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.

20 Years fo Impact

I am so VERY VERY EXCITED! On Sunday we are celebrating 20yrs of Scouts in Limpopo! We will be having a return of young people that you have been introduced to over the years, they are coming together with the Court of Honours (the leadership committee for each group) from each troop to celebrate this victory. 20YEARS!!! Who would have thought it would happen! Let me give you the back story just in case you don’t know it. In 2003, I came to South Africa to work with the Department of Health and seconded to another Non Governmental Organization in Tzaneen. It was there I met Zabe (Elizabeth – our program manager). After a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats Analysis) with approx. 200 Home Based Care Workers, I was tasked to “Do Something” for the kids of Greater Tzaneen. You see these Home Based Care Workers identified that the children’s plight was so soul destroying, that they struggled with the sense of hopelessness. They felt they could do nothing. This was during a peak HIV/AIDS pandemic, so the kids were reacting to what was happening at home, at school, in their communities, they were not coping. There responses where […]

Empowering Lives, Transforming Futures

It is so exciting to see the children grow and develop, I have an amazing job!

20 Years of Impact

The end of the year is rapidly approaching; it is barrelling down the hill and there is still so much work to be done, because of you!