SOS Africa Charity News

News and updates from the SOS Africa Children's Charity's global fundraising campaigns and education programmes across South Africa...

  1. Record numbers of SOS Children in school as new academic year begins

    Record numbers of SOS Children in school as new academic year begins

    Fresh faced and full of excitement after an extended summer holiday, as of last week all SOS Africa's children are now safely back at our education centres across South Africa...

  2. New Corporate Sponsor to Fund Dental Treatment for SOS Africa's Western Cape Children

    New Corporate Sponsor to Fund Dental Treatment for SOS Africa's Western Cape Children

    Swiss-based dental hygiene company RoseBlanc sponsor vital dental treatment for SOS Africa's Western Cape children...

  3. A Taster Day for the Next Generation of SOS Africa Children

    A Taster Day for the Next Generation of SOS Africa Children

    The new SOS Africa sponsored children are given a special tour of their new school before they officially start in Grade 1 in January 2021...

  4. SOS Africa provides new classrooms at vital time for Western Cape School

    SOS Africa provides new classrooms at vital time for Western Cape School

    What better way to celebrate Heritage Day in South Africa than to share the exciting news of the opening of 2 brand new Grade 1 Classrooms at St Michael's Primary School in Elgin...

  5. Next Stop the Springboks? SOS Africa's Elvino Awarded Rugby Bursary by Drostdy Technical School

    Next Stop the Springboks? SOS Africa's Elvino Awarded Rugby Bursary by Drostdy Technical School

    SOS Africa's star rugby player, Elvino is awarded a sports bursary by Drostdy Technical School...

  6. Record Corporate Donation Funds SOS Africa School Buses and Expands Feeding Scheme to Gauteng

    Record Corporate Donation Funds SOS Africa School Buses and Expands Feeding Scheme to Gauteng

    The SOS Africa staff and trustees are delighted to announce a record-breaking donation towards the charity's Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund from a new corporate sponsor.

  7. Emergency Food Appeal:

    Emergency Food Appeal: "In that moment of receiving food everything was okay, their tummies were full."

    SOS Africa's Emergency Food Relief Appeal continues to expand the scope of its support to provide food and supplies to those affected by the Coronavirus Lockdown...

  8. SOS Africa Awarded Grant to Build Classrooms and Renovate Toilet Blocks at Partnering Western Cape School

    SOS Africa Awarded Grant to Build Classrooms and Renovate Toilet Blocks at Partnering Western Cape School

    SOS Africa is delighted to announce that it has secured funding which will enable it to carry out vital building and renovation projects at St Michaels Primary School, Elgin...

  9. Historic livestream fundraising event feeds thousands of South Africans during Coronavirus pandemic lockdown

    Historic livestream fundraising event feeds thousands of South Africans during Coronavirus pandemic lockdown

    A livestream charity fundraising event hosted by 2 Minecraft icons raised £75,000 for Emergency Food Appeal to support thousands of South African's during the Coronavirus Lockdown...

  10. SOS Africa Completes Somerset West Methodist School Toilet Renovation Project

    SOS Africa Completes Somerset West Methodist School Toilet Renovation Project

    SOS Africa completes its first toilet renovation project at Somerset West Methodist School in the Western Cape...

  11. 350 Complete SOS Africa Wells Cathedral Abseil Challenge and Break Charity Fundraising Record

    350 Complete SOS Africa Wells Cathedral Abseil Challenge and Break Charity Fundraising Record

    After a formidable 6 months fundraising and an unforgettable 5 days of abseiling, we are delighted to announce that our 350 brave Wells Cathedral Abseilers have raised an incredible...

  12. Bishop of Bath and Wells to Abseil from Wells Cathedral for SOS Africa

    Bishop of Bath and Wells to Abseil from Wells Cathedral for SOS Africa

    The Rt Revd Peter Hancock, the Bishop of Bath and Wells, has just signed up for SOS Africa's 124ft Free Fall Abseil from Wells Cathedral...

  13. Porta Romana Education Centre Building Project Updates

    Porta Romana Education Centre Building Project Updates

    Regular photos and updates from SOS Africa Charity's Porta Romana Education Centre Building Project at St Michael's Primary School, Elgin

  14. Porta Romana Staff Smash Target to Fully-Fund Second Education Centre Build in 2019

    Porta Romana Staff Smash Target to Fully-Fund Second Education Centre Build in 2019

    Luxury furniture and lighting company Porta Romana fully-funds second SOS Africa Education Centre Building Project in June 2019...

  15. SOS Africa Charity Completes First Education Centre Building Project

    SOS Africa Charity Completes First Education Centre Building Project

    The SOS Africa Children's Charity completes its first Education Centre Building Project at Grabouw Primary School in the Western Cape, South Africa...

  16. SOS Africa Launches 4th Education Programme as New School Year Begins

    SOS Africa Launches 4th Education Programme as New School Year Begins

    16 years on from its creation, the SOS Africa Charity has launched its 4th education programme at St Michaels Farm School in Elgin...

  17. Porta Romana Auctions Lamps Created by Five Leading Artists & Designers to Fund SOS Africa Education Centre Build

    Porta Romana Auctions Lamps Created by Five Leading Artists & Designers to Fund SOS Africa Education Centre Build

    Luxury furniture and lighting company Porta Romana has commissioned five leading artists and designers to decorate lamps to be sold at Auction to raise funds for SOS Africa.

  18. It was lovely to see SOS Africa in Action, by SOS Africa sponsors Linda & Martin

    It was lovely to see SOS Africa in Action, by SOS Africa sponsors Linda & Martin

    SOS Africa Charity child sponsors Linda and Martin reflect on their visit to SOS Africa's Somerset West Education Centre...

  19. SOS Africa Launches Western Cape Charity Documentary Film

    SOS Africa Launches Western Cape Charity Documentary Film

    SOS Africa has just launched a brand new documentary video featuring the charity's education projects in the Western Cape, South Africa...

  20. Success Through Training: SOS Africa Provides Children with Vocational Training Sponsorship

    Success Through Training: SOS Africa Provides Children with Vocational Training Sponsorship

    The SOS Africa Charity begins providing vocational training sponsorship as Andrew completes his first term at Westcliffe School, Cape Town...

  21. Dudley Rotary Club Funds the Construction of New SOS Africa Education Centre in Grabouw, South Africa

    Dudley Rotary Club Funds the Construction of New SOS Africa Education Centre in Grabouw, South Africa

    The SOS Africa Charity embarks on its first Education Centre Building Project funded by Dudley Rotary Club. The multi-functional facility will be located in Grabouw, South Africa...

  22. 130 Abseil from St Marys Church, Bruton and Smash Fundraising Target

    130 Abseil from St Marys Church, Bruton and Smash Fundraising Target

    130 abseilers complete SOS Africa's 100ft abseil challenge from St Mary's Church, Bruton and smash £7000 fundraising target...

  23. Start-Up Clothing Brand Prints and Lace becomes SOS Africa Child Sponsor

    Start-Up Clothing Brand Prints and Lace becomes SOS Africa Child Sponsor

    SOS Africa Education Charity and start-up clothing brand "Prints and Lace" join forces to empower a South African township child through education...

  24. Final 24 Hour Shepton Prison Charity Lock-In Raises £24,000 for SOS Africa and Supports Shepton Mallet Community Centre Refurbishment

    Final 24 Hour Shepton Prison Charity Lock-In Raises £24,000 for SOS Africa and Supports Shepton Mallet Community Centre Refurbishment

    An extraordinary charity fundraising event during which guilty individuals from across the UK endured 24 hours incarceration at the UKs oldest prison, to safeguard the education of...

  25. Frome Town Robins Send Football Coach Jamie Malley to Prison to Fund Schooling for a Child in South Africa

    Frome Town Robins Send Football Coach Jamie Malley to Prison to Fund Schooling for a Child in South Africa

    Frome Town Robins fund the education of a child in South Africa through local charity SOS Africa

  26. Ms United Kingdom to Become Inmate at Shepton Mallet Prison 24hr Charity Lock-In Event

    Ms United Kingdom to Become Inmate at Shepton Mallet Prison 24hr Charity Lock-In Event

    Ms United Kingdom becomes the latest fundraiser to sign up for SOS Africa's "Nominate an Inmate 2" 24 hour charity lock-in at Shepton Mallet Prison...

  27. Memorable Moments from SOS Africa 2016

    Memorable Moments from SOS Africa 2016

    What a year it has been for the SOS Africa Staff and Children. Why not join us on a brief trip down memory lane as we look at the SOS Africa Charity's 2016 highlights...

  28. 35 Fearless Fundraisers Walk on Fire for the SOS Africa Charity Children

    35 Fearless Fundraisers Walk on Fire for the SOS Africa Charity Children

    35 fearless fundraisers complete the SOS Africa Charity Firewalk at Frome College to raise funds for a new education centre due to open in South Africa in January 2017...

  29. Leading Stoke-on-Trent Insurance Company, Cover and Legal, becomes Long-Term SOS Africa Charity Corporate Sponsor

    Leading Stoke-on-Trent Insurance Company, Cover and Legal, becomes Long-Term SOS Africa Charity Corporate Sponsor

    SOS Africa Charity and Stoke-on-Trent insurance company Cover and Legal form a partnership which will empower underprivileged African children through education...

  30. Formidable Fundraising Feats Sponsor Opening of SOS Africa Charity Libraries

    Formidable Fundraising Feats Sponsor Opening of SOS Africa Charity Libraries

    SOS Africa Charity fundraisers complete London Marathon and 3 Peaks Challenge to open new Aftercare Centre Libraries...

  31. Frome Mayor Toby Eliot and David Warburton MP to Firewalk for Frome Charity SOS Africa

    Frome Mayor Toby Eliot and David Warburton MP to Firewalk for Frome Charity SOS Africa

    SOS Africa is pleased to announce that Frome Mayor Toby Eliot and David Warburton MP will be participating in our November Charity Firewalk Fundraising Event at Frome College...

  32. SOS Africa's Nominate an Inmate Fundraising Event at Shepton Mallet Prison Shortlisted for National Fundraising Award

    SOS Africa's Nominate an Inmate Fundraising Event at Shepton Mallet Prison Shortlisted for National Fundraising Award

    The SOS Africa Children's Charity is shortlisted for a National Fundraising Award after hosting a memorable 24 hour lock-in fundraising event at the iconic Shepton Mallet Prison...

  33. Midsomer Norton retailer opens new store to support SOS Africa children

    Midsomer Norton retailer opens new store to support SOS Africa children

    A new shop has opened in Midsomer Norton, Somerset to raise funds for the SOS Africa Charity children...

  34. Swansea University Abseilers Raise £10,000 for African Education Charities

    Swansea University Abseilers Raise £10,000 for African Education Charities

    120 Swansea University staff and students complete 150ft abseil to raise £10,000 for African education charities...

  35. We Raised Over £1000 to Secure a Little Girl's Education by 10 year old Kristyna from Leaden Hall School

    We Raised Over £1000 to Secure a Little Girl's Education by 10 year old Kristyna from Leaden Hall School

    10 year old Kristyna writes about a fantastic fundraising event she organised with her classmates at Leaden Hall School in Wiltshire which raised over £1000 for SOS Africa...

  36. "Bee The Swarm" Online Gaming Initiative Funds SOS Africa Child's Education

    New online gaming initiative "Bee The Swarm" raises funds for the SOS Africa Charity as you play...

  37. University Of Greenwich Students Host Dance Barefoot Fundraising Event for SOS Africa

    University Of Greenwich Students Host Dance Barefoot Fundraising Event for SOS Africa

    Aderonke Olamilokun talks about the "Dance Barefoot" Charity Fundraising Event he and four fellow students organised at the University of Greenwich to raise funds for SOS Africa.

  38. Dudley Rotary Club becomes long-term SOS Africa Sponsor

    Dudley Rotary Club becomes long-term SOS Africa Sponsor

    A Rotary Club from Dudley in the West Midlands has agreed to sponsor the education and care of an African child through SOS Africa for the foreseeable future...

  39. Meeting the children we sponsor in South Africa - a memory which will last forever, by Gerry and Heather

    Meeting the children we sponsor in South Africa - a memory which will last forever, by Gerry and Heather

    An inspirational article written by SOS Africa Sponsors Gerry and Heather after they met Whynolan & Elvino for the very first time...

  40. Nominate an Inmate Prison Event Raises £35,300 for SOS Africa Children

    Nominate an Inmate Prison Event Raises £35,300 for SOS Africa Children

    Our write-up of SOS Africa's Nominate an Inmate charity fundraising event at Shepton Mallet Prison...

  41. TOMS Shoes Delivery Delights SOS Africa Children

    TOMS Shoes Delivery Delights SOS Africa Children

    Rotary E-Club 9400 and Sesego Cares donate TOMS Shoes to the SOS Africa Charity Children...

  42. An Exciting New Mix: SOS Africa Coffee Blend Launched by Sabins Artisan Roasters

    An Exciting New Mix: SOS Africa Coffee Blend Launched by Sabins Artisan Roasters

    Sabins Artisan Roasters, a coffee roasting company from the North Coast of Cornwall, have launched a special blend of coffee to raise funds for the SOS Africa Charity as part of the...

  43. Introducing SOS Africa's School Sponsorship Scheme...

    Introducing SOS Africa's School Sponsorship Scheme...

    SOS Africa has introduced a new child sponsorship scheme tailored to the needs of prospective school sponsors...

  44. Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage Abseil Most Successful Event in Charity's History

    Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage Abseil Most Successful Event in Charity's History

    300 brave fundraisers abseil from Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage to raise over £40,000 for the SOS Africa Children's Charity...

  45.  An Occasion to be Cherished: SOS Africa Launches Education Programme in the Western Cape

    An Occasion to be Cherished: SOS Africa Launches Education Programme in the Western Cape

    A report by Anna Lusty as SOS Africa launches its Western Cape Education Programme

  46. Minnesota Students and SOS Africa Supply School Shoes for Entire Tereo Mission School

    Minnesota Students and SOS Africa Supply School Shoes for Entire Tereo Mission School

    Photos of SOS Africa distributing shoes donated by students from North Branch Area Middle School in Minnesota, among disadvantaged children from Tereo Mission School in South Africa...

  47. Can Somerset Secure 100 Years of Education for Africa?

    Can Somerset Secure 100 Years of Education for Africa?

    Shepton Mallet based SOS Africa is now laying down a challenge to businesses in Somerset to help it expand its scope of support beyond Mafikeng to other deprived areas in South...

  48. And the Winner of the two tickets to South Africa is...

    And the Winner of the two tickets to South Africa is...

    We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2012 SOS Africa Cardiff Half Marathon Team competition for two tickets to South Africa to meet the SOS Africa children… is WILLIAM...

  49. Conquering Kilimanjaro for SOS Africa

    Conquering Kilimanjaro for SOS Africa

    Anouska Norman tells us about her memorable Kilimanjaro Climb during which she raised an incredible �875 for SOS Africa...

  50. Universities Unite to Complete the 2012 Cardiff Half Marathon for SOS Africa

    Universities Unite to Complete the 2012 Cardiff Half Marathon for SOS Africa

    Last Sunday an enthusiastic team of 50 runners, from four different universities (usually sporting adversaries but now united), many with little or no running experience, tackled the...

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  1. Record numbers of SOS Children in school as new academic year begins 23rd Feb, 2021
  2. New Corporate Sponsor to Fund Dental Treatment for SOS Africa's Western Cape Children 4th Feb, 2021
  3. SOS Africa Featured in Day of Peace and Non-Violence Campaign 29th Jan, 2021
  4. SOS Africa Graduates Excel at University 19th Jan, 2021
  5. 2020: SOS Africa's Most Impactful Year in Pictures 21st Dec, 2020

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