The FW de Klerk Foundation promotes and preserves FW de Klerk’s presidential heritage by supporting the causes for which he worked during his presidency.
Established in 1999, they aim to support and promote the South African constitution; nurture relationships between communities; and work together to address the problems of our society. One of the ways in which they do so is through their ongoing support of charities that care for disadvantaged children, particularly those with disabilities.
Over the years, they have focused on building relationships with a select group of worthy organisations in the Western Cape, whose work impacts not only the lives of their direct beneficiaries, but also their families and communities.
The generous support of the Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day continues to allow the Foundation to support The Cape Town Society for the Blind; Iris House Children’s Hospice; The National Institute for the Deaf; and Salesian Life Choices.
The Cape Town Society for the Blind was founded in 1929 by a group of women from Cape Town who identified the need to provide training and employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired individuals within a secure and supportive environment. Today, they remain steadfast in their aim of uplifting these people through education, access to assistive resources, and career development programmes in an honest, ethical, and caring environment.
Iris House Children’s Hospice aims to provide holistic, professional, and free community and hospice-based respite care, as well as end-of-life care for special needs children and young adults with life-threatening and/or life-limiting conditions in the Western Cape. They extend their holistic therapies and support to the families of special needs children, and endeavour to train all involved in their care to the highest standards of improving their quality of life.
Established in 1881, The National Institute for the Deaf has been dedicated to the wellbeing of the deaf community for well over a century. They are passionate about ensuring that the deaf are afforded the same opportunities in life as anyone else. They do this by providing professional guidance, work partnerships, rehabilitation, spiritual and social development, as well as offering ongoing support to help them confidently reach their full potential. Their holistic approach has helped them to change thousands of lives over the many years for which they have been operational.
Better known as Life Choices, Salesian Life Choices is a Cape Town-based youth development organisation focused on investing in youth from the Cape Flats communities. Since 2005, they have impacted over 200 000 people through ‘choices, not charity’. The services they provide are based on the five building blocks that they believe to help young people to thrive: family stability, health, education, leadership, and employment. All their efforts are aimed at connecting with youth in a way that promotes their dignity, and supports and facilitates healthy choices for themselves, their communities, and the planet.
Learn how you can get involved in the ongoing charitable efforts of the FW de Klerk Foundation.