Afrika Tikkun

Our global charity partner

Belron’s roots are firmly established in South Africa and the business has a long standing and deep relationship with Afrika Tikkun.

Working to end child poverty and youth unemployment


Afrika Tikkun was founded in 1994 with the goal of developing and uplifting young people in under-privileged communities in South Africa. Nelson Mandela was Afrika Tikkun’s Patron-in-Chief. He called the work of the charity a ‘miracle’.
Afrika Tikkun beneficiaries with hand drawn Thank You signs

Afrika Tikkun is a non-profit child and youth development organization that provides interventions according to a holistic and integrated understanding of the developmental needs of children and youth. This is embedded in its vision to end child poverty in South Africa and enable young people to become well-rounded, social and economically empowered. 
Through its Cradle-to-Career-360° (C2C-360°) model, Afrika Tikkun focuses on wraparound development solutions to enrich and empower young people from ages 0-35. The C2C 360° model has led to outstanding outcomes in school-readiness, secondary school pass rates, job placements, job preparedness, leadership, and youth civic engagement.  
In its 29 years, Afrika Tikkun has:

Provided aid to 31,000 children aged two to six, and a further 76,000 children in school aged seven to eighteen

Trained over 21,000 young adults, 10,000 of whom have been placed into work 

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Supported over 83,000 families through its social services

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Provided over 81,000 primary healthcare interventions

Served more than 23 million meals

In honour of our deep relationship with Afrika Tikkun, the whole Belron global community comes together to raise money for the charity each year with a triathlon event known as The Spirit of Belron Challenge. Since 2002 Belron has donated over €20.8 million to Afrika Tikkun.

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