Project

Africa Foundation

Africa Foundation is a registered Trust, non-profit organization in South Africa implementing projects based on community identified needs to uplift, up-skill and empower rural communities primarily living adjacent to conservation areas. The Foundation has four main development areas: education, healthcare, environmental and business development.

Grant #1 – April 2013

Empowers Africa made a grant to Africa Foundation’s Community Leadership Education Program (“CLEF”) – the funds were applied towards the bursary payments for the 37 students enrolled in the 2013 South Africa CLEF Program. The program is scheduled to expand to East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya) in January 2014 where 4 communities have been selected to launch the program.

View a short video on Africa Foundation’s Education program.

Grant #2 – December 2013

Empowers Africa made a grant to Africa Foundation’s Community Business Linkages Program – a program designed to facilitate the creation of sustainable rural business enterprises proximal to lodges in the communities adjacent to conservation areas. Specifically, the grant will help support farming infrastructure designed to improve the standard of living and entrepreneurship of the community members of KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga in South Africa.

Grant #3 – May 2014

Empowers Africa made a grant to support the nutrition program at the Nkomo Primary School Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s Center (OVC) in South Africa. This grant will provide at least five months of groceries for the OVO at Nkomo Primary School ensuring that the more than 456 children who rely on this OVC Center will receive a nutritious meal each day.