• NPO registration number: 145-107 NPO
  • NGO registration number: IT 159/2011
  • Public Benefit Organisation: 930 036 635
  • Standard Bank Balfour Park
  • Branch Code: 051001
  • Account no: 331 784 408

The Fight Against Poverty

Helping Impoverished Communities in Gauteng

Boikanyo the Dion Herson Foundation is a non profit organization working with indigent children and their caregivers in impoverished township communities within Gauteng.

We believe in addressing poverty alleviation holistically through food security & social upliftment programmes as well as opportunities to develop skills.

Giving life a meaning and adding meaning to life

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What We Do

Education: The Key To A Future

We have worked in the area for long enough to recognise that the ONLY way out of this dire poverty is education....

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Sediba Thuto Primary School

Many of the pupils attending the school come from child headed /grandmother headed households...

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Community vegetable garden

We transformed a rubbish dump behind Sediba Thuto Primary school in Mapetla Soweto...

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Soweto Parent and Child Counselling Centre

The SPCC is our informal partner. This organisation of social workers and counsellors...

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It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.

Anthony Robbins


Boikanyo DHF and the Paige Project are soon to begin refurbishing and handing out shonabuggies to children who are born with severe disabilities and cannot hold their heads or trunk up unaided. If you know of such a child please inbox me, they will go on the list. Only children who will never have access to such buggies please!!! ...

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Few know what suffering is like a child born into dire poverty in the squatter areas. They endure physical hardships like the weather which is freezing in winter, oppressive in summer. Hunger is a terrible thing, so too is the lack of warm clothes. Then there are the frustrated angry people in the area who are victims too, yet deal out violence and hatred to the weaker and more vulnerable. If you are ill you need to be at the local clinic by 4am otherwise you are not seen that day, no matter how sick you feel. Honestly people die of ridiculous things like diabetes and high blood pressure because they dont make the hospital at cut off time. Then your parent/s may be dead, you may live with an exhausted grandmother or older sibling - or you may be the older sibling. Whatever your story you deserve a chance.
So this morning the The Family Life Centre came to the school where we are running the Noah Project from and began a 20 hour program which includes sessions on self value and appreciation, who you are and so on. It ends with problem solving.Oh these children, how I love them, how unfair is life. Thank you Dis-Chem Foundation for stationery, books, jerseys and socks. Melanie Saltzman

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The Family Life Centre begins a 20 hour psychosocial program next week with the entire group of grade 8 learners who are on the Noah Project - learners are being taken back to grade 3 maths (thats the level they are on). This program is phenomenal - it creates teenagers who can think for themselves, understand they have enormous potential and communicate better. I forgot about the stationery they needed. How amazing was it that Natasha from the outreach committee of KING DAVID LINKSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL called a day later and offered stationery packs. Just made to order! My car (and my heart) is overflowing. Ready for next week. ...

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