Preconception to Career


Promote early childhood development through a series of programs that support the education and care of learners throughout their student-lifetime.

Health & Nutrition

Ensure access to necessary healthcare for members of the community and run quality programs to promote health and wellness.

Sustainable Livelihoods

Support and promote the generation of a local economy that uses the valuable assets in the region to create local jobs and opportunities.

Vibrant Villages

Promote growth and vibrancy of youth through sport, art, and cultural programmes.

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Scaling deep

In the world of development, there is a heavy push to scale projects for broader impact. But what is scaling? For us, scaling is not just about doing more of what’s being done in more places; it's about scaling out, scaling up, and, most importantly, scaling...

The journey to end poverty in a generation: Nopumzile’s story

Photo from left to right: Nopumzile (grandmother), Thimna (granddaughter) and Nocawe (daughter). Our goal is to sustainably end poverty in a generation. We emphasise "in a generation" because genuine, transformational change requires time and incremental success....

“People doing good things on the Wild Coast”: Hosting the Wild Coast Forum

What started as a Facebook group ("People doing good things on the Wild Coast") over ten years ago has grown into the annual Wild Coast Forum. Each year, an organisation/backpackers hosts the event and brings together community-based organisations and businesses along...

Transforming local employment opportunities: creating over 400 jobs in an area with one of South Africa’s highest unemployment rates

Addressing the issues of poverty in the context of South Africa is complex. The national unemployment rate has stubbornly hovered around 30%, with rural communities bearing the heaviest burden. In our own Mbhashe municipality, where we are located, we face an alarming...

From seed to seedling to garden to table–we do it all!

As spring approaches and people prepare their gardens, Masilime Ngqo, our seedling nursery, is buzzing. The demand is high and a challenge to keep up with – a good problem to have! Our rural location means we are far from grocery stores, significantly limiting our...

First-ever competition for our Thatha iLiza surf-therapy team

Four years ago, we started Thatha iLiza, a surf-therapy project for youth in our community. The team is part of the Wave Alliance and uses an evidence-based surf therapy programme developed by Waves for Change. The curriculum has been proven to decrease violent and...

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