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Calabash Trust

Rockstarz Foundation

Calabash Trust started in 1999 as a response to the social inequalities in Nelson Mandela Bay, and the response from international tourists who were visiting the townships as part of organised township tours.

Over the years Calabash Trust shifted its work from a reactive, charitable needs based approach to a proactive asset based community development approach. The purpose of the organisation is to act against poverty and inequality by leveraging existing community assets and creating new capacity in and around schools. Some objectives of the organisation include developing stronger schools, creating greater accountability in schools, and stimulating self-reliance within the greater school community.

Operates in: Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay), Eastern Cape

Established: 1999, registered as a Charitable Trust in 2001 and a NPO in 2004.

Carla Collins 082 541 0371

Dalton Education Trust

Rockstarz Foundation

Dalton Education Trust was founded to create sustainable change to the standard of education of rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal.

Their vision is that each child has access to high quality education that allows them to realise their full potential as adults.

Operates in: Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal

Established in: September 2008

Lesley Terwin 036 352 0100

Early Learning Resource Unit

Rockstarz Foundation

The Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU) is a research, community development, training and publishing organisation working in the field of early childhood development (ECD).

ELRU has a centre and home-based programme and a Skills Centre which offers accredited and non accredited training for anyone working with children who wishes to become skilled and to improve their qualifications. Our programmes are targeted at skilled and unskilled practitioners, unemployed adults and parents. Our training materials, publications and resources are multilingual. Their children's books feature characters from different cultural settings, some have even been adapted for the SABC 1 children's programme, Ntunjambili, which promotes reading.

Operates in: Cape Town, Western Cape

Established in: August 1978

Hermoine Solomons 021 762 7500

Masizakhe Community Pre-School

Rockstarz Foundation

Doreen Bophe runs Masizakhe Community Pre-School in Khayelitsha from her home and has done so since 1987.

There are currently 218 children in the school, and 42 children in the aftercare program. There is partial funding but they require your help to fund food for the children, stationary and educational material, and the cost of teachers.

Operates in: Khayelitsha, Western Cape

Established in: September 1987

Candi Bracken 083 289 8111

Inclusive Education Western Cape

Rockstarz Foundation

Inclusive Education Western Cape promotes positive models of inclusive education in schools, preschools and other centres of learning.

Their mission is to ensure that families, educators and service-providers of children with barriers to learning have access to information, and are introduced to support networks that can facilitate inclusion into ordinary neighbourhood schools.

Operates in: Cape Town, Western Cape

Established in: 1995

Robyn 021 762 6664

Abused and Abandoned Kids Educational Excursions

Rockstarz Foundation

AAAKEE provides educational excursions around South Africa, for various foundations, occupied by children who are disadvantaged, having been abused and abandoned.

Using this strategy, these children can learn common principles, and have fun at the same time.

Operates in: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Established in: 2004

Michael 011 614 1247 / 1759

iCebo Early Childhood Development Centre


This organisation aims to develop a pre-school, library and after-care centre to assist in uplifting the local community.

Their mission is to build and develop a preschool to provide an early childhood development programme to approximately 100 children from ages from 3 to 6 years.

Operates in: Mngcibe, Eastern Cape

Established in: December 2012

Lu Hemsley 082 795 3944

Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education


By developing teachers of mathematics and science the Centre for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education (CASME) enables learners to excel at these subjects.

Operates in: All of South Africa

Established in: August 1985

Henre Benson 031 826 2508

Africa Food for Thought

Rockstarz Foundation

This non-profit organisation supplies school and pre-school feeding projects in order to improve nutrition which in turn increases school attendance, improves the physical condition of children and enhances learning and concentration.

Operates in: Soweto, Gauteng

Established in: January 2006

Claire Rosewarne 011 472 5727


Rockstarz Foundation

Ikhwezi Foundation runs various projects in the education sector, like early child reading classes, high school mentorship, mathematics study guides, career guidance and English literacy programmes.

Operates in: Sandton, Gauteng

Established in: January 2013

Murendeni 082 082 0624

Centre for Early Childhood Development

Rockstarz Foundation

The Centre for Early Childhood Development trains teachers to work with children, builds preschools, equips early childhood development centres, offers literacy and numeracy training to teachers and children and supports government in policy-making and implementation.

They have a substantial knowledge and resource base that they share with other ECD NPOs, government, donors and individuals.

Operates in: All of South Africa

Established in: July 1994

Professor Eric Atmore 021 683 2420

Dunamis Christian School

Rockstarz Foundation

Dunamis Christian School establishes preschools in Hani Park Informal Settlement as there are no primary or high schools in this township.

Once the children complete preschool they obtain an educational bursary to attend Dunamis Christian School. The grade 12 graduates are given the opportunity to establish an entrepreneurial business sponsored by Jobs for Life.

Operates in: Welkom, Free State

Established in: January 2003

Doreen Cloete 076 318 8575

Caring for Orphans in Rural Areas

Rockstarz Foundation

CORA is focused on early intervention for pre-school children in rural areas.

Their aim is to nurture, encourage, stimulate and teach children basic skills, preparing them for entry-level schooling, including numeracy, literacy and life motor skills. As well as a feeding scheme, with a vegetable garden. You can make a difference by contacting CORA

Operates in: Various locations, Eastern Cape

Established in: August 2009

Kathy Schultz 021 794 7428 / Fax: 086 611 9646



An initiative developed by the Core Group in 2009, it reaches rural & urban schools countrywide.

Its objective is to empower teachers and students by giving them access to the world’s most advanced educational technology and classroom practices. Over 30 000 learners and 750 teachers have benefited from this initiative since its inception.

Operates in: All of South Africa

Established in: 2009

Michelle Lissoos 011 535 9000



Nkosi’s Haven is a non-profit organisation that was formed to make sure HIV mothers and children do not live apart because of this disease.

Founded by Gail Johnson, foster mother to the late Aids activist Nkosi Johnson. You can help Nkosi’s Haven by either donating money or stuff.

Operates in: Johannesburg (Gauteng)

Established in: 1999

Gail Johnson 011 942 5580



Read to Rise is an NGO that promotes youth literacy by distributing new books and mini-libraries to primary schools in needy communities.

Their volunteer readers visit schools, read with learners and present a lesson based on the reading.

Operates in: Mitchells Plain (Cape Town)

Established in: September 2013

Taryn Lock 021 671 3782





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