Lifeskills for 2,587 Children in South Africa

by Keep The Dream196 Vetted since 2012 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


Keep The Dream196 works with 2,587 South African orphaned and vulnerable children, aged 5-26yrs, changing families, villages and eventually the country, by transferring life skills and infusing hope, we are impacting and building South Africa today. The children learn and apply integrity, honesty, self leadership and leadership in practical everyday situations. "Turning 18 all I had to look forward to was learning to smoke and dying of AIDS, now I have hope"- says Ronny.

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Crime, teenage pregnancy, poverty, HIV, unemployment and hopelessness are the main challenges confronting children in Greater Tzaneen. We work with 87 volunteers in 78 villages helping children to build resilience to over come often horrendous life situations and build on those success's so that the children will have the emotional, physical and spiritual strength to enter adulthood as leaders helping others to achieve their dreams.


We use the Scouts model of cascade training and peer support to empower the children to make wise decisions about their lives from a value's based perspective. We have a code of conduct which the children agree to in order to participate in the project. The children then are involved in many different activities which are age and skills appropriate as they develop as young leaders. A feature of our project is that each group must be involved in a community project to give back to their village.

Long-Term Impact

In 16 yrs we have worked with an excess of 12,000 children. - Teenage pregnancy has reduced from 13%provincially to 0.07% amongst our program. - Matric Pass rate of 90% governments pass rate is 62% - We have already produced doctors, lawyers, social workers, physio's, occupational therapists, teachers, nurses, mechanics, fitters, electricians etc The children have hope for a future and the skills to realize their dreams. We are changing South Africa - one child at a time!

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This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Keep The Dream196

Location: Modjadjiskloof, Limpopo - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Louise Batty
Tzaneen, Limpopo South Africa
$76,006 raised of $80,000 goal
888 donations
$3,994 to go
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