Learners from the American International School of Johannesburg visit Philile Diepsloot

A group of Grade 9 and 10 Learners from the American International School of Johannesburg, visited Philile Diepsloot as part of their service activities. The Learners spent time engaging in various fun activities with the children. We know the children benefitted hugely from this interaction and we are so grateful for the support from the American International School of Johannesburg! Watch some highlights from

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Philile Wish list for 2016

In order to run the Philile Foundation with excellence, we are need of the following items for 2016. If you or your company could assist us – we would be most grateful. • Solar panels (Philile Diepsloot) • Solar stove and fridge (Philile Diepsloot) • Burglar bars and a security gate (Philile Diepsloot and Hillbrow) • Shade net for the playground (Philile Diepsloot) •

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Graduations!

Graduation ceremonies are a special time for the teachers, children and parents of any school.  It is a culmination of a year of hard work and a signal that the child has achieved all he/she needs to to move onto into the next phase of life. At Philile the parents become very involved with the Graduation ceremony and it is always a great opportunity

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947 round up!

Another successful 947 draws to a close.  The 947 Momentum Cycle Challenge is our main fundraising event of the year and this has been our biggest number of cyclists to date. A huge thank you to everyone involved.  It was a really tough day out there this year, the conditions were particularly obstructive and everyone who crossed that finish line most certainly deserved their

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Christmas Parties

Philile has the awesome priviledge of having some fantastic relationships with our long term corporate partners and it is wonderful to be able see this in action.  The Flight Centre Foundation hosted the Christmas parties at Diepsloot and Cosmo City this year and Chase Software hosted the Christmas party in Hillbrow, as they have done for many years now! These events are always such

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Community members save the day…

A few weeks ago tragedy struck as the home of one of our Philile Diepsloot Teacher’s burned to the ground. We were blown away at the overwhelming response we received from community members who gave money, furniture, food, clothing and time in order to help Violet and her family rebuild their home. Our deepest appreciation goes to ALL who contributed in any way, big

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947 Momentum Cycle Challenge 2015

We had a record number of cyclists riding for Philile Foundation in this years ‘Ride for a Purpose’ set by the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge.  Thank you to everyone who took part, from cyclists and volunteers to powerzones and physio’s, we are so grateful to everyone who contributed to make this annual fundraising event such a success. The weather conditions were not the best

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Polyoak Sports Day

On Friday the 13th November visitors from one of our corporate donors, Polyoak, came to visit the school at Diepsloot for a sports day with the children.  They did various sporting activities and games with the kids and they even included the teachers who had such fun. At the end of the day they received a biscuit trophy, an iced lolly, a sucker and

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An outing to the Lanseria Airport

The Flight Centre Foundation, lead by Diane Cleary, hosted an outing to the Lanseria airport recently and the children had a fantastic experience. After arriving at the airport the children went to the Execujet lounge to find out more about aeroplanes after which they went to the viewing deck where they saw a Mango and Kulula flight take off.  The pilot flying the Mango

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A visit from Foot Soldiers

Philile Diepsloot was visited by a company called Foot Soldiers, a business that specialise in eventing- from assisting with pre-production call-downs, to managed on-site ushers and hostesses, to post-event guest surveys and gift deliveries.   There is no event too big or too small for them to handle. The group spent much time playing games and entertaining the children from facilitating sports activities to singing songs and the kids

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