Charities

Proceeds from Vintage with Love will go to: 

COLUMBA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY:
Columba Leadership is a values-based leadership organisation with a simple ethos – there is greatness with in every young person, the task is to elicit this potential. To this end Columba partners with high schools serving economically disadvantaged communities and over a period of 3 years builds the capacity of the school to embed values and youth engagement and build a school culture that nurtures youth potential. Whilst building school capacity Columba also activates the potential of youth to lead change in their own lives, their schools and their communities. Columba Leadership has established a powerful track record since inception: they have produced more than 8700 values driven leaders across 7 provinces and have worked in 223 high schools. They have an alumni network of some 3500 out-of-school youth.
www.columba.org.za

REALEMA TEACHER INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME, ST JOHNS COLLEGE:
Realema offers comprehensive bursaries to talented and hard-working black students, who could not otherwise afford a tertiary degree, to study for a Bachelor of Education degree, while gaining valuable work experience as full-time teacher interns at top schools. We help our bursary recipients to escape the poverty cycle by building sustainable careers in teaching, while also developing the passionate and professional teachers that South Africa so badly needs.
www.realema.org 

THE CLICK FOUNDATION:
The Click Foundation deploys online self-paced English and numeracy literacy programmes in underprivileged primary schools across South Africa. The programmes offer young learners the opportunity to work at their own pace through fun and enjoyable activities, navigating their learning journey by means of technology. In doing so, the Click Foundation is not only addressing the literacy crisis but also equipping these young learners with the technological skills required for future success.

By the year 2024.The Click Foundation aims to be changing the trajectory of over 1,000,000 learners’ lives through technology-basedliteracy and numeracy programmes.
www.clickfoundation.co.za

THE LINK:
The Link is a Non Profit Organisation which supports the development of literacy and numeracy in children for whom English is a second language, and who attend low income schools in Johannesburg. The organisation was founded in 2010 by Margi Bashall, a teacher, who was inspired by The Shine Centre. It is managed and staffed by volunteers; members of the community who are committed to making a difference in education.
The Link is recognised by Gauteng educational authorities, and has permission to operate during school hours and work with children in Grade 2 and Grade 3 who are identified by valid testing to be at risk of not achieving their potential.
They currently have 19 Link centres operating at schools in Johannesburg, and through their network are reaching approximately 1100 children every week. The Link has approximately 600 committed and signed up volunteers.
www.thelinkliteracyproject.co.za

THE LUNCHBOX FUND:
Fostering education via nutrition, The Lunchbox Fund is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing a daily meal for orphaned and vulnerable school children in township and rural areas of South Africa, a country where 65% of all children live in poverty. Receiving food encourages these children to stay in school and obtain their education. When a child stays in school, his or her risk of HIV infection, abuse and unwanted pregnancies is greatly reduced.
Regular lunch programs increase enrollment at schools and reduce truancy rates. Academic performance also improves with test scores increasing in students who have access to a daily meal through a school feeding program.
Today, 19.6% of all children in South Africa are orphans, with approximately 1.9 Million of those children orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS. Unemployment is a severe problem where The Lunchbox Fund works, resulting in many of the students at their partner schools not having access to adequate nutrition or basic health care.
The simple act of providing each child with protein-rich peanut butter sandwiches and a piece of fruit, or hearty soups, stews with vegetables or enriched porridge, makes a substantial difference as it nurtures and encourages each child’s attendance and performance at school. Not only is it often their only guaranteed meal of a day, but children are more likely to attend and stay in school to obtain this basic sustenance.

Lunchbox Fund is the only national organization to offer a daily varied school lunch; created from a box of products sent each month. Breakfast is a nutritionally fortified porridge in two flavors, served hot. Their foods are fortified with a full range of micronutrients ensuring the child receives up to 50% of their daily micronutrient needs from a daily guaranteed meal. In schools with over 80 children, they provide stipends which enable the school to hire previously unemployed women from within the local community to prepare and serve meals.
www.thelunchboxfund.org

THE THANDULWAZI TRUST MATHS AND SCIENCE ACADEMY:
The Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy is an education programme run by the St Stithians Foundation. 
The overall aim of the Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy is to actively improve the state of Maths and Science teaching and learning in schools in and around Gauteng, by: Facilitating the training of new teachers, with special focus on areas of critical shortage, such as Maths and Science; English; and Early Childhood Development (ECD)/ Foundation Phase, through formal training and apprenticeship to Meister Teachers.
Operating a teacher development programme to assist existing teachers in improving their teaching skills and methodologies, particularly in the teaching of Numeracy/Maths, Literacy, Science and Technology.
Providing scholarships to talented learners (from the group described as historically disadvantaged South Africans) who are currently in an environment where they will not be able to optimise their talent, by placing them in schools which have an excellent record of teaching Maths and Science.
Providing teaching support and extra tuition to Grades 10, 11 and 12 learners on Saturday mornings to make up for the suboptimal teaching capacity in many of the schools in under-privileged areas around Johannesburg.
www.thandulwazi.com

KIDZ 2 KIDZ:
Connecting people through the ‘joy of giving’ by sharing their projects with recipients, volunteers, carers, donors and sponsors. Kidz2Kidz seeks to promote a culture of literacy from a young age and create safe schools by training teachers on how to combat bullying in South African schools. The JOG Trust (Joy Of Giving Trust) is the custodian of Kidz2Kidz Projects. The JOG Trust encourages and embraces working directly with the people who make a difference in their communities, they are the educators, social workers, carer’s or community leaders who are involved with children and protect the rights of these children. The JOG vision is that of connecting people through the central message of “The Joy of Giving”, not only of material or financial resources but also of time, skills, knowledge and kindness. Trustees do not earn salaries, and all sponsorship is used to sustain, promote and enhance the various projects under the Trust. A Level One Contributor to B-BBEE.
www.kidz2kidz.co.za

LITTLE ARTISTS:
Little Artist School Project started in 1995, in an orphanage home in Marshalltown, downtown Johannesburg. Edward Selematsela was working as a child and youth care-giver, when an idea came to him: the children had nothing to do before and after school, so he decided to use art as a tool to keep them from causing trouble. The goal of Little Artists is to encourage the development of artists from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, who have no funds for formal art tuition. Little Artists gives children and adults access to such tuition as well as giving them the an opportunity to exhibit their art through the co-ordination of exhibitions and competitions. There is an annual art exhibition of these artists, where their works are auctioned.
edwardselematsela.com/little-artist-school/

UPHAWU:
The Uphawu Community development Initiative was established by Mondeka Mabibini, who launched the Fundani Reading Club (fundani means “let’s read”) for the youth of the Samora Machel Informal Settlement in Philippi, improving their reading skills, providing access to literature and creating a love for reading and a reading culture. This gives these children a sense of self and a place in the world and helps them to complete their formal education.
Mondeka also drives a collection for school shoes for children, called No More Bare Feet.
Uphawucommunitydevelopment

PARTNERS FOR POSSIBILITY:
Partners for Possibility is a creative solution to South Africa’s education crisis – it is a co-action, co-learning partnership between School Principals and Business Leaders, enabling social cohesion through partnerships, and empowering Principals to become change leaders in their schools and communities. The Partners for Possibility Programme facilitates cross-sectoral reciprocal partnerships between Business, Government and the Social Sector.

www.pfp4sa.org/

SHINE LITERACY:
Shine Literacy is a non-profit organisation that seeks to create a culture of reading in South African schools, homes, workplaces and communities, thereby improving literacy outcomes for young children from low-income communities. Their vision is a nation of readers.

In South Africa, 78% of Grade Four children cannot read for meaning (PIRLS, 2016). International studies show that our results are worse than those even of other low-income African countries. Grade repetition is high during the Foundation Stage, with associated costs for children’s self-esteem and motivation to learn, and for the education system as a whole.

Shine Literacy’s programmes are helping to transform the prospects of some of South Africa’s most vulnerable children by breaking the destructive cycle of poor literacy, low educational attainment, wasted potential and poverty. They do this by providing structured English literacy support to children, providing storybooks and readers and empowering parents and caregivers through Family Literacy Workshops.

Their six Shine Centres provide individualised support to children in Grades 2 and 3 (the Shine Literacy Hour Programme) to strengthen their English reading, writing and speaking skills. Children work with trained volunteers once or twice a week, during the school day, for at least one year. A simple assessment at the end of Grade 1 is used to select the children who will take part in the programme. Further bi-annual assessments enable children’s progress to be carefully tracked.

Shine Centres bring benefits for the whole school, not just for those children who attend the programme. Grade R, 1, 2 and 3 classrooms are equipped with multi-cultural age-appropriate storybooks to promote a culture of reading throughout the school. Shine also facilitates an annual Family Literacy Workshop at each school which is host to a Shine Centre.

www.shineliteracy.org.za/

CHIC MAMAS DO CARE:
The vision of Chic Mamas is to support education and build bridges between communities through sustainable fundraising and to promote the spirit of volunteerism. They are “Mamas” who are concerned about the children of South Africa and their future. They are passionate about education and they believe the importance of Early Childhood Development: the opportunity for each child to grow in a safe, stimulating environment.
To this end, Chic Mamas have created a chic, fun and sustainable way of fundraising, to support educational projects in underprivileged areas around the country.

www.chicmamasdocare.org/

PROJECT PLAYGROUND:

Project Playground is a South African NPO working towards global sustainable change and increased equality. Their methods focus on individuals self realisation and self actualisation through a holistic approach, fostering a more peaceful, democratic and equal society. Engaging over 840 vulnerable children and youth in townships outside Cape Town in South Africa, their vision is a world where every child and youth grow up with a belief in the future and the opportunity to positively impact their own lives. Structured Sport & Recreational Activities, Educational Programs for Children and Youth, Counselling and Support for Children and Parents, Occupational Therapy, Excursions and Events, Nutritionally Balanced Meals and Transportation.

www.project-playground.org.za/

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Just R50 will keep a child in a literacy programme for 1 week.

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