5 For Change is an annual black tie fundraiser dedicated to raising awareness about 5 inspiring social enterprises which are changing the way Cape Town gives back.
Each year we select and showcase 5 inspiring organisations chosen for their unique approach to making a difference in the lives of others at our flagship event, an annual black tie fundraiser.
We hope to change the way professionals, entrepreneurs, and other South African opinion leaders think about philanthropy and social change and create a rewarding, fun and enjoyable avenue for people to give back.
We invite you to join us in making a difference.
Change the way you think about philanthropy.
Change the way you give.
5 For Change.
Ikhaya Le Langa (Home of the Sun) is a social enterprise committed to the revitalization of Langa and empowerment of its people through job creation and socio-economic development. Ikhaya’s goal is to make Langa 'cleaner, greener and safer' in order to optimize conditions for enterprise and to create hundreds of jobs for its residents, particularly its youth. This is accomplished primarily through tourism, enterprise and entrepreneur development and community partnerships.
Numeric is on a mission to help young South Africans excel in maths by providing after-school maths interventions to primary school children and by training high-quality maths teachers for the public school system. They currently operate 90 after school programs in 42 partner schools in Cape Town and Johannesburg with 100 active coaches and 2,200 participating learners as well as a Teaching Academy based in Cape Town where they are training 20 new maths teachers. To date, over 5000 children have completed their year-long arithmetic and pre-algebra after-school program.
Sunshine Cinema is a mobile cinema that converts solar power into social impact. Through community screenings of various types of dynamic educational, interactive content highlighting critical societal issues and social enterprise, workshops and community partnerships, they address social and environmental challenges. Since 2013, Sunshine Cinema has screened to over 6,000 audience members across Southern Africa.
Dine With is a platform that bridges the gap between townships and cities, empowers hosts, showcase township food and hospitality and ignites social dialogue. Since 2015, Dine With has hosted dinners in 102 township households and facilitated conversations on a range of issues for over 800 diverse guests. These dinners gather people from all corners of the earth and challenge generations of separation and stereotypes through food and friendship.
Community Keepers aims to improve the social and emotional well-being of learners and create supportive school communities where learning and development can prosper. Community Keepers provides psychological and social services at schools through qualified professionals, including counsellors, psychologists and social workers. Implemented in partnership with schools, educators and parents, Community Keepers’ model has reached 6,500 learners, 4,800 parents/guardians and 380 educators since its founding in 2008.