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Philile is a non-profit organisation that exists to transform the lives of children and communities in South Africa through early childhood development services.


Are Children Locked into the Destiny Their Circumstances Predict?

On the 16th of June, 1991, a beautiful baby boy was born to a 16-year old mother in a township. His upbringing was tough; some days he didn’t know if he would have anything to eat, his bed was made of pillows laid on the floor and there were times he didn’t have shoes to wear. While his friends had toy cars, he had

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Cultivating “The Five Minds for The Future”

Education needs to be transformed if it is going to adequately equip our future generations for the 21st century. While the skills and knowledge traditionally taught within the educational system remain crucial, it is essential that these are coupled with the development of qualities, such as the ability to continue learning and adapting, creativity, collaboration and social understanding. Howard Gardener, renowned psychologist, researcher and

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You’re Keeping the Spirit of Ubuntu Alive in South Africa

Simply sharing your life with the children and staff of The Philile Foundation (Philile) is keeping the spirit of Ubuntu alive in South Africa. Originating from an Ancient African philosophy, “Ubuntu” means, “I am because we are”. This is the essence of humanity; we need one another to survive and thrive.  “Connection is why we’re here, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our

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