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Ikhwezilesizwe Hockey Club

Ikhwezilesizwe Hockey Club

| October 5, 2017

Ikhwezilesizwe (Ikwezi) Hockey Club was formed in 2013 in the Khayelitsha area, with the aim to develop hockey skills and to keep children off the streets and develop hockey within the Khayelitsha community. There is little to no funding to expand or supply kit for these enthusiastic boys and girls. Better Life Organisation has partnered […]

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Young Bafana: A success story

Young Bafana: A success story

| October 2, 2017

On the right path, a story about Yamkela Dyani aka Bazuka… 11th January 2014, it is a blistering hot day in Somerset West as the coaches set up the cones in order to prepare for a pre-season trial session at Young Bafana Soccer Academy. The boys will be rewarded this season by entering the Mitchels […]

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SIMANYENE CENTRE

SIMANYENE CENTRE

| September 18, 2017

Niklaus and Nigel visited the SIMANYENE CENTRE to see how the new equipment was working . A hoist was purchased to help lift the boys off and onto their wheelchairs and is a great success for both parties , the helpers and the boys ! We also bought an EYE GAZE programme for Siya  to […]

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TEREO – BIRTHDAY PARTY

TEREO – BIRTHDAY PARTY

| September 15, 2017

Francesca decided to celebrate her Birthday with the Boys and Girls of TEREO COMMUNITY SCHOOL ! They were in for a real surprise and cake & Party Packs were given to all

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Photo gallery of beneficiaries:

Photo gallery of beneficiaries:

| September 13, 2017

Winter uniforms purchased, being sorted for packing Uniforms & stationery packed & ready to be collected Beneficiary proud to receive his new school uniform Beneficiaries posing in their winter uniforms  

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Simanyene Centre for the Disabled in Lwandle

Simanyene Centre for the Disabled in Lwandle

| September 13, 2017

Better Life continues to support Siyabonga, who has athetoid cerebral palsy.    Funding has been provided for the purchase of a hoist to assist in his handling, as well as an Eyegaze System which empowers people with disabilities to communicate and interact with the world.   By looking at control keys or cells displayed on a screen, […]

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Prison Care and Support Network

Prison Care and Support Network

| September 13, 2017

The Aim of the Project: 1.Alleviate the burden of the lack of educational tools to the children of incarcerated offenders and unemployed parolees and ex-mates by providing school uniforms, school shoes, books, stationery and school bags. Many of the children have not been in a position to receive ‘brand new’ school uniforms as they always […]

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Project VUKA Backstory

Project VUKA Backstory

| September 13, 2017

Some time ago it came to the attention of Better Life that children from the Ikhwezilesizwe Primary School in Khayelitsha were excelling at hockey, some even making it onto the provincial teams and obtaining bursaries to attend Wynburg Boys High School in Cape Town . This success has been achieved due to a passionate and […]

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Joining forces to help give Siyabonga a better life

Joining forces to help give Siyabonga a better life

| August 18, 2016

During September 2015 the Better Life Organisation invited charity organisations to submit proposals for funding.  One of the proposals selected to be awarded funding from Better Life was received from the Senecio Organisation, based in Somerset West. Staff from Senecio provide therapy and training interventions at care centres such as the Simanyene Centre for the […]

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The Boy’s Brigade of South Africa – Western Cape Battalion

The Boy’s Brigade of South Africa – Western Cape Battalion

| May 26, 2016

The Boy’s Brigade of South Africa has a Christian foundation and forms part of a worldwide organisation.  The organisation is involved in youth empowerment in local communities & provides a developmental programme for its beneficiaries. Purchased musical instruments to the value of R10 000 for use by members of the organisation.

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