Developing communities in South Africa
Afrika Tikkun provides development programmes for vulnerable children in South Africa, contributing to the creation of a new generation that is empowered to lift itself out of poverty. This is achieved by providing a broad range of child development programmes run from community centres in townships around Johannesburg and Cape Town. The programmes aim to support children in all circumstances at each stage of their development.
Our vision is of a South Africa which, through empowerment and education, is able to lift itself out of a spiral of poverty and disease.
Afrika Tikkun works in South African townships where disease, poverty, unemployment, lack of education and lack of healthcare are common place and young people face endless barriers to positive development and lifestyles. Their neighbourhoods are rife with crime, drugs and gangsterism. 1 in 3 people are directly affected by HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy is normal and 1.5 million children are orphans.
What we do
Our programmes reach hundreds of vulnerable children every day, addressing their needs from cradle to career, as well as supporting their families. All of the programmes are aimed at creating a new generation of people that feel the pride and fulfillment that comes from being a productive citizen. They include:
Early Childhood Development including creches & pre-schools
Child and Youth development including after school programmes & homework support using libraries and computer labs, sports and recreation and life skills
Enterprise and skills development including leadership development, career readiness and entrepreneurship training
Family support services aiming to strengthen families, provide parenting skills and home based educational support
Primary health care providing nursing and health care, management of childhood illnesses and medication adherence
Nutrition and Food Security provides feeding programmes, food parcels and vegetables gardens
Afrika Tikkun has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and families, since 1994.
Around 30% of beneficiaries become self sustaining each year.
Afrika Tikkun currently supports around 17,000 beneficiaries
AFRIKA TIKKUN UK
Milton Park, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey TW20 9EL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1784 263 584
Afrika Tikkun is registered in the UK, Charity No. 1101556 and in South Africa as a Public Benefit Organisation No. 18/11/13/2470 and a Non Profit Organisation No. 02189298/15527/0