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Inkululeko Community Centre

Inkululeko (“freedom”) Community Centre is focusing on early childhood development. We have two main programmes, a preschool for 60 children between three and six years old and an afternoon holiday programme for Grade 1-5 primary school learners. Since 2000 more than 600 pre- and primary school learners have been holistically empowered.

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The Potter's House

The Potter’s House was founded 1993 as the first non-racial shelter in the city, to provide holistic support for women in crisis and their children. It has become a place where women and children are empowered to discover their full potential and be re-integrated into society.

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Lerato House

Lerato House was established in 1998 to provide a transitional residential facility for young girls at-risk in the city centre. We seek to restore and empower 70 young girls per year to take up their rightful place in society, or within their families.

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Akanani Homelessness Centre

Akanani is a Shangaan word meaning “Let us build together”. The programme started in 1997 and focuses mainly on outreach programmes to adult homeless people, asylum seekers and refugees living on the inner city streets of Pretoria.

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Gilead Health Unit

TLF offers health support in the city through the various outreach and drop-in centre programmes, assisting people in need through referrals to hospitals, long term care facilities and health education. Our health unit currently manages Rivoningo Care Centre, accommodating 20 homeless people who are diagnosed as terminally ill.

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Tshepo Urban Trading

Tshepo aims to break new ground in empowerment by creating sustainable social enterprises and access to economic opportunities for participants in TLF programmes.

It creates employment opportunities through inclusive economic development, supports start-up of companies in different sectors. It promotes an entrepreneurial and self-sustainable culture, explores and brokers business opportunities and identifies and trains future entrepreneurs.

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Isithebe

Isithebe is the Strategy and Management Support Unit for TLF. Its strategic goal is to provide, develop and connect proactive leadership within the organization. Isithebe strengthens and deepens the unfolding work of the entire movement.

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Feast Of The Clowns

The Feast Of The Clowns is an annual city festival, taking place in August. Starting as one-day festival in 2000, it is now an established ten-day festival that hosts more than 20,000 people who celebrate the diversity of the inner city.

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