Oh dear...

Your browser is not supported
To get the best out of GivenGain, please use a modern browser.

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!



  1. Avatar

    Zara Vogt

    R20,483 raised

  2. Avatar

    Andrew Mills

    R16,355 raised

  3. Avatar

    Dan Plagerson

    R9,649 raised

  4. Avatar

    Steven Van Rooyen

    R3,097 raised

  5. Avatar

    Riaan Barnard

    R1,558 raised

14 Fundraiser projects


  1. Sarah

    22 September

  2. Sarah

    22 August

  3. PJ Smyth

    27 July

204 Donations

Fundraiser projects

14 Fundraiser projects

Raccolgo fondi per Philile Foundation

By Marco Voltolini

Ciao! Ho bisogno di tuo aiuto. Raccolgo fondi per Philile Foundation che fa un lavoro incredibile...

0% Completed
€0 raised
€1,500 Target

947 Ride for the Purpose of Philile

By Jako Poolman

Raising funds for the Philie Foundation in the "Riding for a Purpose" category of the 947 Cycle C...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R5,000 Target

TELKOM 94.7 CYCLE CHALLENGE - Building a future generation!

By Zara Vogt

Philile has many goals to achieve this year. As a service leader and with the service team, we ha...

100% Completed
R20,483 raised
R6,000 Target

Andrew's 12th 947 Cycle Challenge

By Andrew Mills

I'll be riding my 12th (consecutive!) Cycle Challenge in November and raising funds for the Phili...

100% Completed
R4,705 raised
R3,000 Target