We endeavour to help communities reach their full potential, thrive and flourish through programmes that touch individual lives and usher change in the society through mentorship and support of young people. We believe that it is our collective responsibility to ensure that we better the lives of the future line of leaders and be the pillar of strength. We also strive to contribute towards alleviating poverty in South Africa through interventions that are sustainable.
To these ends, we embrace social development, not because we are compelled to, rather because we are driven by a desire to make a diﬀerence. We believe fundamental rethinking often is necessary to respond effectively to South Africa’s new and emerging challenges.
We seek to engage like-minded institutions and individuals who share our vision and interests in the development and support of young people. Entsika has partnered with the Department of Basic Education to provide support to a selected number of top-performing matriculants. These children are underprivileged and we provide them with full bursaries, on the job training and mentorship over the duration of their tertiary studies. Furthermore, the partnership will extend to the establishment and development of sustainable education programme in South Africa. In 10 years Entsika Foundation would have produced over 100 graduates from our bursary programme.
Entsika Foundation was approached by a group of elderly women from Mthunzini Rural KwaZulu Natal who were seeking for help with replacing the roof of an old church. In 2 years, the elderly women had only managed to collect R6000,00 for rebuilding the church. Because Entsika is driven by a strong desire make a difference, the Foundation decided to rebuild the church. The Foundation also built Sunday school facilities, that will also be used as an early childhood development center.
Churches provide emotional, spiritual and psychological healing to people, especially in the Rural arears such as Mthunzini. This church is a pillar to a community of child headed families, pensioners and disadvantaged youth!
The Foundation also provides school uniform for the underprivileged in the community and food parcels to child headed households and pensioners.
Entsika Foundation has also adopted Lesedi pathways as a CSI beneficiary. The Lesedi Pathway Center is in Allemansdrift in the heart of Dr JS Moroka district, Nkangala Region in Mpumalanga. The focus of Entsika foundation is mainly on building a proper infrastructure to enable the center to function in an efficient and effective manner, to even include students with high support needs in work related and enrichment programmes.
The aim of Lesedi Pathway Programme is taking care of the people with disability including severe disability to provide a safe and healthy environment which is free from physical, legal and attitudinal barriers. Also, to perform skills training and create job opportunities for them.
The foundation plan to erect a Special Needs Multidiscipline Centre with boarding house, well equipped classrooms, recreation centre, sign language centre, Braille centre, physiotherapy room, occupational therapy room and speech therapy room. Entsika is also helping with the centre with paying stipend’s to the volunteers, food parcels and providing furniture to the centre.
Your involvement / contribution may be at various levels, however we do encourage a wholehearted participation, as follows: