Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals in South Africa by developing and supporting community-driven initiatives.

We work directly with vulnerable individuals, families, and community-based organizations to design and launch impactful initiatives together. Our approach is based on a fundamental belief that local community members hold the insights needed to uplift their communities. Our goal is to provide a platform of tools and resources to empower these community leaders and locally-led initiatives with support from around the world.

Our projects are based on careful assessments of the challenges and opportunities facing the individual, organization, or community. Our diverse projects are all connected through an underlying philosophy of empowerment through collaboration. We prioritize cultural awareness, and our beneficiaries play an integral role in designing and implementing our projects.

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Our Education Sponsorships help promising high school students embark on new academic paths. Since 2016, we’ve sponsored eight first-generation students to attend various tertiary education programs in South Africa, ranging from skills colleges to undergraduate and master’s level programs.

Our support includes funding as well as academic and professional mentoring.

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Intsikelelo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit registered in South Carolina.  All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.