regard to race, religion or background. So, for the young man dodging gunfire on the streets just to get to school, the family torn apart by substance abuse, and the community crumbling from neglect and social disorder, Boys Town offers hope. But we offer hope as more than just an abstract concept; we substantiate it with programs and solutions grounded in our deep experience and supported by our decades of research. Though we have grown to become a national organization that reaches communities from coast to coast, and our scope has expanded to include in-home family counseling, health care and programs to rebuild at-risk schools, Boys Town remains forever driven by our founder’s singular vision. And with your help, we will do so well into our second century and beyond.


We take positive, meaningful and effective action to combat these addictions and atrocities so that our world can become a better, healthier and safer place in which to prosper. RADA is a registered Non-Profit Company that plans to build comprehensive renewal centres in South African cities to begin with and eventually in cities around the world. RADA is currently based in Bryanston, Johannesburg, together with The Transformation Development Centre (“TDC”) under the banner TDC RADA. We offer Yoga, Reiki, Self-Help Workshops, Psychology Sessions, Meditation Classes, Life-Sound Therapies and Medical Assistance through an on-site medical practitioner. The facilities have been expanded to include additional medical rooms with a 120-seater conference centre. RADA has secured land situated on the outskirts of Johannesburg whereby plans are being finalised for the creation of the first RADA in-house facility. Completion of the facility is expected by July 2018. Architectural plans for another RADA centre are underway.


A huge body of research by neurologists, psychologists and educationists shows that human beings establish their most important learning and brain development as babies and pre-schoolers. What happens at this time will stay with us for the rest of our lives and can be the difference between a successful or an unsuccessful life. Later teaching may help but it will never replace what we lost in those years. Simply put – they have not learnt the basic skills needed to develop their young minds.


We believe there is strength in community, information, education and love. Our events are free to the public and include keynote speakers that are renowned for their knowledge on topics ranging from conception to adolescence. Our sponsors have shown a genuine interest in supporting mothers and families.

(YOUNGBLOOD)5 - PRAEKELT (8 FEB) designs and implements mobile technology to improve the lives of women and girls. We focus on creating solutions for mothers and adolescents in low and middle income countries for them to leverage to create positive change for themselves and their communities.


In December 2013, Zelda la Grange, late former President Nelson Mandela's trusted assistant, presented philanthropist and 'Arts Angel', Carolyn Steyn, with a challenge: knit, sew or crochet 67 blankets! These blankets would then be distributed to those in need on Mandela Day. Mandela Day is an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on the 18th July, Mandela's birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in 2009. Carolyn gladly accepted Zelda's challenge but soon realised that she wouldn't be able to achieve it alone. She called on her friends for help and developed a Facebook group called "67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day". In just days, hundreds of people from around the world had pledged to knit a blanket for Nelson Mandela Day. Since then, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day has transformed into what some are calling a "movement" - a movement that has captured the attention of many South African and international celebrities as well as corporates and "KnitWits for Madiba" in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Cyprus, London, the US and India. In its short history, the campaign has realized some important milestones. After just nine months, 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day won CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR at the South African of the Year Awards in October 2014. On April 21, 2015, to mark 21 years of democracy in South Africa 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day smashed the Guinness World Record for the "The Largest Crochet Blanket in the World" measuring 3,377 square meters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. On August 7, 2015 Carolyn Steyn signed an MOU with National Commisioner, Zach Modise, formalising a partnership between 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day and the Department of Correctional Services whereby every prison in South Africa will have the initiative introduced as part of their curriculum. The partnership is born from the shared belief that every person can change.


Since 1990, Sparrow Schools Educational Trust has developed into a dynamic and multi-faceted non-government organisation. The early years of Sparrow Schools were focused on bringing accredited schooling to cognitively disabled and disadvantaged youth. Since then, it has established and expanded organisational structures to address a wider range of needs found in the current South African environment — this includes the the creation of Sparrow FET College in 2010. The College adopts a theory, practice and real-world application approach to skills development. In the classroom, learners cover theoretical curriculum content in a simulated workplace environment through which theoretical and practical skills are taught and applied. Learners then carry these skills to their industry placement. Sparrow FET College and the industry work together to provide learners with internships during which they are fully supported, comprehensively trained, and prepared for future employment. The process starts with an assessment by a registered psychometrist. After this, a job coach is tasked with tracking each learner’s progress during their placement. Job coaches also monitor the learner’s career once they are fully employed, enabling us to assure industries that learners will become trustworthy employees. This means that we balance our social responsibility towards young South Africans, who seek a structured and nurturing path into the economy, with the creation of a stable and healthy relationship between Sparrow FET College and the industry.


Our purpose is to cultivate high-impact responsible entrepreneurship. We seek out young people who have the potential to change the world with their energy, curiosity and new ways of seeing and understanding the problems we face, and how to solve them. Our role is to nurture this potential using our ecosystem of partners, programmes and resources. The Foundation takes a holistic approach to entrepreneurship development with a focus on three critical aspects: cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset in our Scholars, Candidate Fellows and Fellows; developing entrepreneurial skills in our Fellows; and being relevant in the African context while understanding global entrepreneurial ecosystems.


Penreach works with schools, teachers, principals, ECD Centres, circuit offices and parents through a range of projects with one objective: SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL OBJECTIVE OF 90% OF CHILDREN ACHIEVING ABOVE 50% IN MATHS AND SCIENCE BY 2025 Have a look at our programmes above for more detailed information.


Nal’ibali is built on the simple logic that a well-established culture of reading can be a real game-changer for education in South Africa. Literacy skills are a strong predictor of future academic success in all subjects – and children who regularly read and hear engaging stories, in languages they understand, are well equipped and motivated to learn to read and write. A significant body of research reinforces the link between reading for pleasure and improved outcomes for children.


MAD2Adventures for a Cause exists to create a unique and adventurous platform for fundraising. It is an opportunity to be a part of an inspiring cross-country journey to raise funds of the Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD). In 2014 we initiated an event called MAD2Run, and now heading into our 5th consecutive event, we have added a new event - MAD2Cycle!


The Edgars UNiTE Orange Day Campaign made headlines in 2015 and 2016 when Edgars partnered with the United Nations (UN), several departments of government and associations in the fashion industry. But did you know that this unique initiative to further the plight of ending violence against women and young girls is ongoing? In the build-up to the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November 2017, and the 16 Days of Activism that follows (ending on 10 December), we highlight some of the past and ongoing successes of the extensive Edgars UNiTE campaign.

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