Boikanyo

  • 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
  • SWIFT Address: SBZAZAJJ

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

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The initial results of the Noah Project questionnaires that the grade 8 learners who have participated in the Noah Project have come out. From January 2019 we have been taking a high school of grade 8 learners back weekly to the level that their benchmark maths tests placed them on - grade 3 - in lessons designed by Singapore Maths South Africa. We are trying to slot a maths foundation. The most incredible bunch of tutors give the experiential lessons, they are so loved and are so kind to the learners. We can see an entire change in the mindset. They are beginning to believe in themselves, they are realising that maths is not as scary as they thought. They are so enjoying those lessons! They get e'Pap Technology to eat before each session, most like it and a few don't, but those who like it have taken home 5 packets. They all understand it gives them energy. They are having counselling too, this also got a good score. What a program - the most intense we have ever done. It is a pilot study and we literally have problem solved weekly.
To everyone who has worked as hard as we have, especially our amazing tutors (who don't beat the learners - so sad that this was one of the comments) - bless you all.
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'I will never forget this day, 1 May' was the message sent to me on whatsapp by Lenny, mom of little Prisca, who lives in Zambia.

Prisca is already a teenager and finally has a wheelchair of her own which guarantees her independence. Her legs dont work as ours do, other than that she is a teenager like any other, she just grew up in a place where there isn't adequate healthcare. She is now mobile and soon she will be whizzing around her village Lulumba, in Chingola. Thankfully this chair is an all- terrain wheelchair. A regular chair wouldn't last long on those surfaces.

To The Paige Project......you magnificent people!!!!! This chair came to you and you allowed it to be earmarked for Prisca. You have given this little family a new life, thank you so humbly. To Melody Eggar whose husband Harold made sure that the chair arrived safely....you are my absolute very best. Sean Kennedy from SKF Zambia LTD, you loaded this chair onto your truck in SA and delivered it to the family in Zambia. And lastly to Ruth Stubbs who works for the Paige Project, you have dedicated your life to children like Prisca, collecting previously used disability equipment from all over the province for similar children. May a million blessings fall upon you from the heavens.

People suffer so much in Africa, just to have brought some joy to a little one and her mother is such therapy for the soul!
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Looking for a therapist (perhaps doing community service and who lives in Joburg) who works in a rural community. Need to take aluminium walking sticks to hand out FOR FREE to the needy in those communities out in the middle of nowhere. These sticks are from Rotary Northcliff and are intended to help those who have nothing. They are not to be sold. Please inbox me, I need to distribute them. ...

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To our Aaron's Rock Your Socks, the giant soul who looks after our poorest of poor.... Thank you again. Eventually we handed out socks this weekend, all courtesy of you. Bless you. ...

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Northcliff Rotary Club my heart is filled with such admiration and love for you. Dave Woodhouse, you and your team have operated out of an underground parking lot in the middle of town for umpteen years, selfless dedication. The oldest and the youngest with physical limitations come looking for disability equipment. There is something for everyone here at reduced rates or for free if needs be. Containers filled with previously loved wheelchairs and more arrive regularly from various countries and every Friday the shop opens from 12 pm to 2pm. Thank you for this service to humanity. ...

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