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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

Community Stories

8 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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Donor

Rating: 5

This summer my family and I visited South Africa and spent a day visiting the Love to Langa facilities. It was so much fun interacting with the kids at the Philippi Children's Centre. They had so much energy, and the teachers there are doing a great job! We also visited the swimming pool which was incredible, as was the teacher. Overall, it was really a lot of fun, and it was great to see how many people care about the education of these children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am so happy to support this wonderful effort. All the money goes to the community. Not only do they support basic needs, and academic education, but what Love to Langa gives the children is self esteem, as they help uncover and develop new abilities, interests and expose the children to new opportunities. Amy has a heart of gold and works tirelessly to ensure they maintain their high standards.

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Donor

Rating: 5

When two remarkable individuals are inspired to fix the world (Tikkun olam) miracles start to happen. Every single dollar goes to the work. Your money does not go to "overhead". These kids are being transformed and the work has just begun!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The value of each dollar donated to Love to Langa is maximized, staff is entirely of volunteers, 100% of donations go towards programs, and the board is super passionate about creating opportunities for kids.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Love to Langa is an outstanding example of a purely intentioned and effective nonprofit. It all starts with the amazing leadership, who direct every penny donated towards their mission. They have been able to provide a beautiful new facility, and soon a swimming pool, to the benefit of children in need. The name starts with love, and it couldn't be more fitting.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Our entire family visited the school and classroom that Love to Langa helped construct. We also know that they have provided a swimming pool (ear completion) for the neighborhood children. This is a gift beyond measure, especially for children who live in such poverty. In an age where we know education is key, L to L has initiated incredible projects and provided hope to so many.
Beth Reisboard

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Donor

Rating: 5

The team at Love to Langa are doing incredible work with limited funds - making a meaningful difference in the lives of children who deserve the chance that life didn't hand them, but that Love to Langa is trying to provide. Every dollar they collect goes toward the benefit of the kids. Love to Langa is based on love and true caring with 100% integrity.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My tour of the facilities supported by Love to Langa was quite impressive and meaningful. The needs are great and Love to Langa is making a difference. Besides direct services to many needy children, they are training teachers to provide the best programs. This is an excellent organization!