About Afrika Tikkun
Afrika Tikkun is a non-profit organization dedicated to the eradication of poverty by caring for vulnerable children in townships through their cradle-to-career approach. Using a holistic development model, Afrika Tikkun runs programs that address the various needs of township children with the end goal being their successful placement in careers or tertiary learning facilities. There are three core programs, each focused on a specific age group;
• Early Childhood Development aims to prepare 0-6 year olds for primary school;
• Child and Youth Development provides sports, arts and culture, life skills, learning and homework support for school going children with the aim of improving matric pass rates and preparing children for career and further learning opportunities;
• Skills and Enterprise Development provides career guidance, job readiness and entrepreneurial training for young adults. In line with Afrika Tikkun’s holistic approach, these programs are augmented by cross-cutting support services which include primary health care services for children, youth and their families, nutritional and food security services and family support services, all of which are provided on a case-by-case basis.
Afrika Tikkun provides these services through their Centers of Excellence in Gauteng (Diepsloot, Alexandra, Braampark & Orange Farm) and the Western Cape (Delft & Mfuleni) not only to assist children in their development, but also to empower the communities into which Afrika Tikkun works.