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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  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. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. SOS Africa Emergency Coronavirus (COVID-19) Food Relief Appeal

    SOS Africa Emergency Coronavirus (COVID-19) Food Relief Appeal

    SOS Africa launches an appeal to provide vital food and supplies to the disadvantaged families during Coronavirus COVID-19 Lockdown...

  14. 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

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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

  19. 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...

  20. "SOS Africa is a family, if you help, in whatever way, you become part of the family"

    Long-term SOS Africa supporter and newly appointed Trustee Richard Long, visits two of our education programmes in the Western Cape and shares his experiences

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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.

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. "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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

  39. 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...

  40. 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...

  41. 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...

  42. 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...

  43. 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...

  44. 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

  45. SOS Africa Co-founder Nominated for Pride of Somerset

    SOS Africa Co-founder Nominated for Pride of Somerset

    We are delighted to announce that SOS Africa Co-founder and Director Matt Crowcombe has been nominated for the Pride of Somerset Charity Champion Award.

  46. 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...

  47. SOS Africas Frome Charity Shop Raises a Years School Tuition on Opening Day

    SOS Africas Frome Charity Shop Raises a Years School Tuition on Opening Day

    SOS Africa's new Frome based charity shop raises 1 year's school tuition on it's opening day...

  48. New SOS Africa Charity Shop to Open in Frome

    New SOS Africa Charity Shop to Open in Frome

    The SOS Africa Charity announces the opening of a new charity shop in Frome, Somerset in November 2015...

  49. 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...

  50. SOS Africa Launches Exciting New Website

    SOS Africa Launches Exciting New Website

    SOS Africa Charity announces the launch of its new website and social media branding...

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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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