Projects we support
True-North Early Childhood Development
True North is a non-profit organisation, that is pioneering Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives within marginalised communities.
Vicky Kumm and her team are transforming the lives of thousands of children in Vrygrond. It is the oldest fisherman village of Cape Town, now home to over 42 000 people with very few facilities. Growing from looking after 4 pre-schools, now the project supports 32 different learning facilities within the wider area, including Overcome. Vicky has our full support, we are very happy raising funds for such an incredible and visionary organization over the years!
Butterfly Art Project
The Butterfly Art Project was founded in October 2010 with the vision to encourage creativity and healing through art.
Angela Katschke is a qualified therapist who is doing magic with her team and volunteers. It is very traumatic to live in a real township environment and many of the young children are suffering on a daily basis. Angela grew her project out of her home and now, she helps thousands of kids in the very first free-standing art therapy building in SA located at Capricorn Primary School. We are very happy supporting her efforts and being part of her dream; raising healthy, fully rounded happy individuals!
The LifeMatters Foundation
The LifeMatters Foundation was established in 2002 by Meadowridge Baptist Church to serve the youth of the greater Constantiaberg area.
They provide learning support to children in the field of literacy, numeracy, counselling, mentoring and a teenage awareness camp that we have proudly supported for years. Currently 368 learners receiving literacy support across 5 schools and 60 learners receiving numeracy support across 2 schools.
Trained volunteers work with learners at an individualised pace and we see improvements of up to 65% after only 6 months of support.
Wordworks Literacy at Capricorn Primary School
They are situated in an area known as Vrygrond, one of the most impoverished ‘townships’ in Cape Town. The children who attend the school have countless battles to face on a day to day basis, including but not limited to, hunger, abuse, violence, drugs and alcohol, not to mention taxi wars and land protests.
This combined with the multiple languages spoken in the area can make the classroom environment very challenging for even the most accomplished teacher and reading and writing support becomes crucial and is needed by more than 50% of the children.
Earthchild Project Winter Holiday program
Earthchild Project is a Non-Profit Organisation operating in disadvantaged schools in Cape Town, South Africa.
Working with children and teachers their educational programmes focus on the environment, health and life-skills. They teach practical skills such as yoga, mindfulness & organic gardening to over 3500 children and 300 teachers.
Earthchild Project aims to inspire a new generation of healthy, confident and conscious young leaders.
Chic Mamas has specifically contributed to their Winter Holiday program.