Keep the Dream 196

66% of all children in South Africa live below the poverty line. We’re on a mission to change that!

Our mission is to assist children in overcoming difficult life circumstances by building resilience—physically, emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically—using a rights-based framework. This will enable them to realize their full potential and contribute to the development of South Africa.

Building Tomorrow Today

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. We see the impact of our work every day and it is so encouraging to see, our kids have a sense of hope, destiny and the life skills to be able to achieve their dreams.

Our Programs

At Keep the Dream 196, we have two programmes, Self Help Groups, focussed on equipping and training adults, and Children’s Programmes teaching children to overcome difficult life circumstances by building resilience, physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically.

Our Campaigns

Introducing our Global Giving Campaigns, where we aim to raise funds for our various projects and causes, with a focus on transforming the lives of children, families and communities. Please join us in making a difference by giving to these campaigns on Global Giving’s website and together, let’s create a positive impact.

Keep the Dream 196

1.5 million children are orphaned by HIV in South Africa. Let’s end the cycle of despair.

Latest News

Stay up to date with our latest blog posts and news articles, where we delve deeper into our mission of training and empowering families and communities. Discover valuable insights, success stories, and helpful resources that showcase our commitment to making a positive impact.

From Adversity to Empowerment: The Inspiring Journey of CLA Women

Today I want to share about the CLA in particular, yes I know I shared about them last week but I wanted share some of their stories to give you a broader understanding, rather than just seeing pictures of the ladies and thinking everything is roses, they don’t need support.

Empowering Communities: Transformative Impact of Self Help Groups in Burgersdorp

I am so excited, currently at the end of May 2024 we have 68groups; 1,205 families being supported out of poverty, out of food insecurity, fear and hopelessness and out of destitution and vulnerability.

Transforming Challenges into Triumphs: Inspiring Journeys of Resilience at KTD196

So often we are presented with situations in life than can build us, or have the potential to break us. We have the choice how we respond to difficulties.