10 July 2022
01 Oct 2022


Reach for a dream

For 29 years the Reach For A Dream Foundation has been able to fulfill the dreams of life-threatened children. No dream is too big or small. Reach For A Dream has always sought to inspire hope, courage and strength in the lives of children who need it most.

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Alec Cowan, is a 13 year old boy who suffers with T Cell Lymphoma and his dream was to own his own Phantom 4 drone. Alec was completely overwhelmed one day when flying towards him over the ocean was his very own drone. In this moment he and his family forgot all about his illness and the struggles that he faces on a daily basis. Alec sent a message soon after his dream day stating… “Thank you for my drone, I fly it every day. And thank you to RFAD for helping me to know that dreams really do come true.”
Alec’s story is not a unique one, but one that many children in South Africa face. RFAD would like to continue helping as many children as possible to believe in the power of dreams and to encourage them to keep on fighting their illness.

Contact Details:

Web – www.reachforadream.org.za

Email – kerry@reachforadream.org.za

Telephone – 031 566 2220

Durban & Coast SPCA

The Durban & Coast SPCA has been ‘speaking for animals’ for over 100 years. From humble beginnings in 1897, we have grown to a large and successful organisation  operating from spotless, modern premises in Springfield Park.

We ‘speak’ for animals

The Durban & Coast Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (South Africa) is a registered non-profit organisation (002-312 NPO) and public benefit organisation (PBO 930001302), an incorporated association not for gain and a member of the National Council of SPCAs.

We rescue abused and neglected domestic, farm and wild animals, promote responsible pet ownership, provide a shelter for strays, and a veterinary service for pets of underprivileged people.

We receive no state funding and are reliant on the community we serve for operating costs. Compassion costs nothing, but pet food, veterinary equipment and supplies, vehicles for transporting rescued animals, etc does.

The Durban & Coast SPCA’s mission is to improve the welfare of, and to prevent cruelty to, all animals in the Greater Durban Area

We achieve this by:

Responding to reports of cruelty, rescuing animals in distress and prosecuting those guilty of cruelty;

Sheltering strays and unwanted dogs and cats until they are claimed by their owners or new owners can be found for them;

Treating sick and injured rescued animals;

Providing subsidised veterinary services for pets of underprivileged and unemployed people, and pensioners;

Educating children and others with regard to the basic rights of animals, responsible pet ownership;

Offering affordable boarding kennels for dogs;

Promoting respect and concern for all living creatures.

Contact Details:

Web – http://www.spcadbn.org.za/

General Inquiries  info@spcadbn.org.za

Cruelty reports  control@spcadbn.org.za

Telephone – 031 579 6500

After hours (emergencies only) – 0832126103


TREE is a registered non-profit organization established in 1984 with a mission to increase access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) for all children through superior quality training programs for adults and caregivers from underserved communities. TREE is a leading regional ECD training services provider and currently works in KwaZulu-Natal and the eastern region of Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa with new projects that have started in the province of Limpopo.

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TREE is accredited through the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Resource and Training Organization and is registered for Further Education and Training (FET) through the Department of Higher Education and Training. TREE currently employs over 40 staff in its Durban and regional offices and focuses its efforts on underserved communities and sub-districts that experience high to extreme levels of poverty, unemployment, HIV and AIDS and other illnesses, illiteracy and poor infrastructure.

TREE trains in excess of 1000 ECD practitioners every year in accredited NQF (National Qualifications Framework) Level 4 ECD qualification as well as skills development including a wide range of ECD enrichment courses. Through this capacity building, TREE aims to support ECD practitioners to implement quality, holistic and developmental early childhood programmes both in the formal centre based as well as non-centre based programmes. Through the various integrated programmes TREE, reaches and improves the quality of life and educational potential for approximately 40 000 young children aged 0 to 4 annually.

Contact Details:

Web – http://www.tree-ecd.co.za/

Email – pa@tree-ecd.co.za

Telephone – 031 579 4711

LIV Village

LIV (Lungisisa Indlela Village) exists primarily to raise the next generation of leaders in our nation. LIV place parentless children in an environment where they receive unconditional love, spiritual leadership and where all their physical needs are met.


LIV was founded in 2010 with the first children and mothers moving into their houses in August 2011. Tich Smith had a dream to build a village for orphaned children where they will have a mother who loves them, food to eat, a roof over their heads and where they will receive a proper education. The secondary vision of LIV is to uplift individuals in surrounding communities through training and job creation so that everyone can provide for their family and the orphan crisis in South Africa can be resolved.

South Africa needs many villages and LIV is delighted to say that LIV Lanseria and LIV Thokomala has recently been launched and soon LIV Lukhanyiso, LIV Cape Town and LIV San Antonio. Through partnering with churches, businesses and individuals, LIV truly believes that this nation can be changed forever.

Contact Details:

Website: http://www.liv-village.com
Facebook: – @livvillage
Instagram: – @livvillage
Twitter: – @LIV_Village

iThemba Lethu

iThemba Lethu meaning ‘Hope is Ours’ was founded in November 2000 in response to the vulnerability of children in our city.

We believe that every child deserves to be in a loving, resilient, safe family.

For twenty years, iThemba Lethu has been placing abandoned babies/children into permanent families in addition to equipping the youth and leaders of tomorrow with belief & hope through life skills education to help them make wiser lifestyle decisions. We believe in working to empower their parents/caregivers to build resilient home units too!


And so the heart and purpose of the organisation was, and still is, to restore the destiny of babies, children and youth threatened by the effects of HIV/AIDS, by building families through

  • Reunification and Adoption
  • Breast milk nutrition and
  • Youth/Parent life skills education

in the community of Cato Manor, Durban, KZN, South Africa.

In the past 19 years, iThemba Lethu has facilitated 104 adoptions and 29 reunifications of orphaned/vulnerable children into permanent families, as well as equipping approximately 7,000 youth aged 10 – 18 years old with the skills and understanding to take responsibility for their behaviour and make hope-filled choices for their lives.

In June 2015, Anna handed the leadership reigns to Mark Slaughter to lead the organisation into a new season with a mandate to create jobs and restore the role of fathers in homes, in order to strengthen families and reduce the impact of HIV in our rainbow nation!

Communicate: melissa@ithembalethu.org.za

Learn more: www.ithembalethu.org.za

Engage: https://www.facebook.com/ithembalethudbn/

Inspire: https://www.instagram.com/ithemba_lethu/