Alumni September 2018

Dear Alumni This is your September 2018 Alumni Newsletter, sit tight, we have some awesome news for you! As we celebrate Heritage Day with our loved ones, let’s take time to acknowledge and appreciate all the beautiful, diverse cultures in our communities, with a spirit of tolerance. “Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a


Spelling Bee 2018

Afrika Tikkun’s Spelling Bee Championship develops academic excellence, a spirit of competition and a sense of achievement in its children and young people. It teaches spelling, language, grammar, comprehension and even history.


From Cradle to a Career in Sports

Thomas Taole, pictured centre above with Msizi Yende and Simphiwe Ntombela at the recent REDHUB series where they did well, has coached sport for the last 30 years at some of the best private schools in Johannesburg. Today he develops the sport careers of township youth through Afrika Tikkun. He discusses some of the challenges


fighting poverty

To fight poverty, the world should invest in Africa’s youth – Bill Gates The billionaire philanthropist put forward a ‘simple idea’ that investing in the health and education of Africa’s younger generation would help tackle poverty. UNITED NATIONS – The world should help Africa invest in its people as the continent confronts a demographic boom,


Born to be Woman of the Match

“To date I have 42 medals and 10 trophies to my name; including ‘Best Player of the Year twice in a row, and three ‘Player of the Tournament’ awards. I have competed in soccer, netball, tennis and athletics, and it goes without saying that I was born to play. Is it fair to say I


The Young Urban Women Netball Leagues

The Young Urban Women Netball Leagues aim to prepare Young Girls for Career Pathways Cradle to Sports Career In partnership with the City of Joburg, Afrika Tikkun has established district-level netball leagues in Region F (inner-city Johannesburg), Region E (Alexandra) and Region A (Diepsloot). “We put these leagues in place to enable regular and weekly


Garden to Kindergarten launches

Legacy of Sandi, Blooms and Grows at Afrika Tikkun The Garden to Kindergarten programme that kicked off Friday, 31 August at Afrika Tikkun’s Centre in Orange Farm celebrates the life of Sandi Jacobson. In memory of their dear sister, Steve Jacobson and his sister Val Mardon have begun the Garden to Kindergarten Programme and Campaign