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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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Inspiring Hope and Change – Meet Violet Nzimande!

South Africa is a land bursting with opportunity; opportunity to mobilise her people towards a collective voice of life and vibrancy. Some might consider her realities and hang their heads low in fear, in dismay, in despondence. But, as a superhero uses their unique power to save a damsel in distress, South Africa has in her midst not one, but multiple heroes, who are

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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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PHILILE ECD PRACTITIONERS ATTEND A REFRESHER FIRST AID COURSE

“Education brings about opportunity, and in turn inspiration.” Bill Frist What a privilege for us to build into the lives of our ECD Practitioner’s by giving them opportunities to increase their skills and knowledge. Not only will these skills be beneficial to the Philile ECD Centre’s but also to the communities, which we operate in. It is important to us that our ECD Centre’s

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A fond farewell to Lauren

It was with much sadness that we said a fond farewell to Lauren Le Roux who has been the Principal of Philile ECD Centre’s for the last 9.5 half years. Lauren will be returning to her hometown of Cape Town and starting a new season of her life there. In 2008, Lauren was instrumental in recruiting the 8 children that commenced their pre-school education

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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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