Since its founding in 2012, 5 For Change raised significant awareness and nearly R1m in funds for 5 select social enterprise beneficiaries per year through an annual black tie gala event.
5 For Change’s mission is to advance social change in South Africa through the upliftment of 5 innovative and impactful social enterprises annually. We accomplish this through:
1) Funds and awareness raised through our flagship annual event: The 5 For Change Black Tie Gala.
2) Organizational and leadership development through ‘The 5 For Change Catalyst Program’
5 For Change’s vision is to serve as a high-impact funder and accelerator for social enterprises at the forefront of South Africa’s socio-economic progress and a go-to platform for South Africa’s new generation of philanthropists. We seek to change the way South Africans 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.
Make a difference. Make a change.
5 For Change.
Dlala Nje aims to challenge perceptions and create opportunities. The Dlala Nje Community Centre in Hillbrow is a safe and engaging environment where over 180 children regularly experience new things and awaken their passions. The programmes range from arts and crafts to skateboarding, homework facilitation, and computers. Dlala Nje also runs inner-city tours, immersions and experiences in some of Johannesburg's most misunderstood areas. The revenue from these tours have allowed Dlala Nje to build and run their community centers. To date they have taken over 10,000 people on experiences through the inner-city of Johannesburg.
OLICO Maths Education makes maths make sense for school youth. It is OLICO's mission to ensure that every South African child has all of the tools and support they need to pursue the higher education and careers to make their dreams come true. Led by the best mathematical minds in the country and tailored to the South African context, they use a blend of specialised tutoring and our custom-built and CAPS-aligned software to bridge maths knowledge gaps in learners from Grade 1 to 12 – enabling them to reach their dreams by accessing quality opportunities after school. OLICO’s work works and they have results to prove it: > OLICO’s 2016 matric cohort in Diepsloot achieved a 100% matric pass-rate (83% Bachelor level passes). Incredibly, this group first enrolled at OLICO in 2012 with a maths average of just 18%; > OLICO learners with 2 years of support have a 20 percentage-point advantage over non-OLICO learners
enke: Make Your Mark (enke) is a leadership development organization that generates and incubates youth-led social impact. The name “enke” is from the SeTswana word for “ink” and SeSotho word for “take it” reflecting enke's philosophy of empowering youth to become authors of their future. Their expertise is in capacitating youth towards social innovation, entrepreneurship, social cohesion and social responsibility. Through programs for high school and post-school youth, they develop effective young leaders – youth who have the desire and capability to access opportunities, whether that’s an internship, employment, entrepreneurship, or civic leadership. Since 2009, enke has trained almost 3,000 youth, generating over 800 social impact projects that have impacted over 60,000 people in communities across South Africa.
The mission of CRSP DSGN is to spark the curiosity of the next generation of African innovators by providing them with access to affordable quality educational STEAM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math) resources which equip learners with a growth mindset. In order to achieve this, they have developed the Low Cost Educational Robotics Toy (LCERT). The LCERT and its lesson plans are designed to be fully integrated into the South African CAPS curriculum, ensuring accessibility to all learners.
Hustlenomics is a social enterprise dedicated to replacing informal backyard shacks with permanent, durable structures using alternative building technology - including using revolutionary interlocking bricks made from recycled materials. They target low income households who cannot access traditional loans and build these new structures at no cost to them, using an innovative shared home financing model where the homeowner uses the income generated from the completed structure (rental or business income depending on use) to buy back portions of the structure until obtaining full ownership. Hustlenomics upskills and employs local youth for all of its work and is proud of its goal to hire 50% female employees in a traditionally male-dominated construction space.