Make every day a Mandela Day!

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s  birthday on 18 July, 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It was

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Human Rights Fair held at the American International School of Johannesburg

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The Philile Foundation was invited to participate in a Human Rights Fair held at the American International School of Johannesburg. The Fair was designed to help students to learn about the concept of Human Rights and to be motivated to become compassionate, informed and involved global citizens. Part of the goal of the fair was to encourage middle school students to take initiative in

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The Dentist visits Philile Hillbrow

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, tooth decay is the single most common chronic disease during childhood. It is never too early to encourage healthy dental hygiene for children. Pediatric dental care ensures a child’s primary teeth stay healthy and free of decay and other dental diseases. With this in mind, the children at Philile Diepsloot received a visit from the dentist.

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Exploring the wonderful world of Lego!

The Philile Foundation received a generous donation of 18 boxes of Duplo from Care for Education. Along with the donation of Duplo bricks, the Philile Staff spent a fun morning being trained on how to best use this valuable resource. The training is offered by Care for Education as a hands-on workshop so that participants will come away with practical ways to integrate the materials with their teaching curriculum.

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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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