Our Generous Donors - Goedgedacht Trust

Our Generous Donors

We owe a great debt of gratitude to many people, institutions, trusts, companies, schools and government departments.

On a National Level, officials from all these Departments and Authorities have gone out of their way, time and time again to make resources available. Local, Provincial and National Government Departments help us improve our services to rural children, especially:

  • The Department of Education,

  • The Department of Health,

  • The Department of Agriculture,

  • The Department of Social Development,

  • The Department of Trade and Industry,

  • The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform

  • Swartland Municipality,

  • Bergrivier Municipality,

  • West Coast District Municipality,
  • Moorreesburg District Municipality.

To the Mayors and Councillors of our Communities where we work, the other stakeholders in all their relevant departments; the town planners, the building inspectors and to the behind the scene administrator ninjas we cannot THANK YOU enough for your hard work and kindness!

International Development Agencies

A special thanks to our generous friends at

  • Misereor in Germany,

  • Comic Relief in England,

  • Kinderfonds Mamas in the Netherlands,

  • Youth Connect in Australia,

  • The Valentine Trust in England,

  • The Genesis Foundation in London,

  • Rotary International and Rotary Ipswich.

We want you to know that your on-going support allows us to develop solutions for long-term transformation. As foundations, you help us lay and plans you help us create, support networks which will have a lasting effect on the children in the POP programme. This, in turn, helps us the time to build our own self-sustaining networks.

We would further like to give our greatest thanks to the following donors:  The amazing generosity and support from all of you continue to allow us to reach out even further and help the forgotten children of South Africa.

  • The Prince Albert Community Trust

  • Grassroots Group,

  • The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund,

  • First Rand Foundation,

  • Home Choice,

  • Joan St Ledger Lindbergh Charitable Trust,

  • The Claude Leon Foundation,

  • Cabrini Trust,

  • St Ola’s Trust,

  • PPC,

  • FC Robb Foundation,

  • Gray Trust,

  • Rawbone Trust,

  • Saunders Trust,

  • Penso Trust,

  • E.R. Tonnesen Trust,

  • Schwarz Trust,

  • The Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation,

  • GEA Refrigeration,

  • The Hibbert Family Trust,

  • The Green House,

  • Lieben Group,

  • Ackerman Family Foundation,

  • Gourmet Foods,

  • Woolworths,

  • HEB,

  • CTG and

  • Rotary Paarl.

Our Generous and Loving Friends there are too many of you to mention individually, However there are those of you who have been waving the red flag for rural children trapped in poverty standing by our side for many years and it would be remiss of me not to mention you:

  • Bill Frankel,

  • Adrian Arnott,

  • Ingrid and John Wolfaardt,

  • Beverly and John Atken,

  • Jenny, Bill and Andrew Elder,

  • Tony Sellmeyer,

  • Tim Jackson,

  • Suzanne Ackerman,

  • Paulo Pierboom,

  • Carl Pretorious,

  • Veronica Harvey,

  • Mike and Janet Perrott,

  • Cleon Dunleavy,

  • Pam Fuller,

  • Tessa Harvey,

  • First Technology,

  • George and Eileen Furness,

  • Jo and Bas Kardol,

  • Don Perrott,

  • Ian Hall,

  • Sam, Lucas and Finn from Moulsford School.

Our Staff

Here is a group of South Africans who are doing everything in their power to create a stronger South Africa and make this country of ours a happier, kinder and more prosperous place to live in. Thank you for your contribution and may you all continue to draw our rural children out of poverty and help them to a better way of life.

Our Volunteers

These are the unsung heroes of our organisation; they often pass silently through and never get the acknowledgement they richly deserve. They give of their time, their skills and wisdom and I want to take this opportunity to salute them and thank them for their contribution to helping us help rural children.

William Bennett

This Irish gem joined our team to help us build and update our website. Willy has spent the last two and a half years cycling around the world and is on his last leg where he will be cycling from Cape Town to Cairo and then make his way back home to Dublin. Luckily for us his passport ran out of space so while he applied for a new one, we’ve held his skills captive.

You can follow his journey on the following link.

Willy words fail us because we have tried for years but never been able to set a website up that encapsulates our essences and provides links and sections for people to read up about us. It’s been a labour of love and we are so grateful to you for the hours you put in. Come back and Visit us soon!

Our Trustee Team

As a development organisation we are always growing and learning, mounding ourselves with the tides of change. We are very blessed to be guided and supported by this team of very busy consummate professionals who give freely of their time and expertise to help us be the best we can be. Our Trustees meet throughout the year to review our work our finances and self-interest issues.

Thank you from all of us!