Why “Power My Future”?

Celebrating a Legacy

Nelson Mandela is synonymous with human rights and is known for his love of children. On receiving the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, he said: “South Africa’s children shall play in the open veldt, no longer tortured by hunger or disease or threatened with abuse. Children are our greatest treasure.”

It is these common goals shared with Afrika Tikkun that led to him to become a Patron-in-chief for the organization. Both parties believed that no child should be left behind, regardless of their race or socio-economic background.

During his retirement years Mandela was quoted as saying that his dealings with children and young people gave him energy and left him feeling recharged. This is why we decided to launch this campaign during “Mandela Month” (July, the month of his birthday) to give global citizens the opportunity to celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela in a way that would honor his memory – helping vulnerable children to reach their dreams.

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Our “Power their Future” campaign provides for crucial needs such as access to mentorship, advanced schooling facilities, clean and healthy living environments and career opportunities, ensuring our young peoples’ future success. It is a mammoth task to “Power the Future” of the youth and beneficiaries at our centres, and your contribution helps us do just that. Our centers provide educational support, meals, extra-curriculum programs and social support services.

Our July Spotlight is Early Childhood Development.

Early childhood development directly influences economic, health and social outcomes for individuals and society. A critical time to shape productivity is from birth to age six, when the brain develops rapidly and builds the foundation of cognitive and character skills necessary for success in school, health, career and life.

Early childhood education fosters cognitive skills along with attentiveness, motivation, self-control and sociability—the skills that turn knowledge into know-how and people into productive citizens.

In short, Afrika Tikkun works with the end goal in mind which is to build a generation of economically empowered youths. In order to do this, it is imperative that holistic development starts very early. The ECD program has been developed to primarily address the academic development of the children while being complimented by our Social Support Services initiatives.

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