Through our Women’s Initiatives, our foundation works to empower South African women with the view for emancipation and self-actualisation.
- These initiatives include mentorship and coaching as well as breakfast sessions that act as both work-shop and networking sessions.
- We believe in creating initiatives that encompass health, finance and investment, spiritual as well as moral and cultural and value systems.
- Celebration of Success is a an event and initiative championed by Irene Charnley, honouring successful business women in South Africa. Recognition is an important part of progress and this initiative has been recognised by the foundation.
We believe that men have a critical role to play in cultivating a value system and a drive that best positions them in the family and community structures.
- Partnering with Humanity at Last Life Skills (HALLS), the foundation is are being equipped to re-enter society and make valuable contributions.
- The Annual Stanley Nkosi Memorial Golf Day is an initiative aimed at sharing knowledge, networking, fund raising and celebrating life this as golf was one of Stanley’s passions.
- We will continuously identify and support initiatives and platforms that align with our objectives.
Our youth initiatives are some of our most treasured tasks. Learnerships, mentoring and entrepreneurship development are our foremost programmes for the youth.
- The foundation has identified the importance of nurturing talent and is currently mentoring and coaching three South African Gospel artists; Lundi Tyamara, Fikile Mlomo and Kgosi Lebitsa providing them with mentorship on business and investment in themselves, values and spiritual counselling. We are currently building a programme to take a message of hope to schools around South Africa in song.
- Identifying promising youths that have overcome all odds and partnering with them to reach their goals.
- Learners who excel academically are supported through our bursary and internship programmes.
- Enterprise Development Initiatives, supported by the foundation are bearing fruit in the Northern Cape as it is equipping 10 entrepreneurs with financial, business and managerial skills to ensure that their businesses are sustainable. This is being done in partnership with the Department of Mineral Resources and Kalagadi Manganese.
Family Heritage Initiatives
Our family initiatives aim to build culture through the family structures and positive customs that will result in a progressive heritage.
- We recognise that there are no platforms and initiatives that can guide families on integration with the application of values and cultural systems with the African value systems structure is the blue print.
- The foundation’s family initiatives are most motivated to build positive customs that will result in a progressive heritage and culture, through the family structure.
We are committed to enhancing the quality of life and fostering an environment of empowerment in communities in South Africa.
The Northern Cape Province, has been the first province that the foundation has targeted. In the Northern Cape the following initiatives have been undertaken:
- Tswelopele Pre-Primary School – The foundation, Kalagadi Manganese and its partners, built new classrooms and ablution facilities for the young ones, as well as furniture and learning tools to facilitate an environment that encourages learning and is safe for their charges
- Makgologwe Junior Secondary School – Along with Kalagadi Manganese to donate laptops as well as building upgrades. The school had fallen into disrepair and the fence and classrooms needed refurbishment. Along with the hardware, we brought motivating factors to encourage the learners further.
- To commemorate the month of Stanley’s passing, the foundation launched the housing initiative by donating eight (8) houses in four villages, to the most distressed families in the area.
- Aware of the socio-economic implications of HIV and AIDS in South Africa, the foundation is currently researching and evaluating initiatives to educate and provide aid to people affected.
- The foundation participates in community outreach programmes including public lectures and workshops that seek to motivate and share knowledge.
- Initiatives that celebrate life and heritage are important and supported by the foundation, one such initiative is the bi-annual Heritage Green Concert in Bothlaros in the Northern Cape.
We are dedicated to preserving the legacy and heritage of organisations that contribute to society.
- Both Stanley and Daphne Nkosi were imprisoned because of their work, in the African National Congress during the Apartheid era and together have a long history of championing human rights and dignity for all South African citizens.
- The foundation does not work in isolation and offers support to foundations and organisations that benefit the community, and are in line with the foundations guiding vision. Each One Teach One Foundation is such a partner.
- Other partners include:
- Soweto Heritage Museum
- Humanity at Last Life Skills (HALLS)
- The University of South Africa (UNISA)
- Celebrating Success