Philile Diepsloot

PROMOTING LONG LASTING ENERGY SOLUTIONS IN DIEPSLOOT

Greenpeace Africa have provided Philile Diepsloot with solar panels to reduce the electricity costs of the pre-school and a bio-digester to benefit from food waste.  The project was completed in early June, and community volunteers and staff have been trained in how to use and look after the solar panels and bio-digester. Thank you to the Flight Centre Foundation for sponsoring a plastic bucket

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THANK YOU THOBELO FM AND UNILEVER – WE CAN’T WAIT TO RECEIVE OUR JOJO TANKS!

“The rate of return for investment in quality early education for disadvantaged children is 7-10% per annum through better outcomes in education, health, sociability, economic productivity and reduced crime.” James Heckman Thank you to Unilever for nominating the Philile Foundation to participate in a Thobelo FM radio competition. We were thrilled to receive a call from Thobelo FM last Friday morning informing us that we had won 2

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ABSA AND BARCLAYS VOLUNTEER DAY AT DIEPSLOOT

A heartfelt thank-you, to the volunteers from Barclays and Absa, who visited Philile Diepsloot as part of a CSI Volunteer day. We are so grateful for the 30 trees, which the volunteers planted, under the careful instruction of the staff from Food and Trees for Africa. These trees will provide much needed shade and fruit for our children over the coming years. We are

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DIESPLOOT IS GIVEN THE MOST WONDERFUL GIFT – A LIBRARY!

To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books. Carlos María Domínguez Words cannot express how grateful we are to Felicia Mlanjana from Peregrine Holdings Ltd, for allowing her dream of creating a library at Philile Diepsloot to become a reality. Felicia has had a long time dream to create a tranquil space for the

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Why we believe providing 2 x hot meals per day is SO important!

At the Philile Foundation we firmly believe that providing two, nutritious hot meals and two x healthy snacks per day are critical to our children’s development and their ability to concentrate in the classroom. Anthony Lake Executive Director of UNICEF says: “I used to think that early childhood development was all about education. That if we taught a child her colours and shapes, her

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MD of the Flight Centre visits Philile Diepsloot

Early in May, Philile Diepsloot hosted a visit from the Managing Director of the Flight Centre for the UK and Southern Africa, Mr Chris Galanti. Chris was keen to visit Philile Diepsloot to witness some of the work, which the Flight Centre Foundation has faithfully supported since the early years of the Philile Foundation.   Mr Galanti enjoyed the visit immensely and was extremely

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Painting Day at Philile Diepsloot

  A big thank you to the Matthew Sidebottom and the volunteers who came out to Philile Diepsloot on Saturday to give the murals on the classroom a touch of new paint! We so appreciate your willingness to assist us in this manner! The classrooms look amazing! The Philile Staff enjoyed being part of the day too and contributed superbly! It is such a

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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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