Story of Hope: Propelling excellence at underserved schools

Over 20 million people in South Africa are unemployed; this is directly linked to the inequality in the country’s education system. In 2020, two equal education champions set out to change the schooling landscape. Leopold and Silke van Velden, founders ...

Story of Hope: A young leader determined to excel

Kiara Cornelissen lives in Paarl’s Chicago neighbourhood, a community plagued by poverty and crime. Despite these challenging circumstances, Kiara focuses on creating a better life for herself and her family. "While my parents work hard to provide for our family, ...

Story of Impact: Gratitude Through a New Lens

Blindness and visual impairment are significant health concerns, especially in countries with limited resources and low to moderate income levels. Healthcare accessibility is one of the main contributors to people not having their eyesight tested. That is where VisionBox hopes ...

Story of Hope: Food Garden Pioneers Fight Hunger in Mbekweni

People need a reliable food supply to thrive. Access to quality food impacts the local economy, the environment, public health, and the overall livability of neighbourhoods. By cultivating food in the limited open spaces within urban areas, cities can improve ...

Story of Hope: Mental Health Champions Ensures Care for All

A recent study indicates that South Africans suffer higher rates of likely depression and anxiety than other nations. Nonetheless, only a quarter of affected individuals seek treatment. Mental health challenges are widespread in South Africa, influenced by various elements such ...

Story of Impact: From Adversity to Ambitious Young Men

When youths participate in sports, they have enhanced emotional, intellectual, physical, psychological, and social development, a study shows. Additionally, there are advantages associated with behavioural alterations, including reduced behavioural issues, delinquency, and substance misuse. Two young men, Khakalethu Mqikela and ...

Story of Hope: From Barely Hearing to Flourishing at School

Millions of people in South Africa suffer from disabling hearing loss, with children often struggling in silence. This issue is elevated in vulnerable communities where physical and mental healthcare services are widely unavailable. When Lipreading Becomes Normal Buhle has had ...

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