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Our Work

In South Africa, a shocking 2.8 million orphans are in need of your help. Together, we have the power to transform lives, one precious child at a time.

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1 in 4 children in South Africa have stunted growth due to malnutrition. We provide proper nutrition to impoverished children, ensuring improved childhood growth, development, and health. Our partners set up agricultural programmes and invest in community health. See our recipes and meal plan in our new ECD cookbook


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Our commitment extends beyond academics to encompass emotional, social, and physical development, fostering resilience and self-esteem. Through tailored educational curricula, innovative play-based learning, and comprehensive health initiatives, we aim to empower each child to thrive despite adversity.

Layer_1 (2) Health

Remote communities have access to primary health services through our Wellness Wagon programme. Children receive healthcare services, vaccines, HIV and Tuberculosis testing as well as antiretrovirals and adherence support.


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Our Programmes

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We train teachers to provide quality early childhood development education. We also equip preschools with learning materials, students with uniforms, transport and after school care and provide crèche services which allow child carers to continue their education.

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We have five mobile clinics providing prevention and treatment services that can access remote communities. Our teams provide vaccinations, Road to Health Card check-ups, growth monitoring, nutritional support and emergency food parcels for families who are in need. 

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Daily meals are provided at our early childhood centres which feed over 6,000 children. It is often their only meal of the day. As well as delivering emergency food parcels to households our food garden training and provision of materials at all of our centres helps to ensure that communities have access to nutritious vegetables. 

Life-Changing Stories

We work on the ground, in local communities in South Africa to support children in 
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Heavy weight for light shoulders

Young girls like Lerato are provided with food, school uniforms, psycho-social support, career guidance, and more.

Hope at the end of the tunnel

Mpilo and her little brother, Bongani, live with their ailing mother. Learn how Starfish offered support to Mpilo's family.

Uniform to education

Zanele dreamed of attending school. Learn how Starfish provided her with the supplies she needed to achieve that dream.

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