40% of African children have never been taught how to read or write.
This means less than 47 of every 100 African children do not even reach grade 12. Put another way, half of our country’s future generations remain uneducated, stuck in a cycle of poverty. Life without basic education is a life without hope or opportunity.
“Denying hundreds of millions of children a fair chance in life does more than threaten their futures – by fuelling intergenerational cycles of disadvantage, it imperils the future of their societies.” Anthony LakeExecutive Director , UNICEF
We have a choice: Invest in these children now or allow our world to remain unequal and divided.
Your investment will provide tools for children to write new stories over their lives. Courageous stories, hope-filled stories, inspirational stories.
Imagine being part of a movement that equips children in South Africa to break out of the cycle of poverty? Your investment will provide educational opportunities that will help children unlock a future of endless possibilities.
Lebo is a determined, feisty 4-year old, who confidently tells anyone who will listen that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
Her unbridled enthusiasm for a world of possibilities causes mixed emotions for Lebo’s parents. They love that she can dream and imagine a life beyond their current reality, but it also conjures up feelings of sadness. They are acutely aware that living in an informal settlement means limited opportunities for high-quality educational interventions and opportunities.
It is unimaginable in this day and age, that children are forced to stay stuck in the cycle of poverty because they can’t access quality educational interventions.
The Philile Foundation recognises the desperation of parents in under resourced areas. We know that every parent wants to give their child the best possible start to life. Lebo and so many like her are the reason we continue to dream of a world where, given the right educational opportunities and tools, children can break out of the cycle of poverty.
The Philile Foundation understands the unique set of challenges facing children growing up in under-resourced areas in South Africa. We have spent over a decade working in informal settlements and the inner city.
‘As educators, it is our responsibility to create a context in which a growth mindset can flourish.’ Prof Carol Dweck, Stanford
Investing in the most vulnerable children can result in immediate and long-term benefits.
Our vision is to see the future generations of South Africa freed from the cycle of poverty.
Invest TODAY and help break the cycle of poverty for future generations!