Starfish cares for vulnerable and orphaned children affected by HIV and poverty in South Africa. We invest in the future of over 12,000 children a year so they can grow into happy and independent young adults.
Find out more in our 2016 Impact Report
Make a difference - help us help a child
Why not make a difference to children in South Africa this Christmas and buy a Gift of Hope. As little as £8 could feed a child for a week, £18 could provide books and stationary and £110 would give 20 children an important head to toe check up. Buy one of our gifts for your friends or family and receive one of our handcrafted certificates!
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Girls Club: An outlet for young women in Limpopo
Starfish's partner, Valoyi Trust in Limpopo, has started a Girls Club. The club is run by female care workers and is a safe space to discuss everyday challenges that girls are facing including body changes, the female anatomy, sexual partners and teenage pregnancy and its consequences. Girls Club encourages girls to open up about their feelings and opinions about sensitive issues.
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New Patron Dame Janet Suzman
We are extremely proud to announce that Dame Janet Suzman is lending her support to Starfish Greathearts Foundation as our new patron. It is an honour to welcome such a respected South African-born actor/director to our team.
Meet our Team
Congratulations to the team of 20 from Investec Reading for taking part in the Tough Mudder South West Challenge on 20 August, and fundraising for Starfish! Well done for completing this extraordinary feat, and thank you so much for the incredible £5,183 raised.
An Evening of Hope and Harmony:
Starfish recently hosted our annual concert, Hope and Harmony, and it was a great success, raising £3,000! Visit our Facebook page for more pictures of event.
The Thandanani Children’s Foundation offers community based care and support for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty in the Msunduzi district of KwaZulu-Nat...more
Keiskamma exists to foster hope and health as well as pride
and respect amongst a community that has been deeply affected by
the AIDS pandemic. The programme covers an expansive ru...more
Sethani is a community-based project that provides vital support
and gives hope to the escalating number of children who have been
orphaned or made vulnerable by the HIV/AIDS pan...more
The Zisize Educational Trust works in the northernmost tip of
KwaZulu Natal where the population is 120,000 and around 57% are
under the age of 19. In KwaZulu Natal an estimated ...more
Nokuphila exemplifies the spirit of giving back and endeavours to ensure the sustainability of the project through diverse initiatives from its bakery to the flourishing food garden..more