Increasing numbers of South African children and youth are being exposed to negative social concerns in their communities, including sexual and physical abuse, substance abuse, trauma and neglect. Due to financial constraints, these individuals and their families usually do not have the means to get professional support in order to handle the effect of this trauma which often leads to issues like depression, drug abuse, school dropout and more. From school-based services, we have an opportunity to address social, emotional and educational areas of learners and their families in both a preventative manner and rehabilitative way.
Our ultimate aim is to roll out our services to primary and secondary schools in the rest of the Western Cape and the nation of South Africa and we depend on donors to partner with us to make this a reality. If your school is interested in partnering with us, please have a look at the process to partner with us or contact us with further questions.
There have been many positive outcomes because of our involvement with schools which can be viewed at Testimonials and in our Annual Reports. We believe that the true impact of our work will become most evident as the learners we have been serving then fulfill the role of parents in these communities.
Community Keepers' audited financial statements can be downloaded online under Our Records.
100% of your financial donation will be used for the delivery of professional services and programmes to learners, educators and parents at the schools where Community Keepers are operating. We are able to do this thanks to a private donor who has committed to cover all our administrative costs. This commitment has also been verified by independent auditors.
Yes, all financial donations from individuals or legal entities paying taxes to the South African Revenue Services (SARS) are deductible from tax. In line with the SARS regulations, you can get up to a maximum deduction of 10% of your annual tax, or R 1000,00 (whichever is greater), when submitting your Section 18A Tax Certificate with your annual income tax return. Donation in-kind (e.g. computers, furniture) are also tax deductible but not pro-bono services (e.g. accounting, design, legal work).
If you make an online donation and indicate (in the provided box) that you require a SARS tax certificate, you should have it within 48 hours after making your donation. If not, please send us an email stating the date and amount of your donation.
Whether it is in a professional or non-professional capacity, we are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to partner with us. Please visit the Get Involved page to learn more about our specific volunteer opportunities.
We are looking for passionate professionals who want to join our team in providing quality services to schools. We mostly employ registered counsellors, psychologists and social workers on a full-time or part-time basis. Please email us a short motivation and complete curriculum vitae and if you are interested in joining us as a full-time or part-time employee.