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OUR STORY

Taung Child Foundation (TCF) is a youth development volunteer organisation operating in and around the Greater Taung District Municipality of South Africa. Our name is inspired by and pays homage to the original Taung Child, a 2.8 million years old hominid fossil which was discovered in the village of Buxton in Taung in 1924.

Despite being at the centre of human evolution, Taung remains one of the most impoverished and underdeveloped areas in South Africa.

The African philosophy of Ubuntu, or Botho in Setswana, the local language of Taung, is what inspires us and a vision for a just and equitable world is what drives us.

OUR CHALLENGES

Almost half of the area’s population is unemployed (at 49, 8% unemployment rate), with the youth accounting for 62% of this number.

3.5% of households in Taung survive on an income ranging from R1 to R38 200 (approx: 0,065 to 2500 USD) per annum while 20.5% have no income at all.

Only seven per cent of the population has completed secondary education and only 4.7% of school leavers have higher education.

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83.5% of the population has no access to the internet.

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We have four urgent goals

  • Improve the quality and quantity of matric pass rates.
  • Increase number of Taung learners entering institutions of higher learning and graduating.
  • Bridge the digital divide and upskill the youth in ICT.
  • Provide meaningful and sustainable  development and employment opportunities for the youth in the area.

OUR CAUSES

Ensure quality education for every Taung Child

Through providing free tutoring services to local learners and supporting schools with much needed learning aids and resources.

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Connect Taung by bridging the digital divide

Through establishing safe and well-resourced spaces where young people can access tech, learn and explore their creativity.

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Promote youth development and unlock a local economy

By providing training and mentorship to young people in the areas as well as opportunities for them to improve their skills in various areas.

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If you would like to find out more about our work or how you can support any of our causes, please contact us at info@taungchild.foundation

OUR TEAM

Sindiswa Nobula

Founder and team captain

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Bonolo Moaneloa

Stakeholder engagement

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Letlhogonolo Selebalo

Operations

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Tumi Tlhareseng

Online community engagement

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Gilad Maoz

Back End Technical Support

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Panos Vakalopoulos

Front End Technical Support

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