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 runs five development centres in South Africa from where it works to end child poverty and youth unemployment by implementing a Cradle-to-Career 360° model (C2C). This approach includes personal, leadership and academic development while also addressing the nutrition, health, and social needs of young people. In addition to work readiness programmes designed to lead to work placements, Afrika Tikkun also implements skills development for out-of-school youth.
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 €18 million to Afrika Tikkun.