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

What We Do

Our aim is to use these programmes to change the general prevailing mind set of hopelessness and helplessness existing among our target group.

Many of our beneficiaries live in informal settlements known as squatter camps. Others live in rented shacks erected in the yards of existing houses with no access to water, toilets or electricity. The remainder live in overcrowded hostels with up to 20 people sharing a 2 bedroomed unit. Overcrowding, starvation/malnutrition, illness and a general sense of despair prevails.

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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Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A million thanks to everyone who has donated so far to the handout next Tuesday to hundreds of starving people. We have R35000 which will buy a nutritious and enriched ePap meal a day for 583 adults for 3 weeks (maybe the length of the extension of our lockdown?). e'Pap Technology contains much of the vitamins and goodness that we need to keep us going through the day.
Thank you to Rose Grealy Kransdorff of ePap who has been so kind and generous.
We also have vegetable packs being handed out by Khanyi Chaba, grateful thanks to her.
Amanda TMathebula has organised the handout, from ward councillor to the recreation centre and beneficiaries. She is a phenomenon.
The beneficiaries all live in Eldorado Park. They are from the overcrowded flats in the area, as well as shacks all around. Elderly grandmothers who look after scores of grandchildren have been invited, as have families who live in shacks in the vicinity. Shack dwellers from nearby Kliptown(very poverty stricken suburb) have also been invited. We are waiting for the final tally of donations and tomorrow morning we can place the order with ePap. The more that comes in, the more we can feed from Kliptown.
You out there are simply amazing. Thank you, and sleep easier knowing that 534+ people will be fed during this disastrous time.
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I cannot stand the hunger out there anymore. I need to go hand out in the squatter camp.The poor have started only eating mielie pap again, they are not buying meat, chicken or dairy anymore. Those images of the gogo’s and their multitude of grandchildren living in such poverty,who go hungry every night.

I would like to organise sachets of ePap ( fortified food) which I will hand out to my community of squatter residents. This at least will give them adequate nutrition.
I need a substantial amount to hand out though, one cannot arrive in an area of desperate starving people and only give a few. My safety will be in danger. I hope to hand out parcels for 4 family members.

Please help me by donating to
Boikanyo the Dion Herson Foundation
Standard Bank
331784408
Branch code: 051001
SWIFT (International donations) SBZAZAJJ
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Tonight we begin lockdown for 21 days to try stop the virus from spreading. I worry about the families who are on top of one another up in one roomed shacks. How can they not get irritated and frustrated. I worry about the animal neglect because many are not working for 21 days and cannot feed their families, let alone pets. I worry about cruelty in general. May we succeed in halting the spread to a population who are immunocompromised and have inadequate nutrition. May there just be a merciful God up there. Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrica. ...

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Live broadcast from Gauteng government: if you know of someone in need of food during the lockdown (the poor) , you can phone 0800 428 8364 and food supplies will be delivered for the less fortunate. Please share. ...

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Covid 19, here is a wonderful video on how the virus is spread. Please show whomever you can , and share.

youtu.be/VK2vpOh5wwsThis video is an example of how quickly bacteria and viruses can spread, and how easy it is to get infected without even thinking about it.
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