ABOUT GOEDGEDACHT TRUST
Managed by a board of trustees, the Goedgedacht Trust was established in 1993 to contribute to the transformation of disadvantaged rural communities in the West Coast region of the Western Cape. To meet the challenges faced by rural communities, the Trust developed and implemented a creative and sustainable flagship, Path Onto Prosperity (POP) Program, catering to the needs of children at different stages of their lives, starting with the first 1 000 days until adulthood.
We are committed to creating healthy and thriving communities, but we can't do this alone. By donating, you are helping us to continue giving hope to rural children living in poverty in South Africa.
Your monthly donation will empower us to do even more! Helping to build happy communities takes time and commitment, but by donating to us monthly you are strengthening us in our efforts and joining us on this important journey.
LEAVE A LEGACY
No matter how big or small, when you leave a donation to Goedgedacht in your Will, you are providing hope to future generations. Your legacy will live on through the hope and bright futures that our projects provide rural children.
Supporting rural communities in the Swartland since 1993
"Amidst the COVID pandemic, Goedgedacht remains a beacon of hope. We are committed to building sustainable social ecosystems across the West Coast region to support thriving rural communities that nourish children and youth, support parents in creating healthy family relations, and enable rural communities to activate their potential while preparing for the future. all that we aspire to do, become a reality.”
- Deon Snyman, Managing Director at Goedgedacht Trust
Path Onto Prosperity
Our flagship strategy, the Path Onto Prosperity (POP) Programme, seeks to develop and empower rural youth through various sub-programs that provide support during the various stages in a child’s life.
Care for the Planet
Through our Care for the Planet programme, we are committed to growing the food sovereignty movement in the Swartland region and nationally, and endeavour to assist rural communities in becoming self-sustaining and thriving.
Goedgedacht Rural Academy
Based on Goedgedacht Farm, the academy plays a key role in integrating learning across the various programmes while strengthening the pathways into social eco-systems that enable systemic change at an individual, family, community and societal level.
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR PROGRAMMES
From its conception, the Goedgedacht Trust trustees’ strategy has been for the long-term sustainability of its work. At present we are still dependent on donors and friends from overseas and from South Africa; however, we are working towards becoming sustainable through the following existing income streams: