Spirit Community Foundation

Lords Taverners (SA)

The Spirit Foundation brings the power of sport to unite. With support from the Spirit Community Foundation, Lords Taverners (SA) and Sporting…
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Highlights from the 30th Anniversary

“Oh, what a night!” - The Spirit Foundation celebrates thirty years of making a difference in South Africa, culminating in a lively…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

“The constant networking and advertising have increased our referral areas to day clinics in District Six, the Northern Suburbs and national cities…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

Our Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives with blind and visually impaired children have expanded this year to prepare and equip children as…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale

Hyacinths have been collected in the past couple of weeks, which were taken to Jakes Gerwel Technical School to be added to…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

HearInAfrica outreach provides audiological services to adults over the age of 50. According to the World Health Organisation statistics, one in three…
Continue Reading

Connecting the Spirit partners

League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) has been running for 91 years, with an Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme that began…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

With the support of the Spirit Community Foundation the Big Issue was able to assist Elaine Jäger and Graeme Clark, our two…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

January came with a lot of pressure for our learners and their parents, planning for school uniforms, stationery and school fees and…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

January was as hot and dry as expected. The river slowed to a trickle and most plants wilted and drooped. The trees…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale 2040 – Early Childhood development

The Spirit Foundation aims to support Early Childhood Development programmes in Bonnievale by making sure we keep the attendance high for the…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale 2040

As part of expanding our community outreach The Spirit Foundation has taken on the responsibility of supporting Early Childhood Development in Bonnievale.…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Together with The Spirit Community Foundation, HearInAfrica aims to advertise and network more in the Wynberg area and surrounds to increase awareness…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

HearInAfrica outreach commenced this year and has hosted a number of free community hearing screening days. In the past month we have…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

Jameela Bray, a young-at-heart 81-year-old lady attended HearinAfrica’s free community hearing screening day in Grassy Park after seeing the advert in the…
Continue Reading

Eye Care Awareness. Early Identification. Early intervention.

Parents and educators are often the first to notice a concern with visual impairment in young children. With the new school year…
Continue Reading

Disability Awareness. Accessibility. Assistive Technology

  With the focus on World Read Aloud Day, our awareness activities throughout the month are aimed at creating awareness regarding the…
Continue Reading

Keep Our Rivers Clean

Protect our rivers and preserve life! This January, take the time to clear a river or canal near you. Follow and like…
Continue Reading

Build Sustainable Habits

January is the perfect time to embrace eco-friendly habits! Share your favourite sustainable practices to protect our environment.
Continue Reading

Preventable Blindness Awareness

Join the fight against preventable blindness! Share facts and tips to raise awareness this January. Let's create a world with clear vision…
Continue Reading

Early Childhood Development

We’re focusing on Early Childhood Development this January! Share a childhood memory or a lesson learned. Let's invest in our future leaders!
Continue Reading

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Let's spread awareness about preventing blindness. Schedule an eye checkup today!
Continue Reading

Employment Challenges

Globally, people with disabilities often face barriers to employment. Encouraging inclusivity in the workplace can lead to a more diverse and innovative…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa – Assistive Technology

Advancements in technology have greatly benefited people with disabilities. From screen readers to voice-activated devices, technology plays a crucial role in enhancing…
Continue Reading

All Hands on Deck!

All hands on deck! An action-packed day was held at the Spirit Foundation headquarters with the packing and handover of 100 Christmas…
Continue Reading

Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket Event

Lords Taverners South Africa provides sporting opportunities for physically and mentally challenged youngsters to show their remarkable talent. This month LTSA hosted…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden: Ecosystem Services

River ecosystems provide numerous ecosystem services, such as water purification, flood control and nutrient cycling, benefiting both the environment and human populations.…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cataracts, another condition that can lead to vision problems. Proper care is…
Continue Reading

Happy Diwali!

On this celebration of Diwali, we share a beautiful greeting used at this special time of the year, “Let each diya lamp…
Continue Reading

Tuff Nutterz

As an adult or a teenager, when last have you enjoyed authentic, uncomplicated, pure, thrilling, energy-fuelling and hilarious fun? Tuff Nutterz was…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

Entrepreneurs are vital for our country’s economic development as they create business opportunities, the effects of which cascade into their families and…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

Over 90% of visually impaired people live in low-and middle-income countries and 51% of blindness is due to age-related cataracts. In many…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

Entrepreneurship education that is well coordinated can positively impact skill acquisition, capacity building, entrepreneurial development, economic development and growth. The Big Issue…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

More than 100 million people are categorised as visually impaired due to uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). For most, normal…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

Major threats to our rivers include construction projects, mining, road laying and others while human encroachment, living close to and on these…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa: Patricia Schutters

Ms Patricia Schutters was born in the Cape Town southern suburb of Wynberg in 1943. She had three sisters and one brother.…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale 418 Employment Readiness Programme

Aiden Arendse, dropped out of school and dropped out of the Bonnievale 418 employment readiness course. But a subsequent mindset change led…
Continue Reading

LOFOB: Parent Focus

We facilitate our next parent support group. At our support group meeting this month, the focus is on orientation and mobility. We…
Continue Reading

LOFOB’s Bobo Bear Competition 2023

To address some of the misconceptions about blindness, and to educate children on important principles to keep in mind when interacting with…
Continue Reading

Community Support For the Big Issue Vendors: Home Improvements

In July, we managed to improve three of our vendors’ homes. One of the vendors who benefited from the Home Improvement project…
Continue Reading

National Women’s Day

With National Women’s Day on 9 August, we acknowledge our stakeholders involved in the support and empowerment of girls who are blind…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa: Rosaline Paynter

Mrs Rosaline Paynter was born in 1936 in District Six, Cape Town. She was born with a twin brother and was one…
Continue Reading

Educational support for The Big Issue Kids

Whilst schools were closed country wide for holidays, we returned on July 22nd, and welcomed back our students. They were excited to…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue: Mathematics class

In June Big Issue held two maths classes. We have allowed our students to take a well-deserved break just like other students…
Continue Reading

LOFOB: Mid Year Parent Engagements 2023

Parents with children aged between three and six years who are enrolled in our Early Childhood Development pre-school class will participate in…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

The recent storms have also given us guidance on changes which need to be made to areas adjacent to some of the…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

This month LOFOB’s Education and Awareness Outreach teams will engage with the communities of Ocean View and Worcester on care of the…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mrs Eksteen is a 92-year-old woman born on Jordaan Street in District Six. She lived there with her parents and three brothers.…
Continue Reading

Upper liesbeek River Garden

June has been a very busy month, with mopping up after the storms, trying to save the banks from erosion due to…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

With Mandela Day coming up on 18th July we are appealing to people to take action and inspire change by supporting LOFOB…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

Preparing our beneficiaries for the mid-year examinations – education support for children, youth, and adults who are blind and visually impaired. With…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

We focus on the protection of children with disabilities, National Child Protection Week The Constitution of South Africa (1996) protects the rights…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

Mrs Farieda Howell was born in District Six in the 1950’s. She attended school at Trafalgar High, worked at a factory and…
Continue Reading

Blind Buddy Day

Throughout the month of May, LOFOB teams will engage with schools, companies and organisations to encourage them to join us and show…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

April has been an exciting and memorable month for the HearInAfrica team and the Spirit Community Foundation as we continued our services…
Continue Reading

Educational Support for the Big Issue Kids

Mathematics class: We continue to observe the determination and dedication of our learners. Every month, significant progress is identifiable in terms of…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mr Elias Kamaar, a 72-year-old man was born and raised in District Six. He attended Trafalgar High School and enjoyed participating in…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue – April 2023

Ian Kilbride, Guest Editor for The Big Issue and Chairman of Spirit Invest and Spirit Foundation, and Honorary Professor at Stellenbosch Business…
Continue Reading

Little Leaves Nature Play Group

Little Leaves is a weekly group that focuses on nature-based play and exploration for toddlers between the ages of 12 – 24…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mrs Beatrice McGrath is a 97-year-old woman. She is a mother to 13 children and to many more grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs…
Continue Reading

Educational Support for the Big Issue Kids

Mathematics class: In March we saw an increase in the Big Issue maths class attendance. A total number of 10 students participate…
Continue Reading

Spirit Foundation – Full Circle

WELCOME TO THE SPIRIT FOUNDATION FULL CIRCLE PUBLICATION – REVIEW AND ACHIEVEMENTS Former President Nelson Mandela was undoubtedly correct when observing that,…
Continue Reading

Going the Extra Mile

At Jakes Gerwel Tegnies Skool we go the extra mile. The ideal is that every learner completes school with a driver's license.…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mr Alan Salisbury, a 77-year-old man who moved from Bridgewater, England to South Africa in 1976 to explore the world and experience…
Continue Reading

The Right to Education

Our school year is well underway. Through a range of education support interventions, LOFOB reaches 130 children and youth who are blind…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Desiree Adonis was born in District Six and lived there until she was eight years old when she was forcibly removed with…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale 418: Work Readiness Course

My name is Rebrencia Siegelaar. I was born and raised in Bonnievale. I am currently employed at De Wijngarten Boutique better known…
Continue Reading

Support for Big Issue Kids

The start of the year is a busy period for most school children and their parents. There is pressure for children and…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

The Liesbeek flows from the back of Table Mountain for a distance of some 9 km (through Kirstenbosch and the southern suburbs)…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Sulayman Fredericks is a 70-year-old man originally from District Six. Due to the Group Areas Act during apartheid, Mr Fredericks and his…
Continue Reading

JGTS Driving Programme

The JGTS driving programme remains popular amongst students. Obtaining a driver’s licence has become essential in securing formal employment opportunities within the…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mrs Marlene Adams is 67 years old, lived in Cape Town her whole life and is a mother of two and grand…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

Help the Spirit Community Foundation to provide the necessary support to preserve this river through the work we do with Upper Liesbeek…
Continue Reading

Did you know?

Did you know: Of the one billion population of persons with disabilities, 80% live in developing countries? One in every five women…
Continue Reading

Jakes Gerwel Technical School Driving Programme

Only 21,8% of women possess a driver’s licence in South Africa, compared to 40,1% of men. This glaring and disempowering disparity between…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

“The change in your pocket makes a big change in the lives of vendors”, is a mantra of The Big Issue. It…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

Did you know: The Liesbeek River is named after a river in the Netherlands? It flows for approximately 9kms from Table Mountain…
Continue Reading

The League of Friends of the Blind

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision”, wrote Helen Keller. Help the Spirit Community Foundation to…
Continue Reading

Employment Readiness

There are key factors that determine employment readiness. Our work with Bonnievale 418 assists youth with their critical thinking skills, personal presentation…
Continue Reading

Millions of Children without School

Despite the efforts to promote educational opportunities for youth, approximately 263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out of school. In…
Continue Reading

5 Things you Should Know About Trees

Trees are important for our environment. 5 things you should know they are good for: 1. Purifying air 2. Saving water 3.…
Continue Reading

The Upper Liesbeek River

The Upper Liesbeek River Garden (ULRG) is situated along both banks of the Upper Liesbeek, adjacent to the suburbs of Bishopscourt Village…
Continue Reading

Support our LOFOB Partner

At least 2.2 billion people worldwide have a vision impairment. The World Health Organization recognizes the vital role in educating citizens on…
Continue Reading

The Full Circle

The Full Circle It is unusual to be in a position to make a meaningful difference to the lives of scholars, communities…
Continue Reading

Hard of Hearing

The Spirit Community Foundation assists the hard of hearing. Here’s just one such story: Ms Jacobs, the youngest of 10 children, was…
Continue Reading

SCF partners with ULRG

The Spirit Community Foundation (SCF) partners with the Upper Liesbeek River Garden (ULRG) team to maintain and upgrade the river garden so…
Continue Reading

International Literacy Day

8 September 2022 is International Literacy Day “The earlier the blind child starts to read, the better. Early literacy experiences create a…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

The appearance of Prince William on the front cover of the South African edition of the Spirit Community Foundation-sponsored Big Issue magazine…
Continue Reading

The Women of Big Issue

The Big Issue, in collaboration with Spirit Foundation, recognises the struggles that the female vendors face and acknowledge their remarkable efforts to…
Continue Reading

Appleton Mandela Day

APPLETON SUPPORTS LOFOB AND LEARNS FROM OUR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED FRIENDS Appleton shared a special and memorable Mandela Day on Monday…
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Cadiz Mandela Day

I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wilderness. We must never forget that it is our…
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Warwick Wealth Mandela Day

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela In honour of Madiba, our Warwick…
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Support for LOFOB

The Spirit Community Foundation Support for the League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) Occupational Therapy - supporting the early childhood needs…
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Upper Liesbeek River

One of the recent major achievements at the ULRG has been the replacement of the deteriorating log tables and seats with recycled…
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Upper Liesbeek River

It is remarkable to record that during the past 18 years, we have planted more than 250 indigenous trees at the Upper…
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41 Goodison’s music lesson

Alex Iwobi savoured an “amazing” and belated opportunity to witness Everton in the Community’s “life-changing” work on a visit to the charity’s…
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Everton in mental health awareness event

Everton Women’s Courtney Brosnan and Hanna Bennison took a trip to Springwell Park Primary School in Bootle to find out more about…
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Lampard meets Imagine Your Goals

In light of mental health awareness week, we're shining the spotlight on Everton in the Community’s mental health programme, Imagine Your Goals…
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Masiphumelele Rugby Club

Saturday the 23rd of April was a massive day in Warwick Masiphumelele Rugby Clubs history. It fielded for the first time ever…
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LOFOB

Throughout her pregnancy Anushka had great expectations for her unborn child. Like most parents she never anticipated her baby being diagnosed with…
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The Big Issue

We believe that humans are holistic beings, hence we strive to prevent them from being broken. In as much as the people…
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Prepared for life

Jakes Gerwel Technical High School understands that in South Africa, the final qualification of 88% of all learners is basic education. 9…
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Lords Taverners (SA)

The Spirit Foundation brings the power of sport to unite. With support from the Spirit Community Foundation, Lords Taverners (SA) and Sporting…
Continue Reading

Highlights from the 30th Anniversary

“Oh, what a night!” - The Spirit Foundation celebrates thirty years of making a difference in South Africa, culminating in a lively…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

“The constant networking and advertising have increased our referral areas to day clinics in District Six, the Northern Suburbs and national cities…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

Our Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives with blind and visually impaired children have expanded this year to prepare and equip children as…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale

Hyacinths have been collected in the past couple of weeks, which were taken to Jakes Gerwel Technical School to be added to…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

HearInAfrica outreach provides audiological services to adults over the age of 50. According to the World Health Organisation statistics, one in three…
Continue Reading

Connecting the Spirit partners

League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) has been running for 91 years, with an Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme that began…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

With the support of the Spirit Community Foundation the Big Issue was able to assist Elaine Jäger and Graeme Clark, our two…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

January came with a lot of pressure for our learners and their parents, planning for school uniforms, stationery and school fees and…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

January was as hot and dry as expected. The river slowed to a trickle and most plants wilted and drooped. The trees…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale 2040 – Early Childhood development

The Spirit Foundation aims to support Early Childhood Development programmes in Bonnievale by making sure we keep the attendance high for the…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale 2040

As part of expanding our community outreach The Spirit Foundation has taken on the responsibility of supporting Early Childhood Development in Bonnievale.…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Together with The Spirit Community Foundation, HearInAfrica aims to advertise and network more in the Wynberg area and surrounds to increase awareness…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

HearInAfrica outreach commenced this year and has hosted a number of free community hearing screening days. In the past month we have…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

Jameela Bray, a young-at-heart 81-year-old lady attended HearinAfrica’s free community hearing screening day in Grassy Park after seeing the advert in the…
Continue Reading

Eye Care Awareness. Early Identification. Early intervention.

Parents and educators are often the first to notice a concern with visual impairment in young children. With the new school year…
Continue Reading

Disability Awareness. Accessibility. Assistive Technology

  With the focus on World Read Aloud Day, our awareness activities throughout the month are aimed at creating awareness regarding the…
Continue Reading

Keep Our Rivers Clean

Protect our rivers and preserve life! This January, take the time to clear a river or canal near you. Follow and like…
Continue Reading

Build Sustainable Habits

January is the perfect time to embrace eco-friendly habits! Share your favourite sustainable practices to protect our environment.
Continue Reading

Preventable Blindness Awareness

Join the fight against preventable blindness! Share facts and tips to raise awareness this January. Let's create a world with clear vision…
Continue Reading

Early Childhood Development

We’re focusing on Early Childhood Development this January! Share a childhood memory or a lesson learned. Let's invest in our future leaders!
Continue Reading

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Let's spread awareness about preventing blindness. Schedule an eye checkup today!
Continue Reading

Employment Challenges

Globally, people with disabilities often face barriers to employment. Encouraging inclusivity in the workplace can lead to a more diverse and innovative…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa – Assistive Technology

Advancements in technology have greatly benefited people with disabilities. From screen readers to voice-activated devices, technology plays a crucial role in enhancing…
Continue Reading

All Hands on Deck!

All hands on deck! An action-packed day was held at the Spirit Foundation headquarters with the packing and handover of 100 Christmas…
Continue Reading

Lord’s Taverners Table Cricket Event

Lords Taverners South Africa provides sporting opportunities for physically and mentally challenged youngsters to show their remarkable talent. This month LTSA hosted…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden: Ecosystem Services

River ecosystems provide numerous ecosystem services, such as water purification, flood control and nutrient cycling, benefiting both the environment and human populations.…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cataracts, another condition that can lead to vision problems. Proper care is…
Continue Reading

Happy Diwali!

On this celebration of Diwali, we share a beautiful greeting used at this special time of the year, “Let each diya lamp…
Continue Reading

Tuff Nutterz

As an adult or a teenager, when last have you enjoyed authentic, uncomplicated, pure, thrilling, energy-fuelling and hilarious fun? Tuff Nutterz was…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

Entrepreneurs are vital for our country’s economic development as they create business opportunities, the effects of which cascade into their families and…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

Over 90% of visually impaired people live in low-and middle-income countries and 51% of blindness is due to age-related cataracts. In many…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

Entrepreneurship education that is well coordinated can positively impact skill acquisition, capacity building, entrepreneurial development, economic development and growth. The Big Issue…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

More than 100 million people are categorised as visually impaired due to uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). For most, normal…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

Major threats to our rivers include construction projects, mining, road laying and others while human encroachment, living close to and on these…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa: Patricia Schutters

Ms Patricia Schutters was born in the Cape Town southern suburb of Wynberg in 1943. She had three sisters and one brother.…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale 418 Employment Readiness Programme

Aiden Arendse, dropped out of school and dropped out of the Bonnievale 418 employment readiness course. But a subsequent mindset change led…
Continue Reading

LOFOB: Parent Focus

We facilitate our next parent support group. At our support group meeting this month, the focus is on orientation and mobility. We…
Continue Reading

LOFOB’s Bobo Bear Competition 2023

To address some of the misconceptions about blindness, and to educate children on important principles to keep in mind when interacting with…
Continue Reading

Community Support For the Big Issue Vendors: Home Improvements

In July, we managed to improve three of our vendors’ homes. One of the vendors who benefited from the Home Improvement project…
Continue Reading

National Women’s Day

With National Women’s Day on 9 August, we acknowledge our stakeholders involved in the support and empowerment of girls who are blind…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa: Rosaline Paynter

Mrs Rosaline Paynter was born in 1936 in District Six, Cape Town. She was born with a twin brother and was one…
Continue Reading

Educational support for The Big Issue Kids

Whilst schools were closed country wide for holidays, we returned on July 22nd, and welcomed back our students. They were excited to…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue: Mathematics class

In June Big Issue held two maths classes. We have allowed our students to take a well-deserved break just like other students…
Continue Reading

LOFOB: Mid Year Parent Engagements 2023

Parents with children aged between three and six years who are enrolled in our Early Childhood Development pre-school class will participate in…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

The recent storms have also given us guidance on changes which need to be made to areas adjacent to some of the…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

This month LOFOB’s Education and Awareness Outreach teams will engage with the communities of Ocean View and Worcester on care of the…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mrs Eksteen is a 92-year-old woman born on Jordaan Street in District Six. She lived there with her parents and three brothers.…
Continue Reading

Upper liesbeek River Garden

June has been a very busy month, with mopping up after the storms, trying to save the banks from erosion due to…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

With Mandela Day coming up on 18th July we are appealing to people to take action and inspire change by supporting LOFOB…
Continue Reading

LOFOB

Preparing our beneficiaries for the mid-year examinations – education support for children, youth, and adults who are blind and visually impaired. With…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

We focus on the protection of children with disabilities, National Child Protection Week The Constitution of South Africa (1996) protects the rights…
Continue Reading

Hear In Africa

Mrs Farieda Howell was born in District Six in the 1950’s. She attended school at Trafalgar High, worked at a factory and…
Continue Reading

Blind Buddy Day

Throughout the month of May, LOFOB teams will engage with schools, companies and organisations to encourage them to join us and show…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

April has been an exciting and memorable month for the HearInAfrica team and the Spirit Community Foundation as we continued our services…
Continue Reading

Educational Support for the Big Issue Kids

Mathematics class: We continue to observe the determination and dedication of our learners. Every month, significant progress is identifiable in terms of…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mr Elias Kamaar, a 72-year-old man was born and raised in District Six. He attended Trafalgar High School and enjoyed participating in…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue – April 2023

Ian Kilbride, Guest Editor for The Big Issue and Chairman of Spirit Invest and Spirit Foundation, and Honorary Professor at Stellenbosch Business…
Continue Reading

Little Leaves Nature Play Group

Little Leaves is a weekly group that focuses on nature-based play and exploration for toddlers between the ages of 12 – 24…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mrs Beatrice McGrath is a 97-year-old woman. She is a mother to 13 children and to many more grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs…
Continue Reading

Educational Support for the Big Issue Kids

Mathematics class: In March we saw an increase in the Big Issue maths class attendance. A total number of 10 students participate…
Continue Reading

Spirit Foundation – Full Circle

WELCOME TO THE SPIRIT FOUNDATION FULL CIRCLE PUBLICATION – REVIEW AND ACHIEVEMENTS Former President Nelson Mandela was undoubtedly correct when observing that,…
Continue Reading

Going the Extra Mile

At Jakes Gerwel Tegnies Skool we go the extra mile. The ideal is that every learner completes school with a driver's license.…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mr Alan Salisbury, a 77-year-old man who moved from Bridgewater, England to South Africa in 1976 to explore the world and experience…
Continue Reading

The Right to Education

Our school year is well underway. Through a range of education support interventions, LOFOB reaches 130 children and youth who are blind…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Desiree Adonis was born in District Six and lived there until she was eight years old when she was forcibly removed with…
Continue Reading

Bonnievale 418: Work Readiness Course

My name is Rebrencia Siegelaar. I was born and raised in Bonnievale. I am currently employed at De Wijngarten Boutique better known…
Continue Reading

Support for Big Issue Kids

The start of the year is a busy period for most school children and their parents. There is pressure for children and…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

The Liesbeek flows from the back of Table Mountain for a distance of some 9 km (through Kirstenbosch and the southern suburbs)…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Sulayman Fredericks is a 70-year-old man originally from District Six. Due to the Group Areas Act during apartheid, Mr Fredericks and his…
Continue Reading

JGTS Driving Programme

The JGTS driving programme remains popular amongst students. Obtaining a driver’s licence has become essential in securing formal employment opportunities within the…
Continue Reading

Hear in Africa

Mrs Marlene Adams is 67 years old, lived in Cape Town her whole life and is a mother of two and grand…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

Help the Spirit Community Foundation to provide the necessary support to preserve this river through the work we do with Upper Liesbeek…
Continue Reading

Did you know?

Did you know: Of the one billion population of persons with disabilities, 80% live in developing countries? One in every five women…
Continue Reading

Jakes Gerwel Technical School Driving Programme

Only 21,8% of women possess a driver’s licence in South Africa, compared to 40,1% of men. This glaring and disempowering disparity between…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

“The change in your pocket makes a big change in the lives of vendors”, is a mantra of The Big Issue. It…
Continue Reading

Upper Liesbeek River Garden

Did you know: The Liesbeek River is named after a river in the Netherlands? It flows for approximately 9kms from Table Mountain…
Continue Reading

The League of Friends of the Blind

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision”, wrote Helen Keller. Help the Spirit Community Foundation to…
Continue Reading

Employment Readiness

There are key factors that determine employment readiness. Our work with Bonnievale 418 assists youth with their critical thinking skills, personal presentation…
Continue Reading

Millions of Children without School

Despite the efforts to promote educational opportunities for youth, approximately 263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out of school. In…
Continue Reading

5 Things you Should Know About Trees

Trees are important for our environment. 5 things you should know they are good for: 1. Purifying air 2. Saving water 3.…
Continue Reading

The Upper Liesbeek River

The Upper Liesbeek River Garden (ULRG) is situated along both banks of the Upper Liesbeek, adjacent to the suburbs of Bishopscourt Village…
Continue Reading

Support our LOFOB Partner

At least 2.2 billion people worldwide have a vision impairment. The World Health Organization recognizes the vital role in educating citizens on…
Continue Reading

The Full Circle

The Full Circle It is unusual to be in a position to make a meaningful difference to the lives of scholars, communities…
Continue Reading

Hard of Hearing

The Spirit Community Foundation assists the hard of hearing. Here’s just one such story: Ms Jacobs, the youngest of 10 children, was…
Continue Reading

SCF partners with ULRG

The Spirit Community Foundation (SCF) partners with the Upper Liesbeek River Garden (ULRG) team to maintain and upgrade the river garden so…
Continue Reading

International Literacy Day

8 September 2022 is International Literacy Day “The earlier the blind child starts to read, the better. Early literacy experiences create a…
Continue Reading

The Big Issue

The appearance of Prince William on the front cover of the South African edition of the Spirit Community Foundation-sponsored Big Issue magazine…
Continue Reading

The Women of Big Issue

The Big Issue, in collaboration with Spirit Foundation, recognises the struggles that the female vendors face and acknowledge their remarkable efforts to…
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Appleton Mandela Day

APPLETON SUPPORTS LOFOB AND LEARNS FROM OUR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED FRIENDS Appleton shared a special and memorable Mandela Day on Monday…
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Cadiz Mandela Day

I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wilderness. We must never forget that it is our…
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Warwick Wealth Mandela Day

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela In honour of Madiba, our Warwick…
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Support for LOFOB

The Spirit Community Foundation Support for the League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) Occupational Therapy - supporting the early childhood needs…
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Upper Liesbeek River

One of the recent major achievements at the ULRG has been the replacement of the deteriorating log tables and seats with recycled…
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Upper Liesbeek River

It is remarkable to record that during the past 18 years, we have planted more than 250 indigenous trees at the Upper…
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41 Goodison’s music lesson

Alex Iwobi savoured an “amazing” and belated opportunity to witness Everton in the Community’s “life-changing” work on a visit to the charity’s…
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Everton in mental health awareness event

Everton Women’s Courtney Brosnan and Hanna Bennison took a trip to Springwell Park Primary School in Bootle to find out more about…
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Lampard meets Imagine Your Goals

In light of mental health awareness week, we're shining the spotlight on Everton in the Community’s mental health programme, Imagine Your Goals…
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Masiphumelele Rugby Club

Saturday the 23rd of April was a massive day in Warwick Masiphumelele Rugby Clubs history. It fielded for the first time ever…
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LOFOB

Throughout her pregnancy Anushka had great expectations for her unborn child. Like most parents she never anticipated her baby being diagnosed with…
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The Big Issue

We believe that humans are holistic beings, hence we strive to prevent them from being broken. In as much as the people…
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Prepared for life

Jakes Gerwel Technical High School understands that in South Africa, the final qualification of 88% of all learners is basic education. 9…
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