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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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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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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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Young Bafana Soccer Academy

Young Bafana Soccer Academy

| May 26, 2016

Focus is Education, Soccer and Lifeskills for beneficiaries (from historically disadvantaged backgrounds)  from Lwandle, Nomzamo and Zola. Current beneficiary base consists of 120 children (aged 6-17) whom we collect and offer our services to on a daily basis Monday-Saturday. Services include scholarships, English & Maths tuition, food & nutrition, mentoring & career guidance. The R30 […]

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Senecio Support for People with Disabilities

Senecio Support for People with Disabilities

| May 26, 2016

The Organisation is based in Somerset West & was founded in 2008 by concerned members of the community who recognised the need for therapy to be provided to children with disabilities from underserved & low socio economic areas. Senecio currently serves approximately 300 disabled children & 50 caregivers in the W Cape. Better Life is […]

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Milk Matters

Milk Matters

| May 26, 2016

Community based milk bank operating in Western Cape which collects, screens, pasteurises & distributes life-saving breastmilk to state & private hospitals for premature babies. Purchased 3 freezers to the value of R10 000 which enabled 3 additional depots to be opened in Sun Valley, Plumstead & Tygervalley.

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Hands of Honour

Hands of Honour

| May 26, 2016

The organisation is based in Retreat & employs youth & older men, previously reliant on handouts & Soup kitchens, to upcycle waste (obsolete stock & recyclable items) received from corporations. The items are either rehabilitated or products are stripped for sale of parts.  50% of the profit from sale of upcycled items & parts goes […]

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