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Philippi Trust South Africa, established in 1999, is a registered trust and Section 18A organisation, and a fully accredited training service provider with the Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority of South Africa. The organisation offers both counselling and training by trained personnel subscribing to a code of ethics and practice, under professional supervision.

ELRU was established in 1978 and is a non-profit development and research organisation whose mission is to be a respected advocate and capacity-building partner in ensuring the right to development for all young children, especially the vulnerable. ELRU is a national organisation working across all provinces in underresourced urban and rural areas to increase access to and improve quality in Early Childhood Development (ECD) services and programming.

LifeXchange is an organisation that focuses on the sustainable transformation of youth at risk through a ‘holistic life-mentoring process’. The organisation uses extreme sports and adventure activities to make initial connection with troubled youth and from there they facilitate the development of one-on-one mentorship/discipleship relationships. These extreme sports and adventure activities serve as an opportunity for shared learning experiences between the mentor and mentee.

Scat is a veteran independent fundraising and grant-making development agency based in Cape Town. Established in 1984, Scat aims to channel funds to rural communities with limited access to resources and experience of marginalisation of their human rights. The organisation focuses on human rights, gender equity, HIV, AIDS and local economic development. Scat also works via its rural partner organisations, which Scat refers to as Local Development Agencies (LDAs).

The Amy Biehl Foundation is a non-profit organisation that offers programmes to develop and empower youth (five to 18 years of age) living in challenging and vulnerable communities in the Western Cape. The programmes provided include educational and cultural activities that offer learners healthy alternatives to all the negative influences within their society, unlock their creative talent and create future emotionally well-rounded individuals, leaders and entrepreneurs for South Africa.

Biblionef South Africa makes books available for children (ages three to 18) in all official languages, for reading pleasure and for education. In this way it lays the foundation for children to make good decisions through critical thinking, and to live balanced and productive lives. The organisation’s vision is to create lifelong readers who are good citizens and who can read and think for themselves, resulting in a society where everyone is literate, has access to education and finds reading both a great pleasure and a necessity.

The WCCF gives grants to local good causes that make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable sectors of the community. The Foundation has developed the appropriate expertise that also enables it to be a partner to individuals and organisations that are able to commit resources to community development and charitable causes on the West Coast in a way that guarantees results.

Women’sNet is a feminist organisation that works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The organisation provides training and facilitates content dissemination and creation that helps women, girls and women’s and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use. he Women’sNet website is a hub of information by women about women and gender, and focuses on South African and African content. The organisation helps women to find the people, issues, resources and tools they need for social activism.

Girls’Net, together with the Department of Communications, has been busy advancing its social and multimedia programme, culminating in its new and revamped site. The Girls’Net Mobisite project aims to provide a space for learning, sharing and networking for advocacy for girls. Although the content is primarily produced or developed by the girls, it is sourced where needed. This platform gives the girls the opportunity to feed content onto the website with the citizen- journalism skills they have learnt. It’s an ideal opportunity for them to document issues they are concerned about in their community.

In line with its philosophy for its community-interaction initiatives to be stronger, continuous and more creative, the Africa Centre has developed a fresh approach to HIV/AIDS and primary health care-related education and prevention programmes against domestic violence as well as drug and alcohol abuse.

GRS uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilise communities to stop the spread of HIV. Soccer is an integral part of local cultures across the world. It is something so positive that it brings smiles to children’s faces even in the worst of circumstances. GRS realised that the true power of soccer has always been the connections it creates between people. Using footballers as role models, and using the popularity of soccer to engage hard-to-reach young people, GRS has combined social theory, public-health methodologies, rigorous evaluation and a huge dose of passion.

By taking a holistic approach to arts development that is inclusive of all sectors of the community, the RAD Foundation’s goal is to build bridges within communities using performing and visual arts as a vehicle to inspire, engage and educate youth who want to grow their own futures and become employed within this diverse industry. This vision recognises the inherent creative flame that burns within every individual, including those in the direst of circumstances.


Grant.net is a provincial forum of grantmakers and corporate social investment practitioners in the Western Cape. Included in the membership are grantmaking practitioners from independent funds and international foundations that work in the Western Cape. The mission of Grant.net is to support, advance, promote and enhance the profession of grantmaking. This forum hopes to influence social-development policy and legislation. It promotes partnership with government, companies and independent funds.

MedicAlert® is a trusted third-party custodian of comprehensive personal health information. It provides a complete life-saving system built around a repository of health information that enables members to manage their personal health records while maintaining security, privacy and confidentiality. The MedicAlert® repository can connect to and provide critical medical information between patients, providers and first responders 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world.

Help the Rural Child Trust was established in 2006 and is a registered charitable trust and non-profit organisation. It operates six charity shops in the greater Cape Town area, which are entirely dependent on donations received. The proceeds of the HTRC charity shops go towards supporting rural youth centres. The organisation operates two bookshops offering a wide range of second-hand books: fiction, nonfiction, children’s, educational, specialist and collectables.

Badisa is a church-based social-services organisation that provides services in the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape, focused on the care, social development and treatment of indigent and vulnerable people, irrespective of their age, race, sexuality or religion. Badisa helps congregations in their ministry for poverty and care, through the development and strengthening of the congregational diaconate. The organisation also develops social-services programmes and community development programmes in communities. These services include community-development work, social work and/or residential-care programmes.

Bright Start is an Education Support Programme dedicated to the empowerment of children from low-income, historically disadvantaged communities in the Western Cape, in order for them to have a brighter future. The organisation provides access to holistic, quality education, cultural-enrichment activities and events, as well as ongoing mentorship and guidance throughout their children’s school careers. In addition, the organisation provides capacity-building workshops for the parents.

iKhaya le themba, Home of Hope, is a non-profit organisation that offers holistic after-school care programmes to primary schoolchildren of the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay, Cape Town. This service includes home visiting, advocacy and referral for their family carers. The organisation works to ensure that family units remain strong under the strain of illness and poverty, and supports communities in caring for their orphaned and vulnerable children.

YoungPeople@Work (YP@W), registered as a non-profit company, is a new-generation organisation for young people by young people, under the umbrella of Frank Julie & Associates. The organisation’s vision is about young people engaged in productive work to enhance economic, social, cultural and spiritual development. YP@W regards working on yourself as the most productive work! In YP@W youth are not just recipients of predesigned programmes, but active participants in the design themselves. The organisation regards youth as assets, not liabilities. YP@W believes that young people have inherent talents, strengths and positive energy that must be harnessed to facilitate their holistic development to their fullest potential. The organisation believes that young people can be leaders today and not just tomorrow!

Epilepsy South Africa Western Cape renders developmental services to people with epilepsy and other disabilities. Its two primary pillars of intervention consist of social and economic development. Its social-development programmes include counselling, support groups, youth development, public education and awareness, epilepsy-management training at primary, secondary and tertiary hospitals for people with epilepsy as well as health professionals, training with civil-society organisations, education and corporate sectors. It further offers disability-sensitisation programmes to the corporate and other sectors, and disability and human-rights programmes in mainstream and special-needs schools.

Living Hope is a non-profit organisation that seeks to impact South Africa’s Southern Cape Peninsula with a holistic approach that works to support both those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS, and other chronic diseases, as well as several other contributing factors.

The Grail Centre Trust, based in Kleinmond, Western Cape, is a non-profit organisation that delivers two programmes, namely the Training for Transformation and the Mthimkhulu Community Development programmes. In addition, The Grail Centre conference and retreat centre can accommodate groups of up to 40 people.

Mhani Gingi is a non-governmental organisation providing innovative business solutions that are sustainable and profitable, and that contribute towards alleviating poverty in South Africa. Mhani Gingi, when translated into English from Shangaan, stands for a caring and industrious woman who is always looking for lasting solutions to social problems. The organisation operates in the Western Cape and the Northern Cape, focusing on marginalised women and youth.

Centre of Hope and Giving is an NPO that caters for the less fortunate. We run a crèche 6.30am to 5.30pm Mondays to Fridays. Most of the children come from poverty stricken families. They are fed, educated and clothed by Centre of Hope and Giving. Ages of children are 18 months to 6 years. Centre of Hope and Giving also have a feeding scheme which feeds the poor daily. They assist youth with school needs like stationery, school shoes and uniforms.

The project, based in Bredasdorp, is in the form of a service that is implemented to support practical learning at rural and farm schools. Most of the schools do not have sufficient laboratory equipment for practical examinations. It is imperative for the development of interest in life science, agriculture and environmental learning. The practical lessons are inline with the National Curriculum Statement and supplements the formal learning. Children attending farm schools are mostly in multi grade classes. Time restraint on teachers prevent adequate time for practical experimentation.

Surfpop invests in children and youth from disadvantaged communities in Cape Town through a tailored youth development programme consisting of surfing skills, facilitated education, nutritious meals, environmental awareness, life skills workshops and apprenticeships. It is Surfpop’s vision to promote psychosocial wellbeing, spark entrepreneurship and create and facilitate sustainable employment. Surfpop aims to be financially sustainable by generating revenues through a growing international volunteer and tourism programme. This programme, coupled with Surfpop’s affiliations with local brands and businesses, provides apprenticeship, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for beneficiaries.

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