Blog

  • 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 […]