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Welcome to Keep the Dream

Keep The Dream196 is a non profit organization (NPO) based in Greater Tzaneen Municipality (GTM), Limpopo Province in South Africa. Well that's where we are, who we are and what we do is another story. I want to take you on a journey of discovery, I think we start with why KTD196 is necessary!

KTD196 started unofficially in 2003 after a focus group with 180 Home Based Care volunteers who were very stressed about the problems facing the orphaned and vulnerable children of their villages. The problems that faced the children included: increased teenage pregnancy (13% in Limpopo) and also increased HIV/AIDS infections rates (23% in Limpopo) amongst 15-24yr age group; children dropping out of school; failing at school; not having the parental support necessary; teenagers getting involved with gangs and crime; substance abuse and suicide (10% of all natural deaths are deemed suicide but is greatly under reported).

So, after much research and questioning the children we started the bones of our program in November 2003 with 13 girls. In 2004 we trained 50 new volunteers and by the end of the year we had over 1,100 children in the program


Projects | Components


The training we provide is primarily focused around supporting children.


Ongoing Support is provided in many different ways,here are some examples

Raising Awareness

Advocacy and Awareness Raising Activities regarding children

Voice of The Child

This is were the kids get to share their journeys


For those of you who want to understand our Impact in depth

Food for Life

The proportion of South Africans living in poverty


Children's Rights are taught in the context of Children's Responsibilities.

Get Involved

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with KTD 196


My name is Meg Smyth, I am 71 yrs old and I come from Riverton in South Australia.

On behalf of KNH I visited Limpopo partners, on 26/27.08. Keep the Dream 196 was on my agenda.

I have just come back from a visit to Burgersdorp (approximately 30kms from Tzaneen) where I met over 100 children from 1st, 2nd & 3rd Burgersd