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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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* Updated * 2017 Needs List

We would like to wish our partners and supporters a wonderful 2017! Your contribution to the Philile Foundation is invaluable and your partnership helps us to serve the 200 children in our care and continue to expand on our vision and mission. We believe that a good pre-school experience creates educational esteem and the foundations for life-long learning. Children enter primary school ahead of

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Sign up for a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet card today and support the Philile Foundation

Just by shopping at some of your favourite shops, you can make a meaningful contribution to the Philile Foundation.  4 great reasons to become a MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporter Raise funds for a cause that is close to your heart, without it costing you a cent. Over 1500 partner stores where you can use your card to raise funds. You benefit too: get instant savings of at

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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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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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In Memoriam Khazamula John Manganye 1962-03-15 – 2016-07-23

It is with deep sadness that we said an untimely goodbye to John Manganye in a very tragic set of circumstances. John has been the gardener at Philile Diepsloot since its inception in 2010 and was married to Priscilla, the cook at Diepsloot. A man much loved by the children in the school as well as the community at large, John embodied hard work,

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