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Joining Hands with Philile Hillbrow’s “Mother of Nations”

Partnership with The Philile Foundation means joining hands with individuals who are working to create resilient communities. Nozizwe is one such individual. She has been volunteering at Philile Hillbrow, which is based at The Children’s Memorial Institute, for the past three years. When she married the eldest of thirteen, she chose not to have children of her own, as her mother-in-law needed help raising

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A Good Place Market

Looking for a fresh way to showcase how your organisation is making the City of Joburg a good place? Look no further. We were given the opportunity to  occupy a stand at the very first Good Place Market on the 9th of March. The ethos of this market is to host organisations, people and businesses who are making a difference in Johannesburg. It was

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The Gift of Voice

“For these citizens to have a vote, they need to have a voice”, explained our friend Beatty when we had the opportunity to connect with her at Philile, Diepsloot recently. Beatty is from The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) and leads their High School Service Learning Programme. Philile has the pleasure of partnering with the Service Learning Programme at AISJ, whereby their students

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She Believes, She Acts, She Impacts

Meet Zara, a Grade 11 student at The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ), who is deeply burdened by the fact that quality education isn’t accessible to all children. “Education is very important to me. I don’t find it right that some students get better education than others, because they were born in different families and parts of the world.” After moving to Johannesburg

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Thank you to our generous partners!

Sindiswe, lovingly known as Teacher Sindi, started working at Philile Hillbrow 10 years ago as a cook. Though she desired to work with preschool children, she was not qualified. Through your partnership, we were able to send Sindi to Play with a Purpose, an early education teaching programme. She then qualified with her Further Education and Training Certificate: Early Childhood Development NQF Level 4

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A fun day hosting International Guests!

It was an honour for us to host Joe, Jane and Tess Cavanaugh. The Cavanaugh’s reside in Minnesota and Joe is founder and CEO of Youth Frontiers. Youth Frontiers’ mission is to partner with schools to build communities where students thrive socially, emotionally and academically. They offer one-day retreats on timeless values like kindness, courage and respect for students. Youth Frontiers also offers educator

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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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ERICSSON SA BLESSES THE PHILILE FOUNDATION – MANDELA DAY 2016

We cannot thank Ericsson SA enough for meeting many of the needs on our 2016 Needs List. The staff of Ericsson took the time to visit Philile Hillbrow and identify our greatest needs and how the allocated CSI money could be spent best. A few weeks later, an enthusiastic team of volunteers arrived at the school, with a donation of brand new equipment and

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HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET TO RIDE FOR A PURPOSE IN THE TELKOM 947 CYCLE CHALLENGE?

The Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge takes place on Sunday November 20 at Riversands Commercial Park.  947 will once again shut down some of the busiest roads on the continent, to give you the opportunity to take over the city, on two wheels. Beyond the physical challenge, you can ride for a purpose to make a difference to others. Connect with your city like never

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