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. 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...

  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. 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.

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  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 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. Conquering Kilimanjaro for SOS Africa Charity

    Conquering Kilimanjaro for SOS Africa Charity

    Jesel and Jaimin Climb Kilimanjaro and raise £2250 for the SOS Africa Charity Children...

  21. SOS Africa Charity Staff Say Goodbye to Sponsor and Friend, Jon Roads

    SOS Africa Charity Staff Say Goodbye to Sponsor and Friend, Jon Roads

    A personal tribute from SOS Africa Charity Director, Matt Crowcombe to long-term SOS Africa supporter and friend, the late Jon Roads...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. SOS Africa Charity Glastonbury Festival Litter Picking Volunteers Keep the Pyramid Stage Clean and Secure 33 Years of School Tuition!

    SOS Africa Charity Glastonbury Festival Litter Picking Volunteers Keep the Pyramid Stage Clean and Secure 33 Years of School Tuition!

    SOS Africa Charity Litter Picking Volunteers clear Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage Field and raise �8,000 (33 years of education) for children in South Africa...

  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. "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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

  39. "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...

  40. 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...

  41. 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.

  42. 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...

  43. 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...

  44. 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...

  45. 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...

  46. SOS Africa Charity Launches 24hr Lock-In Fundraising Event at Shepton Mallet Prison

    SOS Africa Charity Launches 24hr Lock-In Fundraising Event at Shepton Mallet Prison

    SOS Africa launches the first ever charity fundraising event enabling fundraisers to sentence individuals to 24 hours imprisonment in HMP Shepton Mallet this October...

  47. 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...

  48. 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...

  49. Be-London Becomes SOS Africa's Latest Corporate Sponsor

    Be-London Becomes SOS Africa's Latest Corporate Sponsor

    Be-London has become the SOS Africa Charity's latest corporate sponsor, after joining our new Business Sponsorship Scheme this week...

  50. SOS Africa's Business Sponsorship Scheme - A Fresh Approach to Corporate Giving

    SOS Africa's Business Sponsorship Scheme - A Fresh Approach to Corporate Giving

    SOS Africa has developed a business sponsorship scheme which can be tailored to the needs of any company whilst benefiting the children we support in South Africa.

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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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