Afrika Tikkun UK Quarterly Newsletter (October – December 2023) 

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Afrika Tikkun UK Quarterly Newsletter (October – December 2023) 

Published on: January 11th, 2024

As we anticipate the beginning of 2024, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to our wonderful community of supporters and partners who have been relentless in their support of our work throughout 2024. Tackling child poverty and ensuring that the youth of South Africa are economically empowered is no small feat, but our achievements are a testament to the support we have received for Afrika Tikkun. Thank you for a wonderful and transformational 2024!

Check out what has been happening at Afrika Tikkun in the last few months of 2024!

The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 

Afrika Tikkun UK was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2023. During the Challenge, every donation made to Afrika Tikkun was generously matched by a champion, doubling the impact. The Challenge ran from 28th of November to 5th December and all the support received went towards the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (DOEIA) at our centres in South Africa. Our goal with the Challenge was to extend this transformational opportunity to even more young people!

We are thrilled to share that we successfully raised 98% of our campaign target – an achievement only possible with your support! Thank you to all who supported us during this challenge. Your contributions played a crucial role in our mission and we look forward to continuing to offer the DOEIA to more of our young people! 

Grow for Life

With food security being a major problem in South Africa, our Grow for Life (GfL) project aims to contribute to sustainable food production and security and youth livelihoods in South Africa. With three core pillars, 1) Garden to Kindergarten (G2K); 2) Agripreneuriship and 3) Sustainability, GfL holistically tackles this problem. The GfL project has successfully wrapped up its second year of implementation and we are excited to share some outcomes with you.

Garden to Kindergarten

A total of 1,066 children (Grades R – 3) took part in the G2K program in all our five centres in Orange Farm, Diepsloot, Alexandra, Uthando (Braampark) and Mfuleni. The program will also continue to be part of our Core program offerings at Afrika Tikkun


40 young people have now been trained and have developed agricultural skills. Check out the story of agriprenuer Ruth!

I’m Ruth Mautsi Makoela, I reside in Diepsloot EXT04 and currently work as a grower at Green Acres Farm.

My journey in agriculture has been an enlightening one as I’ve had the opportunity to learn various farming techniques. When I first joined the farm, I had no prior knowledge of farming, but I’ve since learned how to compost, make cuttings, plant seeds, and transplant seedlings.

It hasn’t been an easy journey, but I’ve remained grounded, patient, and willing to learn more.

My ultimate goal is to absorb as much knowledge as possible and share it with my community when I eventually leave the farm.

More photos from Agripreneurship!

Centre Visits

Thank you to Terres des Hommes for their visit to our Green Acres Farm in Diepsloot! Your unwavering support of our Agripreneurship program has significantly impacted the lives of our young agripreneurs.

Check out some other key events that happened at our centres!

Annual Afrika Tikkun Spelling Bee

Disability Rights Symposium

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