The Foundation implements a number of empowerment programs throughout the country. Please see below to get more details on our flagship programs
Empower My Hood
It’s a youth platform, which houses developmental youth programs implemented in the disadvantaged communities. It’s a collaborative hub for same minded young people to invest and drive positivity while focusing on solutions.
The African Child Dignity Program
In partnership with the Gauteng Department of Social Development, The Footprints Foundation launched the Dignity Packs program, under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) on the 3rd of October 2017 in Sandton. Over 40 big businesses attended the event, where the MEC for Social Development, Ms. NadiMayathulaKhoza led the pledges towards the initiative.
The program aims to mobilize private companies to donate dignity packs programs through the foundation to 500 no fee paying schools in Gauteng Province. The contents of the pack;
Always Keeping Girls in School
A gender focused program, which aims to develop and help previously disadvantaged young girls stay in school and aim to achieve their first tertiary qualification. The Always Keeping Girls in School programme provides young school girls from disadvantaged backgrounds with information on puberty placing most attention on menstruation, free sanitary towels, educational resources, and motivational talks aimed at keeping them in school. P&G in partnership with the Department of Education has selected 105 schools from six schools. Female absenteeism in these schools is alarmingly high.
Child Road Safety
More than 450 kids are injured on a daily basis due to road accidents. It’s an educational child program, custom made for kids with limited access to road safety awareness. The program has a number of phases, with Phase 1, being the development of an educational doll. Phase 2, will provide wide reaching awareness initiatives by launching mass media platforms activations. We aim to introduce a merchandise range aimed at the chid market (Phase 3)
We aim to infuse the content for the doll and TV programs linked to the school curriculum. We aim to start the program at the ECD phase.
See the attached link of the Cartoon.
Dear African Girl Journal
Its an empowerment tool, where beneficiaries are able to interact with stories and real life experiences of influential women, who have traveled the same route as theirs. It’s a motivational book, which serves to help launch careers of the targeted beneficiaries.
We are also providing a mentorship program, where beneficiaries can role play their lives around the stories profiled.
Help a Girl
This is a voluntary association where we identify and help girls achieve their dreams. This program will be launched in 2019.
Limpopo Endurance Challenge
Limpopo Endurance Challenge is South Africa’s new annual ultra marathon, which was conceptualized by the Footprints Foundations, a registered NPO organization.
It’s a sport and health program, aimed at helping increase participation by the previously disadvantaged children, while transferring skills. The program offers legends an opportunity to impart core skills, while mentoring future stars. The endurance aims to challenge top international ultra-marathon specialist runners and cyclists while affording locals with an opportunity to test themselves against the best in the world. Magoebaskloof boasts one of the world’s exhilarating scenic as well as tropical environment which is forever plush green. The uphill Magoebaskloof pass is set to test an average, master runners as well as those aspiring to test their energy levels.
The ultra-marathon will rank among the toughest in the world, with runners expected to go down the George’s Valley route towards the town of Tzaneen for more than 36 KM and climb another grilling path towards the finish line in Magoebaskloof. The event is broken into 3 marathons, the Ultra 70KMS main event, the Half Marathon 21,1 and the family 5KM fun run. As part of giving back to Limpopo, a portion of the entrance fee will be set aside to buy running shoes for the schools partnering with Footprints Foundation. For the inaugural leg, The Limpopo Endurance Challenge has identified and agreed with two schools based in Mopani, Giyani to be the beneficiaries of the CSI program. The schools are;
More than 500 learners will be beneficiaries from this agreement in the first year, 2016.
The Marathon is implemented in partnership with the Makgoba Authority, led by King Makgoba.
It’s a language promotion initiative, where we produce fun and child friendly bible version for children in all local languages. We plan to have a Tsonga, Vhenda and Tswana Version published in 2019.