Afrika Tikkun

Afrika Tikkun was founded in 1995 by the late Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris. Nelson Mandela has been our revered Patron-in Chief since inception. Our development organisation is dedicated to investing in education, health and social services for disadvantaged children, youth and their families through Community Centres of Excellence and strategic partnerships. Our aim to empower communities in South Africa to develop new generations of productive citizens. This is achieved through a Holistic Development Model. It is delivered from 6 purpose built Centres of Excellence in the Townships in which we operate (Diepsloot, Orange Farm, Alexandra, Hillbrow, Mfuleni, Delft) The model starts with the suppo...
Mar 24, 2015

The Sustainable Future Project Progress Report

Orange Farm Job Readiness Graduation
Orange Farm Job Readiness Graduation

Dear Afrika Tikkun Family,

Thank you for your continued support. Through your support, we are able to empower youth to realize and reach their full potential in life. The future of South Africa is bright thanks to your unwavering support which enables us to provide vital services to those in disadvantaged positions. 



Poverty
Due to high rates of poverty, many youth often find themselves taking part in harmful and illegal activities as they do not have equal access to resources. This creates an unsafe environment for our youth to be able to develop their skills and achieve their full potential. Many of our youth do not have an equal start at life which continues into youth and adulthood, creating a vicious cycle of poverty for future generations.  


Preventing Poverty

The Sustainable Future Project empowers youth and their families to break the vicious poverty cycle by providing services for education, life skills training, and computer skills training that are necessary for entering the job field. These programs are essential for keeping our youth off the streets and taking part in illegal and harmful activities. After completing these programs, many of our beneficiaries return to Afrika Tikkun as volunteers and employees.


Making 2015 Special

With your support, we can continue empower youth through the Sustainable Future Project. We want to create a sustainable future for South Africa by investing in our youth. By the crating a platform for our youth to develop their skills and realize their full potential, they will have the ability to enter the job field as talented and competitive employees.


We look forward to continuing this valuable partnership. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you again for your commitment to empowering the youth of South Africa.

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Mar 9, 2015

Let's Make 2015 Count!

Child and Youth Development Christmas Party
Child and Youth Development Christmas Party

Dear Afrika Tikkun Family,

The lives of 1,000 children continues to improve thanks to your support. It is through your support that these children are getting a fair start at life. We are so grateful for your support last year because we were able to continue assisting children in need of an education. We believe that the children of South Africa are the future and that education will empower them to break the vicious poverty cycle.

Poverty Cycle
Sadly, there is a vicious poverty cycle that takes place in South African townships and it severely impacts children. Children that are not provided with adequate education or other resources will have a difficult time overcoming their obstacles and the cycle only continues to worsen. We must invest in our children to eliminate this vicious cycle.

The Right to Education
We believe all children should have the right to a quality education. Unfortunately, our children do not always have a fair start in life because their education is impacted by malnutrition, a lack of access to resources, and poverty at large. Through Afrika Tikkun’s Centers of Excellence, these 1,000 children are getting a fair start and life and have the ability to focus on their education.

First Bonus Day
Don’t forget to mark March 18 on your calendars because it is the first bonus day of 2015. There will be a matching of 30% on individual donations up to $1,000.  Matching will begin in on March 18 at 9:00 am EDT time. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

A Memorable 2015
Let’s make 2015 a memorable for the 1,000 children that are benefiting from our program. Your support empowers are children to develop the skills necessary to become productive citizens in the future. To improve our future, we must invest in our children.

 

We hope you will continue your partnership with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you again for your commitment to empowering 1,000 children through education!

Education is Empowerment
Education is Empowerment
Give the Gift of Education
Give the Gift of Education

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Dec 23, 2014

Thank You for Making 2014 Special!

Vuyokazi and Nomawethu when she was bed ridden.
Vuyokazi and Nomawethu when she was bed ridden.

Dear Afrika Tikkun Friends and Family,

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones and Happy New Year! On behalf of our beneficiaries, thank you for your unwavering support. Your support makes the future of South Africa a promising one. You enable us to carry out our important work of providing services to those who are in disadvantaged positions to break the poverty cycle.

 

How We Help Build the Future
Youth are an integral part of any society. They truly are the future because they will be entering the workforce in many different fields. At Afrika Tikkun, we serve the needs of youth who have limited access to resources. We prepare our youth for the future through job training programs such as computer training and also help those who do not have adequate nutrition or health services. Many of our youth return to Afrika Tikkun as employees or volunteers because they believe in Afrika Tikkun as they have experienced the benefits of our programs.

 

The New Year
Our goal in 2015 is to continue empowering youth through the Sustainable Future Project. Our goal is to not only improve the future of South Africa, we want to make this improvement sustainable so that the youth of South Africa are at the forefront of breaking the vicious poverty cycle.

 

Success Story of Nomawethu Z. and Vuyokazi F.
Meet Nomawethu, lay coordinator of Afrikka Tikkun in the Mfuleni community. While traveling from door to door to visit those in need in the community she came across a woman named Vuyokazi who was unable to walk, care for herself, and was bed ridden due to sickness. Nomawethu wrote down her information and contacted the nurse coordinator so Vuyokazi could be admitted as a new client.

Upon hearing of Vuyokazi’s situation, Sister Field and Qotsi joined Vuyokazi in conducting a home visit to assess Vuyokazi’s living situation. During the visit, they found that her living conditions were poor and referred her to FSS in order to get food because she was dependent on a child support grant.

Nomawethu visited Vuyokazi three times a week to bathe her, monitor her treatment, and provide her with health education. Nomawethu referred and attended SHAWCO Rehab exercise classes with Vuyokazi once a month—these physical therapy routines were practiced during their visits.

When April approached, Vuyokazi was able to walk long distances without a wheelchair, bathe, cook, and take her medication on her own without being dependent on Nomawethu and her mother.

Vuyokazi and Nomawethu when she was able to walk.
Vuyokazi and Nomawethu when she was able to walk.

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