13thAug

Building her community: Grace Masena

Grace Masena, one of the three recipients of Afrika Tikkun’s Community Builder Award, is an inspiration to her peers. This Diepsloot resident was a victim of abuse by her husband for almost 15 years. After sustaining injuries from her husband that rendered her bedridden for 2 weeks, Grace decided to seek help from social workers.

5thJun

Ubuntu – The philosophy we need to all follow right now!

South Africa (03 June 2020) – Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity.” It is often translated as “I am because we are,” or “humanity towards others,” or in Xhosa, “umntu ngumntu ngabantu” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all

21stApr

Lockdown Stories

Young People’s Experience During the Pandemic Over the last few weeks we’ve been inundated with Covid-19 news, advice and memes. What we’ve heard relatively little about is how people are really coping, particularly young people. In light of this, we reached out to a few young people in our Child and Youth Development Programme at

18thMar

THE POWER OF CONNECTION

Afrika Tikkun gets massive Internet upgrade from Workonline Communications boosting connectivity for thousands of learners across the country Workonline Communications, a pan-African, global Network Service Provider, has radically increased its long-term commitment to providing Internet facilities to Afrika Tikkun Centres of Excellence across South Africa.  The five centres, which benefit over nine thousand young people,

24thFeb

Diatile Makuwa

Diatile Makuwa, 26, from Diepsloot, was introduced to Afrika Tikkun’s Dishumeleni self-help group in 2017. As a mom to a son diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one, meeting caregivers and other parents of children with disabilities felt like a warm and welcoming safety net. It did however, take Diatile some time to

28thJan

COFFEE CHANGED MY LIFE.

Difficult roads can sometimes lead to beautiful destinations. This is so true of my life journey so far. My Name is Phumzile Valashiya and I come from a township called Orange Farm out in Vereeniging. I have been brought up by my family and they have shown me the true meaning of love, respect and

9thJan

Power packs for a new school year

Across South Africa, Grade One learners are about to embark on an important chapter in their learning journey. Anxiety and tears often accompany this new and daunting experience. However, kids who recently graduated from Afrika Tikkun’s Early Childhood Development Programme at Uthando Centre in Braamfontein, will be making their first confident step in style. On

9thNov

A story of a young man’s journey to self-discovery

This is a story of a young man’s journey to self-discovery. Coming from a community where drugs and violence are a norm for young men his age, Prime Nchabeleng (17) chose a different path. When a young boy reaches the critical pre-teen ages between 11-13 years, they look at male figures in their lives as

31stOct

Ambassador Lenk and the Israeli Embassy

Webmaster Latest News, News, South Africa Every year on the 18 of July, the UN asks individuals around the world to mark Nelson Mandela International Day by making a difference in their communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better, and Mandela Day is an occasion for everyone to take action