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 beneficiaries with hand drawn Thank You signs

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 its 26 years, Afrika Tikkun has:

Provided aid to 29,200 children aged two to six, and a further 70,012 children in school aged seven to eighteen

Trained over 10,000 young adults, 4,000 of whom have been placed into work 

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Supported over 75,000 families through its social services

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Provided primary healthcare services to more than 480,000 individuals

Served more than 20 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 €18 million to Afrika Tikkun.

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