The Gift of Education

The Gift of Education

Without the necessary school uniform, shoes, books and stationery, children are unable to attend school. Educational resources not only enable children to return to school, but also provide hope and dignity in times of crisis. Here is Tebello’s story from one of...

A love for learning

Msizi began attending the after school programme in January at our partner to receive help with his homework after his mom heard about the learning support he could access. Msizi has continued to attend and over the past year, he has developed a love of learning and a...
From a dump site to a hope site

From a dump site to a hope site

“I asked the local municipality for some land to start a child care centre and they gave me a dump site.”  Thandi Khanyile recalls the inauspicious start to what is today a thriving centre in Sebokeng that assists 450 orphaned and vulnerable children from the local...
Thy Kingdom Care Centre

Thy Kingdom Care Centre

*Thandazile Gumede, a 7 year old girl at Thy Kingdom Care Centre, was abandoned by her mother after birth and raised by her grandmother. Thandazile’s grandmother struggled to enrol her at school as she did not have a birth certificate. With Starfish’s help, Thy...
Garbage to games

Garbage to games

Early learning for toddlers In rural areas with no early childhood development centres, there was clear need for an innovative response. Careworkers at Starfish partner Thandanani in KwaZulu Natal are running workshops for small groups of women in their own homes to...