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Meet the charities

Realema offers bursaries to talented and dedicated students, who could not otherwise afford a tertiary degree, to study for a Bachelor of Education degree, while gaining valuable work experience as full-time teacher interns at top schools. 

They help these bursary recipients to escape a life of poverty by building sustainable careers in teaching, while also developing the passionate and professional teachers that South Africa so badly needs.



Nuwe Hoop Centre is the largest centre for education and training of deaf, hard of hearing, multiple handicapped and learners with learning disabilities in South Africa. 

Founded in 1979 by a group of women from Cape Town’s businesswomen The Adele Searll bursary Fund supports underprivileged students at tertiary institutions throughout the Western Cape.


Two of AS bursars have gone on to study at Harvard and so far more than 100 students have received financial aid from the Club.

Ikhaya Le Themba dreams of a world in which every child has hope and a future. 

Hope of Home offers educational support and holistic care for orphaned and vulnerable children and their families who are facing the effects of poverty, HIV & AIDS, trauma and learning difficulties. 

The Hangberg Educational Trust (HET) set their objective to provide affordable and sustainable infrastructure for preschool children in Hangberg. Their first project was the Hangberg Pre-Primary School. 

HPP School provides schooling and nutrition for preschool children, in a safe environment with a focus on early literacy programmes.

Read to Rise promotes youth literacy in schools in underprivileged South African communities. Children need to 'read' in order 'to rise' in their personal development and contribution to society, and all efforts are spent developing children's reading abilities. 


Nthabiseng Hlongwane's dream was to create a safe place for children in the Doornkop community.  

Thanks to various donations the pre-school now has brick classrooms, a sickroom, a kitchen, jungle gyms and a vegetable garden. Five teachers care for and feed numerous children everyday. A true safe-place for the community. 

Little Artist School Project started in 1995, in an orphanage home in Marshalltown, downtown Johannesburg. Edward Selematsela was working as a child and youth care-giver, when an idea came to him: the children had nothing to do before and after school.


Little Artists encourage the development of artists from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, who have no funds for formal art tuition.

Founded in 2010, Project Playground promotes educational, recreational and supportive programs empowering vulnerable children and youth in the townships of Cape Town. Resulting in self-reliant and self-equipped contributors to society. 

By being part of Project Playground, children gain self-esteem, determination and belief in the future, which then has a ripple effect on the communities surrounding them. 

Shine Literacy creates a culture of reading in South African schools, homes, workplaces and communities, thereby improving literacy outcomes for young children from low-income communities. Their vision? a nation of readers!

Shine provides structured English literacy support to children, providing storybooks and readers and empowering parents and caregivers through Family Literacy Workshops. 

Established in 2005 by St Stithians College, the Thandulwazi Trust Maths and Science Academy was established as a nation building education programme. 


By recognising that by providing a greater number of people access to quality education, Thandulwazi is providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to become active and contributing members of our broader South African community and economy.


This is accomplished through our four programmes: the Saturday School Programme, the Teacher Development Programme, the Intern-Teacher Training Programme and the Academic Scholarship Programme.   

The Click Foundation offers online English and numeracy literacy programmes in underprivileged primary schools across South Africa.Offering young learners the opportunity to  navigating their learning journey by means of technology.


In doing so, the Click Foundation is not only addressing the literacy crisis but also equipping these young learners with the technological skills required for their future success.


Uphawu Community Development Project runs various initiatives in which the primary aim is to grow youth readership and embrace reading as a hobby, amongst many other community upliftment objectives.

Home From Home dreams of a world in which every child has a safe home and a loving family. They  believe strongly in the power of family.

Founded in 2005, HFH has successfully provided supported, family-style foster care to orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children.


African philosophy of Ubuntu, of being interconnected and sharing sense of compassion and community is at the core of our purpose in building loving families.


Chic Mamas supports education and builds bridges between communities through sustainable fundraising and promoting the spirit of volunteerism.


They are “Mamas” who are concerned about the children of South Africa and their future. Passionate about education and the importance of ECD: the opportunity for each child to grow in a safe, stimulating environment is core to Chic Mamas.

Kidz2Kidz connects individuals through the ‘joy of giving’ by sharing their projects with recipients, volunteers, carers, donors and sponsors.


They seek to promote a culture of literacy from a young age and create safe schools by training teachers on how to combat bullying in South African schools.


K2K encourages working directly with the people who make a difference in their communities; educators, social workers, carer’s or community leaders who are involved with children and protect the rights of our children. 

CAS  supports both teachers and pupils in schools and assists in building an educational foundation that delivers the appropriate levels of learning to the pupils. CAS facilitates the restoration, maintenance and upgrading of school facilities.

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