Empowerment Projects

Our empowerment projects have been created so as to positively and sustainably influence the lives of children and youth so that they may go on to create greater change.

Dr Lindi Foundation has identified a gap in the nurturing of boys as concern that need to be addressed with the same energy offered to girls so that boys can also be empowered to make better choices to live and thrive and positively engage with girls. The observation is that whilst understandably so, too much focus on the girls than boys.

It’s important to nurture young man as well, to ensure that no child is left behind to build an inclusive society without gender discrimination.

Mr. & Miss Pride of Ga-nala is unique as it aims to be a more exciting and an innovative platform to empower young people through pageantry, edutainment, psychosocial counsil, imparting skills  and motivational talks.

School shoes project

Shoes are a basic need for many and can really change a child’s life. Many learners ‘drop out’ of school during the winter purely because they do not own a pair of shoes and cannot walk the long distance, in the cold, barefoot.

We provide 100 pairs of school shoes to 100 primary scholars per year. Through a verified selection process, underprivileged children are identified by school principals and social workers.

Toddlers toys project

For a child living in poverty, a toy is more than just a toy. Play and recreation are instrumental in social, cognitive and physical development of children. It can also increase the emotional wellbeing of the child.

We provide 100 age-appropriate toys per year that are educational and assist with developmental learning (e.g. building blocks, shapes or numbers etc.). Every year we launch a drive for Mandela Day and through a selection process, that is verified by the Foundation as well as Child Welfare and Social Workers, applicants are accepted that provide a safe space for at-risk children and/or orphanages.

Tertiary school starter pack project

Tertiary education is an incredibly difficult task to undertake, especially if students do not have the adequate technological equipment to support them. As we are already in the digital age, technological equipment is no longer a luxury but more a necessity to excel. Beyond this, many students cannot afford basic necessities such as toiletries while attempting to fund their studies.

We provide 20 x Tablets and 20 x toiletry bags for 20 of the best students with tertiary acceptance letters. These students are identified by school principals. Acceptance letters, as well as Umalusi verified Grade 12 reports must be submitted directly to the Foundation.

Practical skills program

Unemployment is an ever-pressing issue in South Africa, with youth unemployment being a particular problem. Our practical skills programme has been designed to assist this and provide training. This programme is an opportunity to gain practical skills and knowledge in order to be employable.

The foundation has partnered with the Kriel Occupational Health Centre to offer practical skills training to Occupational Health Nurses, Medical Technicians, Finance/Marketing/IT undergraduates and Medical students with good academic record. Please note that no stipend or remuneration is offered for this program.