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  • African Angels Nature Walk
    Thanks to our sponsor Talisman Hire and all who supported our Nature Walk – we are always so amazed by the extent of the commitment of our supporters, wherever in the world they may be. We are humbled and grateful. THANK YOU. What a fantastic day we had on our beautiful Chintsa East Beach
  • From The Principal’s Desk
    Our quality education is being recognised and rewarded February and March have seen two of our Grade 7 learners write exam upon exam for high school scholarships. Stamina and resilience have been the key. As I watched them weekend after weekend, I have noted a range of emotions from excitement at the prospect of achieving […]
  • Siyanqoba – MENtoring young boys to encourage them to grow into good men
    Grade 4 teacher, Tawanda Mangwiro, has been working with The Character Company and some of the other male staff members to help young boys grow into good men by instilling honourable values. The programme started in 2019 in response to the increasing number of young men in our community who have absent, or emotionally absent […]
  • Donations of furniture brighten the School and Hostel environment
    Thank you to Beka-Schreder through Pete Badenhorst and Petrini Freeman, and Simon Pella at Yanfeng for facilitating significant donations of furniture in recent months. Our teachers are thrilled with their new desks and chairs, and the additional storage cupboards are always most welcome – you’d be amazed by how much needs to be packed away. […]
  • Hostel Development Accelerates
    The girls’ hostel is so successful that we have also started a boys hostel We are happy to share our hostel success story with you – we started a hostel for grade 4-7 girls in 2017 to remove them from the distracting environments many of them found themselves in at home and to help them […]
  • Supporter Spotlight – A2A Kopano
    A2A Kopano has been the auditor for the African Angels Trust since 2014. In our long relationship with the team, we have built a trusted relationship which has brought many benefits to both parties. African Angels benefits from social responsibility discounted  fees, very generous annual donations, and referrals, while A2A Kopano receives BBBEE recognition  and […]
  • Book Dash donate books to Ikhwezilomso Creche
    Thank you to Book Dash for donating books for the Ihkwezilomso Creche – the children are loving them!Book Dash is an amazing organisation in South Africa which gathers South African authors and illustrators and gets them to produce children’s story books. The books are designed to appeal to their readers, and so have wonderfully varied […]
  • From the Principal’s Desk Feb 2021
    Your support makes our success possible Term started successfully with all staff and learners getting into the swing of things very quickly. The learners were very excited to be back at school. Our pass rate last year was 98% and 20% of our graduates were awarded scholarships for high school – this is something we […]
  • Ikhwezilomso Creche ensures school readiness
    It all started with a need Ikhwezilomso Creche was started in Feb 2014 by local Chintsa East resident, Lindiwe Sigqaza. Lindiwe is a small and determined woman who is as gentle as she is strong. Her face takes on a new light when she talks about the children in her care and she is fierce […]
  • Supporter Spotlight – Lynn Pan
    Lynn Pan and her family visited African Angels in 2019 and have remained committed to helping support the work we do. Lynn and her family have brought us much needed resources for many of our projects: Her husband, Christopher, sourced football kits from FCBESCOLA which is the football academy of the Barcelona football club; she […]
  • Annual Beach Walk
    Times have changed and so too has our annual Beach Walk. It is now a Nature Walk – wherever you are. Read more to find out how you can get involved
  • Exclusive Books offers 70 books to 70 NPOs
    – help make African Angels one of them As part of their 70th birthday celebration, Exclusive Books is giving the gift of 70 books to 70 not-for-profit organisations in 2021.Please nominate us.Please take 2 minutes to fill in the nomination form at this link to help give the African Angels’ Independent School library a chance […]
  • From the Principal’s Desk
    After the dismay of hearing that schools would be closed until the 15th February, the teachers and I are delighted that Independent Schools have been given permission to open on the 1st February. Thanks go to ISASA who consistently and tenaciously request approval from the Department of Basic Education on our behalf. Back to School […]
  • And the Teacher of the Year Award goes to….
    At the end of the year, we held a function to thank our staff for their dedication and announced the Teacher of the Year for 2020. This year it was awarded to Sibo Chiwanga, Grade 1 teacher and all-round superwoman. “Every day that I come to work I strive to give the best in me […]
  • Supporter Spotlight – Wild Women on the Run
    Since 2012, when the first group of Wild Women took to the Wild Coast for a 100km, three day running adventure, the Wild Women on the Run team has raised over R500 000 for African Angels. That’s nearly 10 years of support from this amazing group of women.
  • Regular donations are our life-blood
    Thank you to every single person who told someone about our #GlobalGiving 200% matching campaign. With your help we have attracted more monthly donors. This regular income stream makes a massive difference to our ability to plan and implement educational and developmental programmes for our primary school children. Read this story to hear what Founder, Lou Billett says about […]
  • Festive season’s greetings
  • Get a MySchool card and make every swipe count
    Giving couldn’t be easier. Simply get your free MySchool card, choose up to three beneficiaries (schools and charities) you’d like to raise funds for – we hope you’ll choose African Angels – and shop at one of their partner stores. Every time you swipe your card, you will be giving back. Already have a Woolworths […]
  • Our supporters are successfully spreading our message as far as China
    On 30 November Ilka Oberlaender held an exhibition of 38 photos taken during her travels around China, and has chosen to donate all profits to African Angels Independent School. Ilka was introduced to African Angels by long-time supporter and one of the founders of Wild Women on the Run, Lucille van der Merwe. Lucille began […]
  • African Angels Charity Golf Day feedback
    The second annual African Angels Charity Golf Day was held on 20 November and was a huge hit with all concerned. We attracted 33 sponsors and 96 players, helping us to raise almost R60,000.00. Our most sincere thanks go to all the sponsors, players and to Olivewood Private Estate and Golf Course for hosting such […]
  • October Newsletter – Everyone deserves a second Chance
    The headline story in this month’s newsletter is about second chances and how @cintsahorses gave one of our Angels a chance. We hope you enjoy the read! If you would like to receive our newsletter directly into your email box, please sign up at this link
  • African Angels Charity Golf Day
    African Angels Independent School Charity Golf Day fundraiser 20 November 2020
  • Likhona’s Story of second chances
    Likhona, one of our very first sponsored Angels, is now 17 years old and has lived with her granny since her parents passed away when she was young.  Likhona found the academic rigours of school tough, and three years ago decided that school was not for her. Around 40% of Grade 1 learners will exit […]
  • African Angels Newsletter: Sept 2020
    In this edition of the African Angels’ Newsletter, we give you a Principal’s perspective on Covid-19 and outline how African Angels has managed to catch up with the curriculum and support the community during this stressful time.
  • African Angels perform Jerusalema dance
    The African Angels learners join the rest of the world and perform #jerusalemaDanceChallenge
  • Fridge Foods Group donation fills Angels tummies
    We are very grateful to Fridge Foods Group for their substantial food donation to start our term off so abundantly, and for their personal visit to the school to see what we do for themselves. Thank you!
  • African Angels founder addresses Rotary Leadership Programme delegates
    Our founder and Chairperson @loubillett presented to a group of 20 young people selected by their companies to attend the year long Rotary Leadership Programme hosted by Gately Rotary Club in East London. The theme of her presentation on ethical leadership was Do what is Right NOT what is easy.
  • Mandela Day – 67…
    We are disappointed that you will not be able to visit African Angels School to deliver your 67 minutes of effort on Mandela Day – 18 July. NEVER FEAR – we have come up with some great ideas about how you can help us, from the safety of your home, or workplace. Collect 67 of […]
  • World joins fundraising virtual run for African Angels
    On Sunday 14 June 2020, teams across the world ran, walked, cycled a total of 88kms individually, or collectively, and asked for donations. All donations were generously matched at 100% by our matching partner, CVC Capital. Thanks to everyone who took part we exceeded our matching target of 10 500 euros – we raised 10 […]
  • Food Parcel Donations for Chintsa community
    In Chintsa 214 households have NO income of any kind. We are deeply appreciative of the substantial food parcels NFB, NVest and IET have funded this month. Six of their team came today and worked to help folk collect their parcels. Partnerships like these are rare, and special. Thank you!!If you’d like to get your […]
  • African Angels boys awarded prestigious high school bursaries from 2021
    African Angels is delighted to announce that two (yes two!) of our Grade seven boys have been accepted into the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Scholarship Programme
  • African Angels ready for learners post-covid-19 lockdown
    We are delighted and excited that some of our Angels can start school again on Monday 1 June. Our amazing teachers and support staff have been busy making our school, and procedures, as safe as possible to minimise any potential covid19 transmissions. It hasn’t been easy to navigate the ‘fluid’ instructions from the Dept of […]
  • African Angels Annual Beach Walk fundraiser 2020
    Every year we hold a beach walk as a fundraiser. It’s a 5km relaxed walk along our magnificent unspoiled beach or our local community and our kids. This year we decided to add a theme – Proudly South African and offered prizes for the best dressed. It’s important to us that the kids are proud […]
  • Our High School learners hit the ground running in 2020
    In 2020 we saw twenty three of our African Angels Independent School “Guardian Angel’ graduates enter, or return to, twelve different high schools. Our first angel started her first year of Law at the University of the Western Cape.
  • Mercedes Benz Renews Sponsorship for 2019
    For the eighth year in a row we are thrilled to announce that Mercedes Benz South Africa will continue to be our major donor partner in 2019.  The impact of the MBSA investment into the education of learners at the African Angels Independent School is critical to ensuring children from financially disadvantaged backgrounds receive a […]
  • Linako goes to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy
    Linako leaves African Angels Independent School and heads off to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy to continue her schooling
  • #MerryMerkle 2018: A Final Roundup
    2018 had a vicious sting in the tail for most people building decentralised networks and tools. However, it also had a great many lessons to teach, chief among them that hope never really dies. Much like the blind fish in Moya Cannon’s masterpiece, sometimes it slips beneath the hills and leaves wanderers asking why the hollow […]