Partners & Donors2019-10-07T10:14:55+00:00

Partners & Donors

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Partners are individuals or organisations with whom we have special working relationships or partnerships.

Active Education Group

The Active Education Group creates programmes that provide children’s holiday activities and childcare to International students and sports coaching academies from over 30 of the UK’s best schools. AEG partners with Connect Network to provide camps for children in Cape Town that teach key life skills, assist vulnerable children with homework support, build self-esteem and give them a holiday they would otherwise never have.

Alternative Prosperity

Alternative Prosperity (APROS) provides a broad range of services and products relating to B-BBEE, Sustainability and Responsible Investment. APROS performs the external verification of Connect Network’s QIS affiliates. They also provide Connect Network with the annual Independent Competent Persons Report.

Barney ll Foundation

Barney ll Foundation was established by Bill and Sabra Reichardt (from New York, USA) to support, through funding, value based initiatives that focus on the education and wellbeing of children. The foundation was introduced to Connect Network by Viva and has partnered with us in establishing the Connect Small Grants programme since 2009.

Community Chest

Community Chest engages and collaborates with organisations, concerned citizens and professionals to build resilient and responsive communities where access and opportunities to health, education and income-generation services are advanced. The partnership has resulted in Connect Network being one of the founding organisations of the Western Cape Child Protection Collaborative, an advocacy group for child protection.

Equipped to Serve

Equipped to Serve, Inc., based in the United States, has an agreement with Connect Network to use the South African edition material of The Ministry of Listening: Caring for People in Crisis. The course provides training in basic crisis intervention counseling skills to enable participants to effectively minister to people in crisis

Ezrah Community Training & Development

Ezrah Community Training & Development NPC (Ezrah), strengthens community-based organisations through capacity building, leadership development and training in effective programmes with the goal of promoting ethical service delivery and quality education. Ezrah is both an affiliate and a contracted partner of Connect Network NPC to coordinate the Quality Improvement System, assist with ethical service delivery through reviewing and updating our policies.


Mergon is a private investment group that exists to impact lives, and seeks to equip others to do the same. Mergon and Connect Network have worked in partnership since 2016 in order to further develop the networks ability to make meaningful impact for children.


OneSight brings vision care to people all over the world by mobilising eye care professionals, industry experts, volunteers and partners. Their shared passion is for giving the best care to every patient that needs eye exams. This includes top quality eyewear that allows them to see, look and feel their best. Connect’s partnership with OneSight allows caregivers and children from Connect’s affiliate organisations to access free eye care.


As an international training and literacy specialist, ProLiteracy has decades of expertise and success in developing and implementing participatory methods and materials for community-based learning, organization, problem-solving, and action. Connect Network is partnering with ProLiteracy to uplift the lives of women and children by working together to adapt and localise a health education manual focused on women’s health issues, specifically centered around their and their children’s reproductive and sexual health.


Viva is a world wide network of Christians working with children at risk working in 21 different countries, supporting thousands of projects working with children at risk in 35 city-wide networks. Viva is the standard bearer for Connect’s Quality Improvement System. Viva and Connect Network are committed at all times to exploring mutually beneficial collaborations through joint programmes.

World Vision South Africa

World Vision South Africa (WVSA) is a Christian Humanitarian Organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. Connect Network is assisting World Vision SA in their succession planning around the Western Cape Area Development Programmes through facilitating collaborations of local organisations in the areas that World Vision currently works.