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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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Thank you Siyakha!

2017 started off with a bang for Philile Hillbrow when they received a visit from the staff of Siyakha. Not only were the staff of Siyakha able to spend some time playing and singing with the children, they also treated them to a lunchtime feast of hot dog’s and fizzy cold drinks (we won’t tell the dental students who make regular dental check-up’s at

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2017 Needs List

“Character skills developed through early childhood education have the greatest impact on life outcomes.” James Heckman If you are not a cyclist but still want to support the Philile Foundation in a meaningful way, why not consider purchasing something on our needs list or passing the list on to your CSI Department at work? Philile Hillbrow Quantity New mattresses 35 Loose carpets (mats) 2

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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!

According to Fin24, South Africa’s producer inflation slowed more than expected to 7,1% year on year in March 2016 from 8,1% in February. Stats SA report that economic growth has been in decline over the last 4 years, largely influenced by the global economic crisis. With an average of just 2% growth during the period 2008 to 2012, and unemployment rates pegged at 24,9%,

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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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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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PHILILE VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT THE FLIGHT CENTRE FOUNDATION!

The Flight Centre Foundation has been a generous supporter of the Philile Foundation for many years. The Foundation’s purpose is…“to open up the world to provide a better future” to this end, the Foundation supports a number of initiatives in order to fulfill their vision of becoming one of the leading corporate-based charitable foundations in South Africa.   This year, the Flight Centre Foundation

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HUGE APPRECIATION TO THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF JOHANNESBURG FOR THE ONGOING SUPPORT!

The American School of Johannesburg (AISJ) once again visited Philile Diepsloot as part of the service-learning component at the school. The High School students spent the afternoon in the grounds of the school, leading fun activities and interacting with the children. The following day, the elementary school students conducted a number of indoor activities for the children. These visits are a highlight for our

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