• 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


Boikanyo DHF began in 2011 in response to the inhumanity shown towards children (especially dying children) in one of the government hospitals. Over the years many programs were developed and slowly the character of the NGO was shaped. Today a major focus is on improving maths skills in indigent children, giving incentive to stay in school and do maths for matric. For as long as we are maintaining our good results in this regard we won't change this objective.
Our random acts of kindness aspect will change. It is time to revisit roots and turn once again to assisting cerebral palsy children who are born into abject poverty.
These children need to be properly seated, if not, their muscle imbalances lead to contractures and deformities - pain and suffering.
In the photo there are over 120 specialised pre-owned chairs in various states of disrepair, which have been collected and stored from all over Gauteng. They can be up cycled and given for free to desperate little ones.
We need foam- lots of it - to refurbish;. We need specific material donations to sew into covers. We need volunteers to sew covers. We also need to make up tray tables.
Please help us to reach hundreds of poverty stricken children who desperately need a wheelchair. For a child born with cerebral palsy, this is most likely the only chance of them eating properly, communicating. and surviving.

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Cleaned up and ready to go to the next little angel. This standing frame came from Meshack and Shadrack, the twins who were born with cerebral palsy, so profoundly disabled, living in Protea South Squatter Camp. They are now 6 years old, they cannot use this frame anymore, their ankles are deformed and 'stuck' in positions that make standing very painful. Both are now at a special school, the family has been working with an attorney they were introduced to, they are suing the State for millions. Mom was in labor with them for 3 days before her caesarian section. Their dog Bobby has been rehomed too.... It's the end of a chapter for us. This standing frame will go to The Paige Project tomorrow. Hardly a fair swop, considering they will give us a super-duper brand new wheelchair which will go to a child in Zambia. What would happen without organisation's like The Paige Project who care. And love. Ruth Stubbs who works for them now, thank you. You bring tears to my eyes. ...

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Another rough day in the squatter camp. Trying to get the mother of this baby to give this little one to her aunt to look after. Aunt looks after her other 2 (older one pictured here). Our priority is 'best interests of the child', it has to be. Mom can barely care for herself and has had the most tragic life,she has known such violence. Story is very complicated, but the idea is to assist her and not to take the child away from her. Aunt lives a kilometer away. ...

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