Teresa Basson, retired nurse, mobilised a community to give to the poor through her charity store, Hidden Treasure, which she opened in 2003 with her personal items and money. The shop in East London, South Africa, sells donated items to raise money, create jobs and address poverty. Basson opened 8 additional stores, employed over 27 people and raised more than R3.24m to help orphans, widows, families in crisis, theology students from disadvantaged communities, set up soup kitchens and…

Teresa Basson, retired nurse, mobilised a community to give to the poor through her charity store, Hidden Treasure, which she opened in 2003 with her personal items and money. The shop in East London, South Africa, sells donated items to raise money, create jobs and address poverty. Basson opened 8 additional stores, employed over 27 people and raised more than R3.24m to help orphans, widows, families in crisis, theology students from disadvantaged communities, set up soup kitchens and…

With 10 years of international project management experience, Charles Ainslie has devoted much of his time and energy to The Learning Trust. Charles is a driving force within the organisation, and he is dedicated to the improvement of the educational experiences of all South African learners. As the acting Program Director, Charles is committed to strong accountability and governance to ensure the sustainability of operations. http://www.thelearningtrust.org

With 10 years of international project management experience, Charles Ainslie has devoted much of his time and energy to The Learning Trust. Charles is a driving force within the organisation, and he is dedicated to the improvement of the educational experiences of all South African learners. As the acting Program Director, Charles is committed to strong accountability and governance to ensure the sustainability of operations. http://www.thelearningtrust.org

David Kuhn von Burgsdorff is one of the founders of People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) and a team member of Letters to Juba, a grassroots project to promote dialogue on development priorities and sharing of innovative ideas from developing countries. David and team members embarked on a trip through 9 different African countries, over 9 000km, in 90 days, documenting inspirational stories to support the establishment of Southern Sudan and it's democratic progress.

David Kuhn von Burgsdorff is one of the founders of People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty (PASSOP) and a team member of Letters to Juba, a grassroots project to promote dialogue on development priorities and sharing of innovative ideas from developing countries. David and team members embarked on a trip through 9 different African countries, over 9 000km, in 90 days, documenting inspirational stories to support the establishment of Southern Sudan and it's democratic progress.

James Fernie runs a social enterprise Uthando, which means love in the Nguni languages. Uthando provides the opportunity for individuals to take tours of townships in Cape Town, while giving them the chance to learn and participate in community projects. Through spreading this love, James allows individuals to connect and learn from each another. James’s energy and passion for his work is also terribly infectious! http://www.uthandosa.org

James Fernie runs a social enterprise Uthando, which means love in the Nguni languages. Uthando provides the opportunity for individuals to take tours of townships in Cape Town, while giving them the chance to learn and participate in community projects. Through spreading this love, James allows individuals to connect and learn from each another. James’s energy and passion for his work is also terribly infectious! http://www.uthandosa.org

Angela Larkan has dedicated her life to the health and well-being of children orphaned by AIDS. She is the founder of Thanda After-School in KwaZulu-Natal, which supports orphans and vulnerable children through the provision of after-school care that aims to fill the developmental and emotional gaps left by missing parents and overwhelmed caregivers. They engage more than 300 youth in extramural activities. The organisation also employs young role models from the community as mentors.

Angela Larkan has dedicated her life to the health and well-being of children orphaned by AIDS. She is the founder of Thanda After-School in KwaZulu-Natal, which supports orphans and vulnerable children through the provision of after-school care that aims to fill the developmental and emotional gaps left by missing parents and overwhelmed caregivers. They engage more than 300 youth in extramural activities. The organisation also employs young role models from the community as mentors.

Fatima Pandy founded The Young Women’s Leadership Academy, which creates opportunities for young women aged 15 - 21 years by developing their leadership potential through training and support. Fatima is dedicated to the empowerment of young women and the creation of a positive society that fosters their rights and progress. She invests time and resources into the Academy, which continues to encourage young women to pursue their goals.

Fatima Pandy founded The Young Women’s Leadership Academy, which creates opportunities for young women aged 15 - 21 years by developing their leadership potential through training and support. Fatima is dedicated to the empowerment of young women and the creation of a positive society that fosters their rights and progress. She invests time and resources into the Academy, which continues to encourage young women to pursue their goals.

Sadie and Julian Cutland decided to reach out to other parents who were going through the same ordeal they did when their young daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 1979. They started Childhood Cancer Foundation S.A. (CHOC) in support of the wellbeing of children suffering from cancer. CHOC offers accommodation, transport and psycho-social support programmes. Read more about CHOC and its programmes on their website: http://www.choc.org.za/

Sadie and Julian Cutland decided to reach out to other parents who were going through the same ordeal they did when their young daughter was diagnosed with cancer in 1979. They started Childhood Cancer Foundation S.A. (CHOC) in support of the wellbeing of children suffering from cancer. CHOC offers accommodation, transport and psycho-social support programmes. Read more about CHOC and its programmes on their website: http://www.choc.org.za/


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