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This year we are aiming to raise £10,000 to help fund an Education Centre in Alexandra Township.  The money raised will be used to help establish a new Education Centre at Sakhimfundo, (meaning "Growing Through Education"), a brand new purpose built Youth Centre...

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Sakhimfundo (Alex Youth Project) update

In 2019 we brought you news of an ambitious initiative by Gumboots SA - working title Alexandra Youth Project but now renamed Sakhimfundo (meaning Building Education). The purpose built facility will comprise a performing arts centre and education centre to be funded...

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Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 – UPDATE!

Our Challenge target this year was £7,500 and, taking into account Gift Aid claimable on donations, we've raised a few pence short of £8,950 - a fantastic result! Huge thanks to our generous supporters for rising to the Challenge in a difficult year both financially...

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Virtual Craft Market – UPDATE!

Our Virtual Christmas Craft Market was a great success, reaching sales of just short of £4,000 which, with Gift Aid claimable on all the donated goods,  means we've raised £5,000 to go towards keeping projects in Alexandra Township up and running in 2021.  This total...

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Coronavirus/Covid 19 Update

The Coronavirus pandemic is being acutely felt in Alexandra Township as a result of school closures, food shortages and loss of jobs, all of which come on top of already excruciating levels of unemployment, over-crowding and general levels of hardship. With school...

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A personal success story!

This is what, with your help, can be achieved by Gumboots Foundation. Click read more to discover the incredible personal story of one of our young beneficiaries. My...

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