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Happy Africa Foundation

Here you can find out more about the work we do and about how you can get involved in making a difference to the lives of adults and children in impoverished regions of Africa.
Our ethos is based on building and maintaining strong partnerships with the communities we work in. We work to enrich people’s lives through implementing improved health and nutrition infrastructures, building opportunities for better education, creating safe places for children to play and helping to generate sustainable sources of income for families.
Each community has unique needs and we pride ourselves on striving to understand and address those needs in a sustainable and impactful way.

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Making a difference

30th July: KZN creche students made friendship bracelets during an art class thanks to generous donations to the educational enrichment programme.

29th July: Talent show held in Livingstone for community schools, where thank-you parcels of school supplies were given to participants and THAF trophies handed out.

25th July: A greenhouse has been erected and agricultural training for staff has begun at the BOC Children's Centre in Kenya.

24th July: Benches were created and delivered to a creche in KZN to ensure more adequate seating for students during lessons.

18th July: African Impact turned 10 so together to ceelbrate we created of a number of gardens at our focal project locations.

17th July: The construction of the classroom block at Zambezi Sawmills School and a rugby tournament for local schools in Livingstone was thanks to our partnership with Tag Rugby.

14th July: Mange Creche was given a new coat of paint.

9th July: New floor, roof and doors at Etshanen Clinici, KwaZulu Natal.

3rd July: Rainbows and African animal adorn the walls at Simunye Creche in KZN.

3rd July: Land has been prepared at the Jambiani Educational Community Centre to create a garden.

30th June & 3rd July:  The grnadmothers and children from GAPA took a trip to the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.

2nd June: Contractors have been busy raising the walls of the perimeter fence and a 1x1 classroom block at Zambezi Sawmills. 

27th June: In Livingstone THAF participated in the Put Foot rally, where 330 learners from Linda Community School received brand new shoes.

26th June: Donations of clothes, toys, crafts and medical equipment were given by volunteers for both education and healthcare programs.

20th June: Sandcastle fundraiser helped raise money for the Jambiani Educational Community Centre.

18th June: Donations including clothing, handed out to our healthcare project patients in KZN.

12th June: Floor refurbishments to the future clinic in the Etshaneni Community of KwaZulu Natal continue.

10th June: Clothing, shoes, toys and household items provided to families affected by the fire in Masipumelele, CPT, SA.  

4th June: The Reading Club in KZN was featured in the local newspaper.

30th May: Donation drop of school and sports supplies taken to four school in Zanzibar.

30th May: New jerseys received by a local football team in Cape Town, just in time for their provincial game.

29th May: Ceremony held at Inkanyezi Creche to celebrate the opening of their three new toilets.

27th May: Roof completely renovate at the Etshaneni Community Buildin, KZN

20th May: Ground-breaking ceremony held to celebrate the new wall around Zambezi Sawmills School.

16th May: Training bibs and footballs donated to The Local Dulla Boy’s Football team, Zanziba.

14th May:  Contractors at Linda Clinic started casting the slab.

14th May: A new worm farm was constructed at Children of Hope, Cape Town by African Impact volunteer.

12th May: Contractors are nearly finished the water tank at Soon Big Brain Academy in Kenya! On this day they were busy smoothing the columns that will support the water tank.

8th May: Continuing our hydration-themed workshops, an information session with teachers from Red Hill Preschool was held about hydration and the importance of water for children.

7th May: Mange Creche's roof, KZN, is being repaired and re-erected before winetr arrives, keeping the children dry and warm.

6th May: 100 chicks delivered to the Etshaneni Chicken Project, KZN, as part of an income generation initiative for local women. 

2nd May: Toothbrushes were delivered to preschool children in Cape Town, where they received a lesson about oral hygiene.

2nd May: A nutrition and feeding workshop, to learn about the importance of hydration, was given to teachers at Children of Hope Preschool,Cape Town.

1st May: Volunteers and THAF intern planted spinach at the Mama Grace Garden in KZN.

1st May: Walls of the toilets at Inkanyezi Creche are looking great, and the roof has been put up.

28th April: Phase 1 of the Jambiani Educational Community Centre (JECC) is now complete.

25th April: Zanzibar volunteers moved all heavy coral rock and have started clearing the land of trees and shrubs for the JECC.

24th April: Funds raised at a games night for the JECC.

21st April: The first THAF Presentation was given to the volunteers in Zanzibar.

18th April: Shelter built at the site of an after school club for vulnerable children - learners can do crafts and activities in a shaded, protected area!

18th April: Donations given to local families in need of some extra support in Jambiani, Zanzibar.

14th April: Construction continues on the toilets at Inkanyezi Creche. Toilets have now been put in place and walls constructed!

7th April: Progress made on site with volunteers moving coral rocks and helping to complete the wall with concrete pillars.

3rd April: Foundations have been laid and toilets erected at Inkanyezi Creche.

2nd April: Community members came out to erect posts to secure the perimeter of the Etshaneni Clinic site before renovations begin.

27th March: Donations given to our rural South African clinics desperately in need of resources.

26th March:  Collection of rocks given to the science department at a local South African primary school.

25th March: Construction of the fence for the Etshaneni Clinic fence began.

20th March: A delivery of materials for Inkanyezi Creche's new toilet block was donated.

18th March: Roof of a patient suffering with cancer was patched and now no longer leaks thanks to a St Lucia volunteer.

17th March: The access road to the Jambiani Educational Community Centre Site was completed

12th March: Donations of shoes and clothes that were given by generous volunteers at our partners at African Impact - St Lucia were given out to various children in both the education and healthcare programs.

25th February: School uniforms given to three of our patients at the St Lucia projects, who will be enrolled in school for the first time.

24th February: Nappy donations were provided to 9 different creches in St Lucia.

21st February: Educational donations given to our Cape Town projects

21st February: 3.3 hectares of the Etshaneni Garden were ploughed in preperation.

18th February: Linda Clinic extention project land cleared in preparation for the ground breaking ceremony.

17th February: Fencing for the Etshaneni Clinic was delivered.

13th February: A number of tables and chairs were delivered to Mange Creche in rural KwaZulu Natal.

12th February: A parcel filled with medical supplies donated to the Livingstone General Hospital.

4th February: 20 jerseys and 10 pairs of shorts given to the Zambezi Sports Club foodtball team.

4th February: Final touches completed on the refurbishments of a house destroyed by a storm in St Lucia.

22nd January: Soccer balls, flashcards, stationary and reading books, given to assist our Chimfunshi partner community development projects in Zambia

21st January: Supermarket donations given to two rural creches in South Africa with food while they await their government grants.

21st January: 40 exercise books given to the new Reading Club in Livingstone along with chalk to the Math Club.

15th January: Homes rebuilt after the St Lucia storms hit in December.

13th January: Volunteers from our partners at African Impact - Livingstone continue painting the finishing touches at Maramba Old People's Home.

8th January: Delivered a donation of 50 toothbrushes and toothpastes to a dental clinic in Livingstone.

2nd January: A sign was built and later erected at one of our garden projects in rural KwaZulu Natal, and a gate around the garden was completed to secure the area for planting.

22nd December:
A Christmas Carol fundraiser was held to raise money for our projects and to spread the word about the work we do in the surrounding communities.

10th December: Six learners graduated from Inkanyezi Creche and will be moving on to primary school.

9th December: A floor at Mange Creche in rural KZN was repaired on this day, with help from volunteers and partners at African Impact - Thanda.

4th December: Our staff in Livingstone happily attended the graduation of five of the learners from our Sponsor-A-Child program. After speeches from the students there was a party held to celebrate!

4th December: THAF created banners and provided a small snack to speakers at the Domestic Violence awareness event in KZN.

2nd December: Joined African Impact volunteers at Etshaneni Creche in painting classroom and mending a area in the playground.

2nd December:
Raised awareness at the World AIDS Day parade in Livingstone.

28th November: Participated in Livingstone's "Thanksgiving Olympics" - showing pride for our work and spreading the word about our initiatives.

27th November: Raised awareness at a World AIDS Day event at a rural clinic in KwaZulu Natal.

25th November: Measured our school childrens' BMI in Red Hill.

21st November:  Renovated and reconstructed some homes destroyed by a storm in St Lucia.

20th November: Renovated the Inkanyezi Creche roof

20th November: A water collection system has been implemented to provide a sustainable source of water for the learners, infants and teachers. 

19th November: 30 African Impact - Thanda volunteers and Etshaneni community workers installed 700 metres of fence around a community garden.

14th November : Box of toys brought to a newly-erected creche in the rural area of Ezwenelisha.

13th November: The garden we helped erect has produced 150 spinach leaves which were harvested on just this day!

10th November: A new blood pressure machine was given to the Sipho Zungu Clinic in rural KwaZulu Natal.

9th November:
A much-needed glucose monitor was donated to a diabetic child on our KwaZulu Natal home based care program

7th November: Medical supplies were given to Khula Clinic, a rural clinic in KwaZulu Natal.

4th November: Family of 5 in rural KZN were given a clothing donation, and African Impact volunteers erected a clothes line for the Gogo.

2nd November: Community day event held in Mange, KwaZulu Natal complete with activities for the local children and a dance competition with prizes.

1st November: A ‘Fun Day’ was organized at the Body of Christ Children’s centre, in partnership with volunteers from African Impact.

31st October: Stationary materials, clothing and other donations were handed over to the Mukeu School for in Limuru, Kenya.

30th October: Clothing donation was sorted and given to the Kwathu Orphanage in Livingstone.

29th October: The Maramba Old People’s home in Livingstone was fitted with brand new curtains for the rooms to provide extra privacy for the residence.

23rd October: Our intern in Zambia oversaw the donation of 83 sports jerseys and 9 trousers to the Maramba tag rugby committee.

18th October: Donations of clothing and toys were given to a needy family in rural KwaZulu Natal.

15th October: Floor at a local preschool in Jambiani, Zanzibar was smashed, leveled and re-layed to make for a safer, cleaner learning environment.

16th October: A donation of 50 blankets were given out to various partners in Cape Town, including children's homes.

14th October: A bed, made by our partners in KwaZulu Natal, was delivered to a disabled patient in the rural areas surrounding St Lucia.

10th October: Intern Johanna, located in Zambia, assisted with the erection of newly donated curtains for the Maramba Old People's Home, allowing for added privacy.

9th October: Cheshire Homes received donations of flashcards, coloured cards and memory games from our partners in Livingstone, Zambia. 

8th October: A clothing donation was given out to members of the Khula Support Group in KwaZulu Natal, along with a Baby Starter Pack for one of the member's daughters.

8th October: Using generous arts and crafts donations, 100 children at the Mange Community Youth Club were able to make their very own masks.

8th October: The newly erected Baby Monitoring Room at the Karuri Health Centre opened for use on this day.

4th October: Our interns gave Dr Hasingo, who was full of gratitude, a bag full of medical supplies to the Livingstone General Hospital.

2nd October: 130 toothbrushes given out in rural KwaZulu Natal to the children of Mange Youth Group.

1st October: A local organisation facilitated an award ceremony at Linda Community School, where some of our Sponsor-a-Child students got certificates for story writing.

30 September: All renovations at the Karuri Health Centre have been completed.  

39 September: A home based care patient battling cancer received a bed made by our partners at African Impact, as well as a mattress for her home.

24th September: We have partnered with the African Impact Cape Town projects and Excellent Choice Girls' Soccer Academy for a 3 day youth development camp about 'making good life choices.

20th September: Representatives from THAF delivered a box filled with an assortment of clothes for the residents at the Maramba Old People's Home in Livingstone, Zambia.

19th September: Our partners in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa donated a mattress to an elderly patient from their home based care programme.

17th September: Reusable bags were given out at various groups

10th September: Rugby jerseys given to the Livingstone Centre Tag Rugby Committee, to help them with their push to develop the sport in the Zambian town.

9th September: Construction began on a borehole house at the Linda Community School to help secure the water source, which is being contaminated without proper protection. 

2nd September: A parachute was delivered to our partners in Cape Town which has become a huge success amongst the children of the Red Hill and Khayelitsha preschools and after school clubs.

For our long term achievements please visit our achievements page