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 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 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.