PARTNERS, PAST AND PRESENT
For well over ten years, in addition to establishing its own programme under the Youth Development Academy umbrella, the Foundation has worked closely with a small number of NGO partners.
With a minimum of a three-year commitment to help with strategic planning, its financial contribution has been supplemented with practical support to help these organisations to achieve their goals to maximum benefit
The Homestead, Cape Town
The Foundation is the principal funder of Hilary House, a Child and Youth Care Centre constructed in Khayelitsha and completed in 2012. The facility helps the Homestead in its work to offer safe shelter to boys who are living on the street and to re-integrate them into their communities. Additional financial help has contributed towards operational costs.
Dominican Convent School, Johannesburg
The Foundation has provided school bursaries to named students, which have seen six children complete their education through to the achievement of graduation. Some of the students came from the feeder “Wings of Hope” school, where toddlers were identified for support throughout their entire school life.
The Shine Centre, Cape Town
The Foundation has supported the Shine Centre’s literacy improvement programme by contributing to operating costs, including the provision of remedial specialists, materials and resources. This was particularly aimed to aid the expansion of their offering through their “Shine in a Box” replication initiative.
Lily of the Valley, Kwa-Zulu Natal
As well as supporting both education and health programmes for the Lily of the Valley Children’s Home, the Foundation was an original provider of agricultural poly-tunnels, which led to the near industrial-scale production of tomatoes and salad leaves under the Valley Fresh brand. The aim has been to create sustainability for all aspects of the Lily project.
By contributing towards Glenwood’s outreach programme, the Foundation was able to help the school to tutor both pupils and teachers from local township communities. The focus was on Maths, English and Natural Science and over 100 children per week benefitted from the programme.
MES activities cover a broad range of activities for disadvantaged South Africans of all ages living in Johannesburg. The Foundation specifically supported skills training for school-leavers, such as woodwork and plumbing, to provide them with a useful and marketable skill to offer employers.
Valley Pre-Primary School, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Through its contribution of bursaries for six pupils between the ages of 4-6, the Foundation helped the students to prepare for their transition into Grade 1 education, providing access to all-important literacy, numeracy and life skills learning.
Mamelani Projects, Cape Town
In supporting Mamelani’s youth development programme, the Foundation helped young people to transition out of state care at 18 years of age. Many had reached the point where they had to leave the care of the Homestead’s Children’s Home and specific skills training helped them attain useful skills for employment.
SASDI Foundation, Cape Town
The South Africa Sustainable Development Initiative applies its comprehensive approach to policies and programmes for children from birth to nine years with active participation of practitioners, their parents and their caregivers. It focuses on early childhood development and teacher training initiatives.
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