Our Projects

Gumboots UK is proud of the support we have been able to provide over a number of years to “home-grown” projects, located within some of the most deprived urban and rural communities in South Africa.

We have forged close friendships and bonds with the people who run and benefit from these projects and we feel privileged to have played a part in their success.

There is no limit to what can be done when such energy, creativity and resourcefulness is at hand and with your support we can really help to make a difference.


Leratong Pre-School

Situated in the heart of Alexandra Township, Leratong (meaning “Place of Love”), provides a safe haven and quality education for its pupils in a challenging environment. Alex is a vibrant but deprived area and one of the most densely populated places in South Africa....

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Phetoho Education Project

Phetoho Education is a Gumboots Foundation project that was established in 2012. The name means “change/transformation through education” in Sesotho and has evolved from the three existing Alexandra Township projects: Leratong Pre-School, Sigiya Sonke Dance Group and...

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Ratang Bana Community Child Support Project

Ratang Bana means “Love the Children”. No one can argue that HIV/AIDS hasn’t had a devastating impact on the lives of South African children. According to the UNAIDS Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic 2010, “In 2009 there were 330,000 children under 15 living with HIV...

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Sigiya Sonke Dance Group and Youth Project

The Sigiya Sonke, (meaning “Youth Stand Together” ), Dance Group empowers disadvantaged young people through dance. Based in Alexandra Township, the group is led by Jack Letsoela and his wife Beauty. Both grew up in Alex and understand the difficulties faced by young...

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The Caitlin Fund

This fund was set up in 2010 by Caitlin’s mother, and Gumboots UK trustee, Margz Green in memory of her beloved daughter Caitlin who died at age 27 after a long and brave struggle with a cruel and debilitating disease. She was a bright, intelligent and well read young...

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