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Love to Langa

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Nonprofit Overview

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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1 Story 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

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amy Octroff, founder of Love to Langa came into our lives when we desperately needed her organisation's support. Love to Langa has helped us in the most difficult of times, not just with cash donations, school supplies, food but with emotional support for the teachers and myself, the principal.
How do I, Sandra Lucas, even begin to describe my gratitude to Love to Langa who monitors us monthly. It has been an absolute pleasure to an organisation that truly inspires us to do better and gives the children hope. If families go through difficult periods, Love to Langa does home visits to assist. Who does this? Love to Langa does!

Thank you to all at Love to Langa for your unconditional support and commitment.

Sandra Lucas
Principal
Mfuleni Early Childhood Development Centre

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lovetolanga 09/28/2017

Thank you for all that you do for the children and families in your community, Sandra! We have a great partnership!