Donation Options

A starting chance for South African babies & kids



The Philippi Children's Centre is an oasis in a very poor farming community in Cape Town, South Africa. The Centre currently has space for 200 children and we are raising funds to increase their capacity to help more children and ultimately become a community hub for outreach programming and development.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Philippi farm area's unemployment estimate is a shocking 70% and malnutrition and other social ills that go with poverty pervade. One of the most troublesome issues is the lack of access to education in the community. Severe health issues including HIV, TB, and babies suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome are on the increase and physical and sexual abuse is a regular occurrence in most households due to alcohol and drug abuse.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Philippi Children's Centre serves disadvantaged children aged two months to six years. The Centre provides transport and meals, and is taking great care to involve parents and the wider community in the running of the centre. The plan is to extend the buildings and to break down the old, dilapidated pre-fabricated part of the facility. We also are raising funds to provide scholarships to children who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to school.

Potential Long Term Impact

As education is the cornerstone for success in life, providing these children with access to a solid start can have a lasting impact on the future of the community. US nonprofit Love to Langa is partnering with South African nonprofit SASDI (Southern Africa Sustainable Development Initiative) to raise funds for this project.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $28,852
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $21,148
Total Funding Goal: $50,000


Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 7532 to 80088 to donate $10 to A starting chance for South African babies & kids. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-A starting chance for South African babies & kids project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: Privacy Policy:
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $10
  • $30
  • $50
  • $350
  • $10
    each month
  • $30
    each month
  • $50
    each month
  • $350
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?


Love to Langa

Gladwyne, PA, United States

Project Leader

Amy Ostroff

Gladwyne, PA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of A starting chance for South African babies & kids
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.