The Bookery believes that the improvement of literacy levels in SA is a critical component to achieve positive social and economic change.
In keeping with this belief, they have established 30 functional school libraries in the Western Cape Since 2010. The vision is to establish “A Library in Every School in South Africa” By donating books and volunteering you can help to stock their existing libraries and enable them to create new ones.
Operates in: Cape Town, Western Cape
Established in: 2010Sue Farrell 082 371 7846 www.thebookery.org.za
Izizwe Projects strives to uplift the lives of underprivileged children in Walmer Township.
Their mission is to support and assist with the educational and personal needs of disadvantaged communities. Donations in the form of school uniforms, shoes, stationary, toys, learning materials and sport equipment are welcome.
Operates in: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Established in: February 2012Martijn van der Put 083 599 9337 www.izizweprojects.co.za
This charity aims to ensure that primary schools have access to libraries, even if it is a mobile library.
They believe that your thinking determines your destiny and desires to shift the mind-set of the youth and teachers. Their various programs can be supported in the form of donating educational material and school equipment.
Operates in: Pretoria, Gauteng
Established in: January 2006Frederick Bohasu, Poppy Mathibela 082 224 9667, 072 589 0127 www.bunang.wozaonline.co.za
The Princess Project
The Princess Project provides matric girls with gowns, shoes and other accessories to attend their matric ball function, free of charge.
Get involved with this charity by donating dresses, shoes and accessories.
Operates in: All of South Africa
Established in: October 2006Erica Pienaar 082 260 2725 www.princessproject.co.za
Golang Educational Outreach
Golang Education Outreach was established with the mission to uplift the educational journeys of under-privileged children mainly serving the informal settlement of Zandspruit.
The following items are needed at the charity: sports equipment (soccer balls, netballs, boxing bags, gloves and headgear) and a computer.
Operates in: Honeydew, Gauteng
Established in: July 2002Margaret le Roux 082 907 7935 www.golangoutreach.co.za
Education and Craft Library SA
The Education and Craft Library South Africa is an education and toy library supporting skills development and social programs and are responsible for 10 crèches. Donations in the form of toys and books are welcome.
Operates in: All of South Africa
Established in: March 2010Goodenough Kheswa 078 174 4701 www.charitysa.co.za/education-and-craft-library-sa.html
Santa Shoebox Project
The Santa Shoebox Project originated in Cape Town in 2006 and quickly grew from a humble 180 boxes in 2006 to 118 274 in 2013.
The project is now represented in all provinces, with 55 satellites across South Africa, including one in Namibia. Santa Shoebox gives donors the opportunity to share the Joy of Giving - decorating a personalised shoebox and filling it with 8 required items. To donate simply register online.
Operates in: All of South Africa and Namibia
One School At a Time
One School At A Time is a registered non-profit organisation that seeks to improve South Africa’s education system by solving teaching and operational problems at high schools and helping them to achieve a 100% pass rate.
You can help by donating money to the organisation, or items that can improve the school facilities and learning environment.
Operates in: Gauteng
Iron Sharpen An Iron (ISI)
ISI was founded to address the needs of underprivileged children in their community.
Many learners were dropping out of school because of lack of food and school uniforms so ISI decided to organise food parcels and uniforms for them. They also help those in high school with career guidance.
Operates in: Hammanskraal, Gauteng
Established in: 2013Jan Medupe 082 752 6574 www.isisfa.wordpress.com
Two Fish Creche
Two Fish Creche is a non- profit organisation that serves 3-5 year old children of farmworkers in Simondium.
The Udec Group has helped them with renovation of their building but they still need help with sewage, food and clothes among other things.
Operates in: Simondium (Paarl)
Established in: 2013Barbara Farrell or Sihaam Meyer 0861 946 947 www.facebook.com/twofishcreche
Education And Service Solution (EASS)
Education And Services Solutions (EDUASS) is an initiative founded by a qualified Chemical Engineer graduate to promote Science, Technology and Engineering careers to Mdantsane (East London) and surrounding rural areas from early childhood.
Their aim is to provide access to information within walking distance. Among some of the services and products that they offer are affordable wi-fi and study guides.
Operates in: Mdantsane (East London)
Established in: 2012Vuyani Majola 071 548 9886 www.eduass.co.za