The Latest News From AFFT

Heritage Month

Heritage Day on September 24 is a day that celebrates South Africa’s roots, their rich, vibrant, and diverse cultures. South Africa is called the ‘‘Rainbow Nation’’ due to its color and diversity. Just within our small office team we have representatives of 8 different cultures. Why do we celebrate Heritage Day? World Heritage Day was

Key Nutrition for Growth

The relationship between nutrition, health and learning is undeniably strong. Nutrition is one of the top three factors affecting child development. Genes and environment are two other factors. A healthy diet stabilizes a child’s energy, keeps bones strong, supports mental health, promotes a healthy weight and prevents chronic disease. Research studies show that early nutrition

Women’s Month with AFFT

Why do we celebrate women’s month? To reflect on the courage of women in past generations and to celebrate how their efforts and bravery afforded women the opportunities and freedoms they have today. South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union

Importance of School Feeding Programmes

During the school year nutrition is crucial for the physical, internal, and psychosocial development of children and adolescents aged 6 to 19 years. Across the world, about 66 million school-age children go to school hungry every day, with 23 million from Africa. Going to class hungry has a huge impact on the ability of children

Project Spotlight – Eagle’s Nest ECD

Eagle’s Nest ECD is a pre-school based in Doornkop, whose principal is Pride Leholi and it has 25 registered children. They are sponsored through the KFC Add Hope Programme and are a new addition to the AFFT network. *Lebo is a boy with autism, he started at the creche when he was 1 year 8 months.

Childhood Hunger

A young growing body receives the necessary food and nutrition to grow and thrive, developing a strong brain structure and supporting a child’s physical, social, cognitive and emotional development. Without these proper foods and nutrition, a child’s immune system is compromised making them more prone to illness, injuries, and falling behind their peers due to

Mandela Day 2022

AFFT hosted 67 minutes of Mandela day Volunteers rotated through stations at our office and packed Jars of Hope for hungry families, promoted literacy by “shopping” for a book for a child, and contributed to health and environmental wellbeing by recycling soap with our partners at Basisa Foundation. More than 70 volunteers from 4 companies, as well as individuals, joined

Grade 9 Career Day 2022

How does a child decide which subjects to take for Grade 10? With help from AFFT, it’s easy – our grade 9 students spent the day learning about themselves and their interests and aptitudes through an online test which gives them an indication of possible career paths, and the subjects and marks needed to achieve them.

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