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Mission: We're a US-based non-profit organization. We empower leadership within impoverished communities and we empower children to learn.

Results: Built a classroom at Philippi Children's Centre Love to Langa Swimming Academy completion expected November 2016 Funded scholarships for 15 children since 2012 Funded enrichment activities such as photography workshop, Dinosaur Show excursion, Snake Show for 1,000 attendees Provided teacher training program support

Target demographics: children and teachers in the disadvantaged Townships of Cape Town.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500

Geographic areas served: Cape Town, South Africa

Programs: school and swim lesson scholarships, training programs, swimming academy construction

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Tom_104

Board Member

Rating: 5

Amy Ostroff works non stop to enrich other people's lives selflessly. Amy is an amazing person and I am proud to help her with Love to Langa technology.

2 Shawn36

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having worked with nonprofits for over 35 years, first as a child advocate and most recently as executive director of a stateside organization that serves children and families, I am honored to be associated with Love to Langa. The good will accomplished by this organization on behalf of children is beyond wondrous!! The education support offered in the form of books, supplies, programs, and technical assistance to educators ensures that learning is enjoyed and consistent; and paves the way for future success. And words can't express what the new swim school will mean to the lives of these children ; the decrease in deaths due to drowning and the regular exposure to exercise , sportsmanship , practice, setting anf achievement of goals is a blessing for this community. Love to Langa makes this possible!!!!!

2 Gisa K.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Four years ago I met Amy and Jon Ostroff when they were looking for a South African to monitor a project of theirs that they were funding. A deep relationship flourished and I introduced Amanda (currently a board member) who I consider to be one of the most competent woman I encountered. Love to Langa formed an amazing board and the projects started to take us all by storm.

Scholarships, outings, teacher training, celebrating staff and schools, building and volunteering are but a few that Love to Langa deliver. The non- profit is all about empowering, developing and assisting projects to sustain themselves.

Love to Langa is a project that I highly recommend to support. It has proven time and time again by delivering projects.

Kissmea Adams

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

If you believe that love and support are essential ingredients for a happy and healthy life, then you understand the driving motivation behind Love to Langa (the name gives it away). If you ask why it benefits orphaned children from South Africa as opposed to some other worthy group, of which there are many, then you must understand Love to Langa's other motivation: to maximize its capital, both human and financial, to effect the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people. Amy and the folks at Love to Langa are making a meaningful difference in the lives of so many kids and they're doing it with an extremely limited budget. I know the numbers so please believe me when I tell you 100 cents of every dollar is spent for the direct benefit of the kids. There are many nonprofits doing truly meaningful work on behalf of those most in need. Love to Langa is one of them.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

Love to Langa does incredible work in the townships surrounding Cape Town. We are 100% volunteer driven, meaning all donations go directly to the projects and people in the communities where we work. Our priority is helping bring new opportunities to children in the form of scholarships, extra-curricular activities and field trips. Amy, the founder has a heart of gold and has devoted the last 4 years to fostering relationships with the teachers and children at the schools we partner with. Kissmea Adams, Love to Langa's driving force on the ground, has been working in the non-profit/early childhood development field for years and her passion for her work is unparalleled. Our work is successful largely as a result of her devotion and hard work. If you are looking for an organization to donate too or volunteer with I highly recommend Love to Langa. You won't be sorry!