“If you want to go fast, go alone. However, if you want to go far, go together”
~ African Proverb

Learn English with Outreach Foundation

A great new course aimed at giving you English skills to start next in June.

Sounds Like You and Me

Our creative inter-generational project, Sounds Like You and Me, in partnership with Tswelopele Frail Care Centre, will take place again this year.

Leadership Development Programme

We hope to develop the youth into the leaders of tomorrow. Join us for our new programme and strive for greatness.

My Body My Space

An exciting journey where we asked questions like what freedom is, whether it still has meaning in our lives today, where we explored the frustrations of a much younger generation.

Through our programmes, Outreach Foundation would like to see the following impacts:

Increased employability for our beneficiaries;
Stable family structures;
A safer neighbourhood; and
Individuals with increased self-worth and better opportunities.
Marimba Band
Boitumelo embroidery
Hillbrowfication
Talk about hope
Outreach Foundation Youth getting involved
Outreach Foundation’s march in support of people living with Albinism

The four pillars of the Outreach Foundation:

Personal development support:
Providing relevant and well-run programmes and projects in alignment with funders and society’s needs, with a measurable social impact.
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Safe on-site environment:
Creating a space for the community that is safe, reflective and inspiring, and promotes a culture of non-discrimination and free expression.
Advocacy and awareness:
Supporting and endorsing organisations, concepts and people who create awareness of, and advocate against, social injustices.
Sustainability:
Promoting a fundraising strategy, and upskilling and inspiring our facilitators and staff, towards sustainability of the organisation.

I had my first encounter with Hillbrow Theatre in 2011 when I was 15. Sis Gcebile picked me to play the main character in ‘Pink Panther’. That was it, my first performance ever and people loved me and I was like, ok, I can actually do this. It boosted my self-esteem. Not only does art teach you how to perform, it also teaches you how to communicate outside. For me, the Outreach Foundation Hillbrow Theatre is like a family that I never had before. If it wasn’t for Hillbrow Theatre I don’t know what I’d be.

Aljoy Chikowa

My name is Itumeleng, I am 14 years old. I like coming to Outreach Foundation's Boitumelo, they comfort me and they make me feel welcome and they give me love and joy, every time I’m here, I feel happy. Boitumelo, for me, it is helping me to face my fears and to say, ‘Yes I’m proud of me, I’m proud of what I can do.

Itumeleng

I am an ‘old school’ type. During my school years, the most commonly used item for arithmetic was a bunch of sticks used for calculations. We have come a long way and the computer presents a challenge sometimes in telling it what to do. I am grateful to the young men at the Computer Centre who are always welcoming and at hand to assist with which button to press or where to click on the mouse. Through this, I have managed to get a publishing deal for my first book called 'A Tale of the Builder'.

Jonathon Hatendi

I was 14 or 15 years old when I came to the Outreach Foundation Music Centre. I was passing by, walking down the road, and I heard the orchestra playing and it just blew my mind. I was like, ‘Wow, this is what I want to do.’ I just really loved it. I’m a really quiet person and music got me to talk and gave me a chance to come and join this family. It’s made me feel like this is my home.

Khano Ramachimra

This is an amazing and wonderful place that enlightened me with computer skills. I now know more about computers. Keep up the good work of serving the community of Hillbrow. You guys are so cool.

Sibonelo Sibembe

Wow! I don't have words to describe the Outreach Foundation, except to say they are a gift from God!

Innocentia Mkonza

You affect so many people by the meaningful work you are doing, so when we wish you luck we are actually wishing many people an improved life. Thank you for working hard and making a difference, and best wishes to you and all those lives you touch.

Mandla Shongwe

SOUNDS LIKE YOU AND ME

Please support us! Click here to donate via Thunderfund

Support an inter-generational cast from Hillbrow, Johannesburg, in their collective dream to take this year's theatrical show to the National Arts Festival. The 10 to 82-year-old talents are in their 3rd year of partnership, committed to values of inclusivity & expression.

Outreach Foundation's Sounds Like You and Me

This is not only a journey out of Hillbrow to the National Arts Festival for a company of young and not so young people, but a day on the beach too! (For many of the cast, it'll be their first time at the beach and the NAF)

 

We're going to Grahamstown with 'My silence is talkative’Outreach Foundation's My silence is talkative
Please help us get there by pledging through Thundafund