Philile blog

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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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!