The Story of Afrika Tikkun

In 2013/14 Financial year, in partnership with our donors and stakeholders, we were able to achieve the following impact:

  • We cared for an average of 1152 children per day with 300 Grade R beneficiaries graduating and placed into primary schools in December 2013
  • 20 teachers  completed the NQF4 and 4 teachers received NQF5 training and that resulted in all teachers now being NQF4 or higher qualified
  • In the Child and Youth program we cared for an average of 5413 children per day after school and during school holidays
  • 52 of our facilitators qualified as Child and Youth workers on an NQF4 level
  • We experienced an increase in Matric Pass Rate from 85% to 96% with over 30 distinctions and university acceptances
  • 850, 000 meals  were served to children, youth and families
  • We were able to create and retain 550  jobs within local  communities
  • 386 youth were skilled in job readiness  training and from this group 150 candidates  were placed  in short term to permanent  job opportunities
  • 15 young people were  given the opportunity to embark on an intensive Enterprise Development Programme with 4 of them emerging with opportunity to start their own business
  • Through lobbying various levels of government departments and bodies for the case of 400 children who were not in school and who the possibility of being in school was a pipe dream,  the Provincial Government  approved and commissioned  that a school be built in Orange Farm
  • We have also pioneered the integration of children with disabilities into mainstream Early Childhood Education at our Orange Farm Centre. We believe this is the first of its kind in the country
  • Reported cases of sexual abuse to the Orange Farm SAPS and FCS (Family violence, Child protection and Sexual Assault) Sebokeng Cluster according to the Children’s Act and through provision of court support and other services managed to secure a conviction in one case
  • We gave feedback on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, with respect to sexual abuse of children with disabilities
  • In partnership with other NGOs such as Childline, POWA, Sonke Gender Justice, National Children’s Violence Trust,  and Teddybear Clinic, we were able to conduct a lot of advoacy and awareness work for women and girl children around issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and provided care and support to victims of GBV  in the community

Vision: A sustainable future for children in South African townships.

Mission: Afrika Tikkun is dedicated to investing in education, health and social services for children, youth and their families through its community Centres of Excellence and strategic partnerships.

Our Hope is to continue to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens.