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Children of the Dawn

Project Overview


Children of the Dawn is a Public-Benefit Organisation caring for over 850 orphaned and vulnerable children in rural South Africa. Through our continuous care programme we aim to build up self-reliant, healthy and active citizens of South Africa. As part of our care package, we use sport to engage, motivate, teach and create fun for our kids. Children of the Dawn has been using 5 different sports to create crucial experiential learning opportunities for our beneficiaries: street soccer, extreme sports, hiking, rope-skipping and frontball.


Children of the Dawn cares for children aged 5 to 22 in eight rural communities: Mathabatha and Lenyenye located in the Limpopo Province, Bushbuckridge, Mangweni and Ermelo situated in Mpumalanga, Qwaqwa  in the Free State Province, Mpumaze in Kwazulu-Natal, and Matatiele in the Eastern Cape. The sponsorship programme is run on the ground by eight dedicated teams. 80% of the sponsored children are orphans or living with a HIV- positive parent.


Children of the Dawn is a firm believer in sport as a tool for social development. With support from businesses and the community we are able to unearth talent, while keeping our children away from the street boredom and focused on physical and mental fitness.


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