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. SOS Africa Featured in Day of Peace and Non-Violence Campaign

    SOS Africa Featured in Day of Peace and Non-Violence Campaign

    The SOS Africa Charity's staff lend their expertise to a publication on how to prevent & combat bullying in schools, created by international education publisher, Twinkl...

  4. SOS Africa Graduates Excel at University

    SOS Africa Graduates Excel at University

    SOS Africa Education Programme Graduates achieve merits and distinctions after first years at university...

  5. 2020: SOS Africa's Most Impactful Year in Pictures

    2020: SOS Africa's Most Impactful Year in Pictures

    With the help of SOS Africa photographer Helena Krige, we look back on the most memorable moments from our charity's last 12 months...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Glastonbury Festival Litter Picking Volunteers Donate £5000 to Protect SOS Africa Children Against Corona Virus Pandemic

    Glastonbury Festival Litter Picking Volunteers Donate £5000 to Protect SOS Africa Children Against Corona Virus Pandemic

    After the cancellation of this year's Glastonbury Festival, SOS Africa's Volunteer Litter Pickers have donated £5000 to upgrade our charity's Somerset West Education Centre...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Occupational Therapy Introduced to SOS Africa's Holistic Education Programmes

    Occupational Therapy Introduced to SOS Africa's Holistic Education Programmes

    SOS Africa includes occupational therapy sessions within holistic education programmes to assist children facing physical development challenges

  13. 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...

  14. SOS Africa Graduates Start University as New School Year Begins

    SOS Africa Graduates Start University as New School Year Begins

    SOS Africa Charity graduates start university, as the new school year begins in South Africa...

  15. 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

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. Construction Work on SOS Africa's First Education Centre Building Project Begins...

    Construction Work on SOS Africa's First Education Centre Building Project Begins...

    Daily photos & updates on the construction of SOS Africa's first Education Centre Building Project at Grabouw Primary School from the 5th December 2018...

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  21. Children have a right to not only survive but thrive, by Anna Lusty

    Children have a right to not only survive but thrive, by Anna Lusty

    SOS Africa responds to UNCRC Report calling for improved standards of reading literacy and education throughout South Africa...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. SOS Africa's Kelebogile and Olebogeng Graduate from High School

    SOS Africa's Kelebogile and Olebogeng Graduate from High School

    The SOS Africa Charity's oldest children, Kelebogile and Olebogeng graduate from Mafikeng High School and continue on to further education...

  26. SOS Africa Celebrates 15 Years of Empowerment Through Education

    SOS Africa Celebrates 15 Years of Empowerment Through Education

    Relive 15 memorable moments from the SOS Africa Charity’s 15 year history...

  27. "Living Proof that Kindness to Others Still Exists" - A Tribute to Charity Project Manager Jenny Matthews

    A wonderful tribute to SOS Africa Mafikeng Project Manager Jenny Matthews, by SOS Africa Charity Volunteer Liesbeth Affourtit...

  28. An Interview with Mavis, the First SOS Africa Charity Success Story...

    An Interview with Mavis, the First SOS Africa Charity Success Story...

    SOS Africa Charity co-founder Matt Crowcombe interviews Mavis Madie, the charity's first child to complete Matric exams and graduate from High School...

  29. SOS Africa Charity to Support 90 Children by 2018

    SOS Africa Charity to Support 90 Children by 2018

    An update from SOS Africa's education projects in Mafikeng and the Western Cape as the charity begins its 15th year of operation...

  30. The Lost 500,000: SOS Africa Opens Remedial Centre as Part of Initiative to Start Stemming South Africa's Alarming School Drop-Out Rate

    The Lost 500,000: SOS Africa Opens Remedial Centre as Part of Initiative to Start Stemming South Africa's Alarming School Drop-Out Rate

    SOS Africa Charity celebrates to opening of its first Remedial Education Centre in Somerset-West to help provide vital support to children with learning difficulties...

  31. 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...

  32. SOS Africa Charity to Distribute Chip Shop Baby Jumpers Created by Shepton Mallet Sewing Group, Knit & Chat

    SOS Africa Charity to Distribute Chip Shop Baby Jumpers Created by Shepton Mallet Sewing Group, Knit & Chat

    SOS Africa Charity and Knit & Chat Community Group work together to support babies from South Africa's poorest communities

  33. 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...

  34. From Winchester College to the Western Cape: Our Trip to Visit the SOS Africa Children

    From Winchester College to the Western Cape: Our Trip to Visit the SOS Africa Children

    Extracts from the accounts of 6 Winchester College students after they meet the SOS Africa children for the first time...

  35. Mab's Cross Primary School Students Fund New Desks for SOS Africa Children in Mafikeng

    Mab's Cross Primary School Students Fund New Desks for SOS Africa Children in Mafikeng

    Staff and children from Mab's Cross Primary School sponsor the purchase of new desks and equipment for the SOS Africa Charity Aftercare Centre in Mafikeng...

  36. SOS Africa Charity Launches New Education Programme in the Western Cape

    SOS Africa Charity Launches New Education Programme in the Western Cape

    The SOS Africa Charity launches a new education programme in partnership with the Tereo Mission School in the Western Cape

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

  39. SOS Africa Education Programme Grows to Support 39 Children

    SOS Africa Education Programme Grows to Support 39 Children

    After its most successful fundraising year to date, SOS Africa expands its education programme to support 39 children...

  40. Sponsors give SOS Africa children the gift of Christmas

    Sponsors give SOS Africa children the gift of Christmas

    SOS Africa's child sponsors reward their children with special Christmas parties and presents...

  41. A Special Thank You Concert by the SOS Africa Charity Children

    A Special Thank You Concert by the SOS Africa Charity Children

    A special concert created by the SOS Africa children to thank the charities staff, volunteers and sponsors...

  42. SOS Africa Completes Aftercare Club Renovation Project

    SOS Africa Completes Aftercare Club Renovation Project

    Last month SOS Africa Director Matt Crowcombe and Graphic Designer Claudia Titley embarked upon an exciting renovation project to transform SOS Africa's new Aftercare Club in the...

  43. A Tribute from the SOS Africa Charity Family to Nelson Mandela

    A Tribute from the SOS Africa Charity Family to Nelson Mandela

    A tribute from the SOS Africa Charity Family to Nelson Mandela...

  44. 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...

  45. Fundraising Successes Enable SOS Africa to Expand Support to the Western Cape

    Fundraising Successes Enable SOS Africa to Expand Support to the Western Cape

    After a fantastic year of fundraising, SOS Africa will expand its scope of support to reach out to children from one of the poorest regions of the Western Cape...

  46. Great Masterbake-off Event Provides New Laptops for SOS Africa Charity Children

    Great Masterbake-off Event Provides New Laptops for SOS Africa Charity Children

    First ever SPECIFIC Great Masterbake-off contest raises enough funds to provide new laptops for the SOS Africa Charity Children...

  47. Swansea and Bangor University Scientists Catch the Light with the SOS Africa Charity Children

    Swansea and Bangor University Scientists Catch the Light with the SOS Africa Charity Children

    Over the next few weeks, scientists from the Universities of Swansea and Bangor will embark on an African adventure during which they will carry out Catching the Light with the Rainbow...

  48. SOS Africa's Thato - An Architect in the Making

    SOS Africa's Thato - An Architect in the Making

    Whilst drawing his "Dream House" for the SOS Africa Children's Blog, little did 7 year old Thato from Lonely Park Township, know that his sketch would not only be appreciated by people...

  49. SOS Africa: Celebrating 10 Years of Empowerment through Education!

    SOS Africa: Celebrating 10 Years of Empowerment through Education!

    SOS Africa celebrates 10 years of empowerment through education...

  50. SOS kids celebrate charity's 9th birthday with a ride to school in style

    SOS kids celebrate charity's 9th birthday with a ride to school in style

    Little did the SOS Africa children know they would travel to their first day of school in their brand new bus. It was a delight to see the look of surprise on each their faces as they...

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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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