What we do

FROM SQUATTER CAMP TO SELF-SUPPORT


1. Identifying Sparkle Kids Sparkle_Kids-Letter_logo

We Identify and Financially support young people  with 'Sparkle, and an Attitude of Gratitude" to get them from disadvantaged to self support in the shortest time possible - We connect our lives to them as much as we can and then marvel at the journey that unfolds from miracle to miracle!

2. Placing those Sparklekids into Tertiary Institutions.

With the support of donors like you, Sparklekids have changed the lives of over fifty young people over the past five years.

Below are some of our Sparklekids students.
 

Simele - B-com - WSU

Sbo - Tourism - WSP

Ntomboxolo - Tourism - WSP

Amanda - Hospitality - Windsor

Zoliswa - Dental Asst - CPUT

Lyndon - Cons Eng - Boland

Ncumisa - Food tech - CPUT

Zubinathi - LLB - UWC

Vuyiseka - Nurse - UWC

Kabelo - B-com - Ft Hare

Chuma - Publ Mngment - CPUT

Kamvalethu - Publ Mngment - CPUT

Siseko - LLB - UWC

Siphamandla - BA - UWC

Mava - BA - UWC

Sibosiso - Nursing - UWC

Mawande - Blg Civil - Northlink

Nokuthula - B-Ed - NWU

Kyakazi - Educ - CPUT

Yodwa - Publ Adnin - Northlink

Athini - HR - Boland

Odwa - B-Sc - UWC

Anga - Nursing - UWC

Thandiwe - Soc - Boland

Pinky - Beauty Tpy - Arabella

Aviwe - Off Mngmnt - Woolw.

Masixole - B-Com - WSU

Anethemba - Retail management - CPUT

Nkosiyethu - Accounting - CPUT

Nkosikho - Marketing - CPUT

Abigail - Education - UWC

Anelisa - Home care - Healthnicon

Asiphe - Chem Eng - CPUT

Gift - Elec Eng - Stellenbosch Univ

Afikile - Agric - CPUT

Chummie - Electrician - Boland

Asiphe -Accounting- CPUT

Sipho - IT - CPUT

Simamkele - B Admin - UWC

Allu - BA Hons Education - UWC

Bonke - Hons Educ - UWC

Lungisa - Civil Eng - CPUT

Nelisa - qualified Geologist - further studies - Wits

Andisiwe - Analytic Chem - CPUT

Nikelwa - Educ - CPUT

Onke - Chem Eng - CPUT

Anita - Chem Eng - Wits

Siviwe - Marine Science - CPUT

Anny - BA psyc - UWC

Zandi - Nursing - Healthnicon

Sihle - Nursing - Healthnicon

Zanele - Nursing - Healthnicon

Siphelo - Electrician - Boland

Anesipho Lumka - BA - UWC. )

Siphokazi - Northlink College -Electrical Engineering

Andiswa - Consum Science - CPUT

Zizipho - Logistics - NMMU
Lethu -BSC - CPUT

Nezisa - Nursing - NMMU

Nomonde - Med Bioscience - UWC
Thandi - Beauty Therapy - Marine Hotel

Kuhle - Educ - CPUT

Dillion - LLB - UWC
Unathi - Nursing - NMMU

Ntsapokazi - Nature Cons - CPUT

Anna - Educ - UWC
Sithembiso - Nature Cons - Cput Lundi - B-Com - WS Univ Aviwe - Nursing - CPUT
Naomi - Educ- UWC Mawande - Psych - UWC Lwando - Nursing - CPUT
Mandi - HR - CPUTThabo - Elec - Northlink Thando - B-com UWC
Shark - Hospitality - Northlink Ayola - Beauthy Thpy - Cape CollegeThembela - Buss Mngment - Northlink
Aphiwe - B-Tec - NMMUMbongani - Elec - Northlink Asandiswa - Local Govnt Finance - WSU 
Happiness - Elec - NorthlinkBusiwe - Publ mngnt - UWCYodwa - Publ Admin - Northlink











3. The Last Matric

This is an Initiative we support that provides young people the opportunity to better their Grade 12 results, and even older people who never had the opportunity to do Grade 12 -
This happens in the evening at Qhayiya school under the watchful eye of Sepsi Pike.

 4. Vacation and Weekend Workshops

Donors of the Sparklekids programme support this Initiative  over vacations and certain weekends. -  isiXhosa Tutors come from Cape Town, selected by Headmaster Lolwana to intensely teach all of the Grade 12's.

This is one of the main reasons why the Senior pass rate went up from 32 to 80% over the past five years.

5. Youth Cafe'

This is a safe haven in the middle of the Township where young people can study in relative quiet after school - Workshops and art classes and Culture Tours happens from here.
Sparklekids support this Initiative in every way.

6. Study Method Workshop.

This takes place early in the year during school time for all the Grade 8's.
This is where practical much needed methods are taught by Sparklekids Mentors on effective study tools and methods.

7. Life skills club

Friday afternoons Angie spends time with selected groups where Life Skills are taught through visits to art galleries, walks in nature, beach parties, watching meaningful movies etc.
This is great fun and a life- line to many young people who have never had anyone who bothered enough to care.
 

8. Computer Literacy Workshops

This happens at Qhayiya school with 20 computers that FNB donated to us.
Doro and Ad, a retired German/Dutch couple present these workshops expertly twice per week with boundless energy.
 
9. Cultural Tourism.
 
Dennis and Helena Ekbom our friends from Sweden brings Tour groups from the Scandinavian countries to experience Cultural Tourism in Zwelihle. Each time he comes he loads himself and his guests with secondhand laptops from Sweden which he then gives to every Grade 12 student that has passed with a Bachelor pass - He has brought in nearly 150 so far. We are very closely linked to this Initiative in every way.
 

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