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 (meaning Place of Love), a pre-school in the heart Alexandra Township, provides a safe haven and quality education for its pupils in a challenging environment. Alexandra is a vibrant but deprived area and one of the most densely populated places in South...read more
Phetoho Education is a project which has grown out of the three existing Alexandra Township projects, Leratong, Sigiya Sonke and Ratang Bana. The view of these projects is that education has emerged as the single most effective way of bringing about change in South...read more
Ratang Bana means “Love the Children”. No one can argue that HIV/AIDS has 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...read more
The Sigiya Sonke “Youth Stand Together” Dance Group empowers disadvantaged young people through dance. Based in Alexandra Township the group is run under the leadership of Jack Letsoela - a hard working and talented dancer who grew up in Alex. In the 20 years since...read more
This fund was set up in 2010 by Caitlin’s mother 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 woman who made the most...read more