Philile blog

TEAM PHILILE

We are happy to report that we have a great number of cyclists raising funds and riding for a purpose in this years 947 Momentum Cycle challenge! Entries have now closed and we are in full swing preparing for the hospitality tent and powerzones and all that comes with it!  If you are interested in helping out there are many ways to get involved:

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A visit to the Peoples Theatre!

The children and teachers from Philile Hillbrow were offered complimentary tickets to the National Children’s Theatre on Wednesday 16th September. A year with Frog & Toad directed by Francois Theron, is a fun and energetic, upbeat storyline filled with music, dancing and friendship through the four seasons. The musical score bubbles with melody and wit, upbeat jazzy and catchy songs that will replay in

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An outing to Croc City

A great time was had by all the Hillbrow children on Friday 31st July when they went to Crocodile City for an outing.  The children watched a video about crocodiles, then were shown live eggs, a croc skull, croc skin and they even got to hold a baby crocodile! The kids enjoyed a snack and play time and then went into a second session

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Welcome to our new CEO

Philile Foundation is delighted to announce that we have a new CEO! With 17 years experience in tertiary education, Jenn Coles holds a masters degree in Development and Management from North-West University. It is in completing her Masters degree that she developed a passion for sustainable development and the holistic, empowerment of people and communities. Jenn has worked closely with Philile since 2010 in

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Rachel’s Farewell

It is a very sad month for Philile as we say goodbye to Rachel, who has been leading the Philile Foundation for the last four years.  Rachel resigned from Philile in order to be at home full time with her little boy, Ethan.  This is a bittersweet time for Rachel as she is very passionate about Philile and the work that we do but

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947 Momentum Cycle Challenge

Hey guys, It’s that time of year again!  Check out this video we have put together for the 947 Momentum Cycle Challenge.  We would love to get as many of you as possible to sign up and ride for a purpose. Contact us at the office for more information 011 463 3477!


A trip to the Zoo

A great day was had by all the children at our Diepsloot school as they took a trip to the Pretoria Zoo in June.  Outings are an important part of the school calendar and they support the development and learning that takes place in the classroom.  They create a wonderful opportunity for learning and this is an important part of a child’s experience and

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Nielsen CSI Day at Hillbrow

Thank you to Nielsen from Ormonde in the South who came and hosted a Corporate Social Investment day at our Hillbrow school in early June.  From painting pictures to playing games and throwing a party for all the kids, a great day was had by all, even the teachers!  


Donation

We had a lovely morning at our Diepsloot site where The SEED trust, together with Excellerate Holdings, donated R79,200 to The Philile Foundation. Before the cheque was handed over by the CFO of Excellerate Property Services the children did some songs and showed the visitors how they could play musical instruments.  Rachel, the CEO of Philile, then said a few words and afterwards we

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