Philile blog

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!  


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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Training at the central offices

We had an important session of training at our central offices on the various types of abuse and how to identify and manage this in your working environment. Six ladies from Cosmo and 2 ladies from Diepsloot gathered together one morning and Gail from Childline delivered the training.  Gail went through the different types of abuse, taught the ladies how to identify and check

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A visit from the American International school

Last Thursday the Grade 7 American International School pupils came to visit the children at our Diepsloot school and they had a wonderful morning entertaining and doing activities with these kiddies. The morning was filled with a variety of arts from singing and colouring in to playing a game in the tunnel that they brought with them and we must not forget the very

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