• 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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To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Done and dusted. One incredible maths/life skills project completed so successfully. We ran the Noah project this entire year, Singapore Maths South Africa taking grade 8 children at a very impoverished high school in Soweto back to grade 4 maths (this is where they were benchmarked to be).There was an associated life skills program which Family Life Centre Famsa ran under the leadership of Joshna. The children all received E'Pap before starting lessons. It was the most difficult program I have ever run, I have never had so many problems to deal with. The results at the very end are incredible, an overwhelming success but in the most surprising way. The children who stayed and benefitted were the children who came from the most unfortunate and tragic circumstances. They were the most disadvantaged of the entire grade: torn clothes, broken school bags and broken school shoes that had been passed down from generation to generation. Yet this group never gave up on themselves!!
There is a teacher at each school who is assigned children like this, that teacher tries to secure donations so that they have some dignity. She told me that all they can do for the group who came so religiously to our extra maths program is love them. Not much else, and yet look, they didn't give up. In some instances they paid for transport to and from the school on a Saturday morning. It is now my honour and privilege to showcase this labour of love....

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Just a small amount of assistance for struggling youngsters from the rural communities goes such a long way. NSFAS doesnt cover everything, lending a hand makes it possible. We helped this young man, these clever kids deserve a break. Its not their fault they were schooled in a shocking education system.

This is from Lawrence, a student from rural Transkei who redid maths to get into engineering. He has battled, but he is nearing the end.

This feels so good. Its so easy for so many to have their own Lawrences:

Hi ma'am
Its me lawrence
Everything has been working just fine i managed to pass my modules this semester

The thing is every semester im supposed to do 7 subjects but i take 5 every semester
Cause 7 for me its too much
Im almost there ma'am
You have been playing the most important part in my life

And i will show you results on January when we reopen cause now im blocked due owing the institution but on Jan i will make sure you see the results

Thanks Mom

I told him how proud i was of him and he replied:

I can see ma'am
One day you will get a text saying im done 😀

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The balance of nutritional ePap was handed to a rural hospital in Northern KZN 2 weeks ago, I wanted it to go to cerebral palsy children. This hospital is on the Mozambican border, mothers who are desperate climb through the fence from Mozam with children who are very ill, or profoundly brain damaged. They live in abject poverty here in SA, just so that their child can get some sort of medical care and therapy. These are the children I chose to get a nutritional supplement. Not that the SA mothers have it any easier, of course their children will eat as well. The intention was for those brave and anonymous children (who starve, yet live on love). At least those children with broken bodies will have some nourishment. ...

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