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Get Involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved with KTD 196 and help us impact on the lives of the amazing kids we work with:


This experience is for GAP students and those who are considering a career in development, or who have a heart to serve others and learn about new cultures. We can organize short stays of one month to extended periods, depending on your needs. You will get an opportunity to visit some of the 120 villages in which we work, and assist with the childrens/youth program depending on your interests. Included would be a short stay in a local village, living as the locals do, where you will experience the warm and wonderful Sotho and Shangaan culture. The proceeds of this program go to supporting the activities of Keep The Dream196, as well as those of the communities you visit and work with. Click here to download an application form to be a volunteer.

Other Opportunities

•Another opportunity is to sponsor Mark McNamara as he cycles from Kampala in Uganda to Cape Town in South Africa. We already have some schools getting involved because their pupils can learn as he cycles as well as fundraise on our behalf. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch here..

•Other opportunities include holding morning teas or the old lamington drive to fundraise on our behalf. Proceeds can be deposited directly via the  donate button.on this site or through the following.

•If you reside in Australia we have contacts with Mercedes College who have agreed to act as our funding conduit, and will be able to give tax receipts for any donations made. Contact them here .

•For those of you in South Africa Keep The Dream 196 is registered as a Charitable Organization and we can give you tax receipts directly. To give you an idea about what your donation can do: $10 for one child to attend Scouts for 1year $15 for 1kg of seeds for the Food For Life project (support 25 gardens for 6months) $32 for 1kg of seeds for the Food For Life project (support 50 gardens for 6months) $40 for 400 investiture badges for 400 children $50 for 50 scout scarves to be given to the children $63 to transport a Field Officer/Mentor to visit 20 Scout groups for 1 month $87 to provide a Scout box with all the necessary equipment to start scouts in a new village, impacting 50 children $100 to provide in-service training for one day to 50 Scouters including venue hire, transport and catering.

Do something crazy and the proceeds go to Keep The Dream196



Hi Louise

As you know my favourite South African Organisation is Keep The Dream196.

Having attended children’s camps and jamborees with the organisation I believe that 

the work being done is vital for the future of South African society. Guidance and training given in

moral compass, social responsibility, self-respect, respect for others and work ethic is of the highest value possible.

It is for this reason that I decided that for the celebration of my 70th birthday in 2018 I would entertain

my friends and family to a meal and encourage them not to WASTE their hard earned cash on presents

for someone who has everything he needs but rather to INVEST it in the most worthy cause I know of............. 


I know that every penny raised will be put to the best use.

With Admiration for the work achieved