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A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FLIGHT CENTRE FOUNDATION!

A very big thank-you to the Flight Centre Foundation for the donation of 75 children’s mattresses for Philile Diepsloot and Philile Hillbrow. These mattresses are made use of daily, as our children take a compulsory nap after lunch. Thank you so much to Diane Cleary and the Flight Centre Foundation for the continued support and commitment to the Philile Foundation! The Flight Centre Foundation is the

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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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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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