Partners & Donors2020-03-04T09:28:00+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


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.


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.


Ranyaka was established as a non-profit, urban planning consultancy in 2013 to develop transformative strategies for towns and neighbourhoods. They work hand-in-hand with residents, civil society entities, faith-based institutions, business, all levels of government, academic institutions and local change agents to co-create places where people can prosper – in every sense of the word. By the end of 2019, they will be working in eight towns in six provinces across South Africa and are partnering with Connect to map our safe communities.


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.

Western Cape Street Children Form

The WCSCF is a network of organisations working in partnership to create a coordinated, integrated and collaborative sector for children living, working or begging on the street and always acting in the best interest of the child. Through facilitation of partnerships, They aim to identify and fill the GAPS and clear the BLOCKAGES that vulnerable children fall through. They do this through the following 4 Main Areas of Focus: Facilitating Inter-Sectoral Partnerships in Regional Forums, Building Sector Capacity, Lobbying and Advocacy, Public Awareness Campaigns and are partnering with Connect to synergise common efforts to safeguard children.

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.