Alumni Newsletter August 2018

Afrika Tikkun Website Donate Contact Us Dear Alumni Welcome to another interesting and informative Alumni update on what’s hot and happening in the Alumni programme! Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine. ― Roy T. Bennett Meet Renky – A CDP


Alumni Women’s Day Events

Wings of Life Event Proud to be a Woman”: woman empowerment through Education and Entrepreneurship The Wings of Life Women’s Day Alumni event took place at Indaba Hotel in Fourways and was attended by 60 young women from Afrika Tikkun’s Alumni programme in Diepsloot. For the young women who attended, this event was a platform



Meet Renky Renky is a bright young woman who lives in Alexandra Township. She grew up in Tzaneen, Limpopo and passed Matric with exceptional results. After Matric, she moved to Pretoria to study Office Management at TUT. However, she failed one module and lost her bursary. Renky then went on to work as an Office


We Shout to be Heard

When I came to Afrika Tikkun’s Wings of Life Centre I was just accompanying a friend and then I became fascinated by the services they offered. What captured my attention the most was the academic support that the centre provides as well as its social life. These can be overwhelming to any teenager and it


Memeza Bazokuzwa

“This month we trained women and staff at all our Centres in Self-Defence. The month was concluded with a train-the-trainer session, and we will be training our young people in the next few months in these important skills too.”


Child Protection is a Womens Rights issue

The Protection of Women’s Rights begins with childhood Urban Townships are in a state of emergency for women, but to solve the crisis of violence we need to look to the experience of childhood in South Africa. In Diepsloot, a peri-urban township north of Johannesburg, endemic Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) is a pervasive issue.


Womens Month Dorcas

With the stress of being unemployed and having to provide for five children by herself, Dorcas Racheku worried about her children’s future, especially of her youngest. Dorcas found out about Afrika Tikkun’s services from the community, because her youngest son was struggling academically and was becoming distracted by friends. Afraid of where this could lead


Find your greatest love this Women’s Day

Love yourself this Women’s Day – and celebrate being a woman of Afrika Tikkun To celebrate Women’s Day, we draw inspiration from some of our crown jewels Ladies, let’s not just reflect on the hardships we face as women and how we need to compete in a world of men … let’s focus for a


Afrika Tikkun on Africa Business Radio

On Friday, 20 July 2018 Afrika Tikkun hosted its first Information Communication Technology (ICT) Academy launch in partnership with Think Tank under the theme ‘let’s tackle the ICT skills shortage’. The launch event was opened by Group Executive of Partnerships and Marketing, Onyi Nwaneri and Think Tank Managing Director Tebogo Moleta. Also speaking at the