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Love to Langa

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Causes: Child Day Care, Children & Youth, Education, Preschools, Youth Development

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, Completed Love to Langa Swimming Academy, Funded academic and transportation scholarships for 15 children since 2012, Fund swim lesson scholarships, Funded enrichment activities such as photography workshop, Dinosaur Show excursion, Snake Show for 1,000 attendees, Provided teacher training program support, Commenced fundraising for Hazel's Centre of Hope orphanage

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

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21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Amy Ostroff, the co-founder of Love to Langa through volunteering for Art Goes To School ' where we teach art appreciation to students from Kindergarten through 8th grade in our local public schools. Her devotion for the underprivileged kids in South Africa prompted my husband and I to make regular donations to her charity. Over the years, we have seen the great work Love to Langa has done to teach, provide facilities, photography workshops, Swim Academy ' to improve the education and conditions of kids who would otherwise not have had the chance. For my 50th birthday, I chose Love to Langa as my charity in lieu of gifts so that I could get my friends and family involved in this beautiful work. I was thoroughly touched by the lovely video they sent me with the kids saying 'Thank You.' (Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqabrhd0Ygw&feature=youtu.be) I am privileged to know Amy and glad to be sharing in her dream! Niti Sanghrajka

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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!