The five passionate directors share a strong desire to assist those affected by xenophobia, and to prevent any future outbreaks.
The charity was founded in 2013 and is based in South Africa. A main focus is assisting foreign nationals in South Africa, whose struggles are often even greater than those faced by locals. They also face the threat of recurring xenophobic attacks. Projects include helping with urgent needs such as food, clothes, accommodation and schooling, as well as more long-term solutions such as building homes and finding employment. At least half of the beneficiaries are refugees and asylum seekers living in South Africa.
Afrika Awake also assists South Africans in need, including the homeless, youth groups, shelters, crèches and feeding schemes. One successful ongoing project is the small computer skills training centre in a KwaZulu-Natal township that employs a Congolese man to train local youths in computer skills, inspiring goodwill between both parties.
By focusing on our core values, we strive to continue investing in projects that uplift and inspire.
Afrika Awake is a registered section 18A NPO.