ABSA AND BARCLAYS VOLUNTEER DAY AT DIEPSLOOT

A heartfelt thank-you, to the volunteers from Barclays and Absa, who visited Philile Diepsloot as part of a CSI Volunteer day. We are so grateful for the 30 trees, which the volunteers planted, under the careful instruction of the staff from Food and Trees for Africa. These trees will provide much needed shade and fruit for our children over the coming years. We are

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ERICSSON SA BLESSES THE PHILILE FOUNDATION – MANDELA DAY 2016

We cannot thank Ericsson SA enough for meeting many of the needs on our 2016 Needs List. The staff of Ericsson took the time to visit Philile Hillbrow and identify our greatest needs and how the allocated CSI money could be spent best. A few weeks later, an enthusiastic team of volunteers arrived at the school, with a donation of brand new equipment and

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HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET TO RIDE FOR A PURPOSE IN THE TELKOM 947 CYCLE CHALLENGE?

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge takes place on Sunday November 20 at Riversands Commercial Park.  947 will once again shut down some of the busiest roads on the continent, to give you the opportunity to take over the city, on two wheels. Beyond the physical challenge, you can ride for a purpose to make a difference to others. Connect with your city like never

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In Memoriam Khazamula John Manganye 1962-03-15 – 2016-07-23

It is with deep sadness that we said an untimely goodbye to John Manganye in a very tragic set of circumstances. John has been the gardener at Philile Diepsloot since its inception in 2010 and was married to Priscilla, the cook at Diepsloot. A man much loved by the children in the school as well as the community at large, John embodied hard work,

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DIESPLOOT IS GIVEN THE MOST WONDERFUL GIFT – A LIBRARY!

To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books. Carlos María Domínguez Words cannot express how grateful we are to Felicia Mlanjana from Peregrine Holdings Ltd, for allowing her dream of creating a library at Philile Diepsloot to become a reality. Felicia has had a long time dream to create a tranquil space for the

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Why we believe providing 2 x hot meals per day is SO important!

At the Philile Foundation we firmly believe that providing two, nutritious hot meals and two x healthy snacks per day are critical to our children’s development and their ability to concentrate in the classroom. Anthony Lake Executive Director of UNICEF says: “I used to think that early childhood development was all about education. That if we taught a child her colours and shapes, her

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MD of the Flight Centre visits Philile Diepsloot

Early in May, Philile Diepsloot hosted a visit from the Managing Director of the Flight Centre for the UK and Southern Africa, Mr Chris Galanti. Chris was keen to visit Philile Diepsloot to witness some of the work, which the Flight Centre Foundation has faithfully supported since the early years of the Philile Foundation.   Mr Galanti enjoyed the visit immensely and was extremely

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Ride for a purpose and help us to build an ECD Centre in Cosmo City!

You have already helped us to raise R1.9 million – now is your chance to help us to cross the finish line and break ground on our new ECD Centre in Cosmo City! It’s simple maths: 350 Cyclists x R2500.00 = R875 000 (shortfall on our building fund for Phase 1) R875 000 = 1 ECD Centre Register to cycle the Momentum 947 Cycle

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Painting Day at Philile Diepsloot

  A big thank you to the Matthew Sidebottom and the volunteers who came out to Philile Diepsloot on Saturday to give the murals on the classroom a touch of new paint! We so appreciate your willingness to assist us in this manner! The classrooms look amazing! The Philile Staff enjoyed being part of the day too and contributed superbly! It is such a

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PHILILE VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT THE FLIGHT CENTRE FOUNDATION!

The Flight Centre Foundation has been a generous supporter of the Philile Foundation for many years. The Foundation’s purpose is…“to open up the world to provide a better future” to this end, the Foundation supports a number of initiatives in order to fulfill their vision of becoming one of the leading corporate-based charitable foundations in South Africa.   This year, the Flight Centre Foundation

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