The journey of empowerment starts with us
Afrika Tikkun is your partner in transformative development. We grow, nurture and establish young lives from cradle to career with sustainable opportunities that really do matter. Our focus is to empower young people through trusted partner contributions – and our promise is to nourish our partnerships for the greater well being of our young people. We believe in kindness. We believe in impact. We believe in true empowerment.
Your support can uplift our youth
Every child and youth has the right to a better life. Your partnership supports our mission of combating poor living and education standards. Your contribution provides access to mentorship, advanced schooling facilities, clean and healthy living environments and career opportunities. Afrika Tikkun places youth development at the centre of our service, offering Cradle to Career developmental programmes and our fully integrated 360º Social Services programme. Together, we can impact lives.
Responsible impact for sustainable communities
In everything we do, we aim to make a responsible impact that does not create ongoing dependency. We recognise that youth and communities cannot thrive without resources such as food and social services and that education is paramount to sustainable outcomes.
Over 100 000 youth impacted and 15 000 youth accessing Afrika Tikkun centres each year
8419 Young people reached
3359 Families supported
71 000 Emergency & Covid-19 relief food parcels delivered
1319 youth placed
99 Bursaries awarded
3132 Youth trained in demand driven skills and 1790 equipped with work readiness skills
1598 Placed in employment and 412 in learnerships
5000 Youth in Alumni network
How you can get involved
Stimulating a passion for learning and the growth of skills, Afrika Tikkun inspires youth in South Africa to reach their true potential. Our interventions help to build sustainable communities where diversity, equality and families thrive.
Join us as we work to overcome the interconnected challenges of unemployment, poverty and educational and social inequalities.
Afrika Tikkun, where development means empowerment.
Whether you’re a two man show or a large corporate team, you can choose to empower. Donate directly or get in touch to chat through a tailor-made giving approach that suits your business and your employees.
Start a fundraiser
Want to start your own ‘kindness campaign’, run a marathon, or share your birthday with Afrika Tikkun? Set up your fundraiser on Just Giving and then share with your community to start raising funds for Afrika Tikkun’s youth. Give us a shout if you need a hand!
Tell your friends
If you like what we do and want to be a part of growing our mission, why not share a post on your social media and let your friends know who we are! Online or word of mouth, we appreciate every time our story is shared with new people.
As an individual donor your kindness counts. In your personal capacity you can choose a once off online contribution or a monthly gift / donation to the value of your choice. Your donation supports any one of our Afrika Tikkun Core Pprogrammes or any of our public campaign initiatives.
We value the contributionour volunteers make to the lives of our beneficieries. Contribute your time and skillset to any one of our 5 community centres across South Africa . Come and assist our dedicated teams and witness first hand the success of our community members, while filling your heart with the love and appreciation that unfolds with genuine human generosity.
Lead a campaign
Have a calling to go public? We help our individual donors initiate small to large campaign movements that serve a greater purpose. Bring us your campaign idea and we’ll support you through our collaborative channels to promote your initiative in the best interest of our Afrika Tikkun donor programmes.
Our Partners & Donors
Sindi age 5 – a beautiful little girl who lives with her mother and 3 other siblings near Afrika Tikkun’s Mfuleni centre. Little Sindi was diagnosed with a lung condition that requires her to use a breathing aid 24/7. When Sindi joined our Afrika Tikkun ECD programme, our Empowerment Case Administrators encouraged her family to join the support group for parents of children with disabilities.
Some legacies are built on a Tuesday
A story forged on a Tuesday. That’s how it started. Two visionaries after the same rainbow – Nelson Mandela and Bertie Lubner, founder of Afrika Tikkun – met on the second Tuesday of every other month to discuss the love they both shared for their country, South Africa. What transpired was a deep seated friendship,
Michael Walter Scott legacy
Our father, Michael Walter Scott (1932-2019), had a long and prosperous relationship with the Lubner family both in South Africa and England. When he passed away, dad requested that his children decide which charities should benefit from his legacy. We all agreed that a South African charity would sit most comfortably with us.Over the years, we had become aware that Bertie Lubner had established a charity to help disadvantaged South Africans. So we researched Afrika Tikkun more fully, as an acknowledgement to my father’s connection with the Lubner family. In additiion to the excellent website, Bertie’s grand daughter Daniella, who we know through equestrian cirlces, also spoke informatively about the charity. We found the ethos and breadth of Afrika Tikkun to be very inspiring. Its diverse, all-round and positive programs appealled to us. The process of donating was also easy as Afrika Tikkun is a charity registered in the United Kingdom. We could not be more delighted to have chosen Afrika Tikkun and feel a little bit of our dad rests productively helping South Africans, especially at this time of Covid 19. Sue, Greg and Mike