The Gumboots Foundation (UK)

Phetoho Education Support

Supporting the formal and informal education of children living in Alexandra one of the most deprived areas in Johannesburg, South Africa. We work with local project leaders whose incredible commitment, insight and knowledge of children's lives enables us to support some of the most vulnerable.


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1123418)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


South Africa

  • "Thank you Gumboots for all your support - I salute the power of partnership."

    — Ingrid Moloi - Project Leader in Alexandra, Johannesburg.


Alex is a tough place for children to grow up. Poverty levels and unemployment are high. The lure of criminal activity, drugs and the danger of early pregnancy are ever present. The Aids pandemic left many children without parents some in the care of elderly grandmothers and some living in child headed households. Schools in Alex are overcrowded and many offering a poor standard of education. Despite these problems there is an abundance of talent in Alex that deserves support and encouragement.


To help develop children's potential by supporting their educational needs in a number of ways. For some by paying school fees to attend schools outside of the township, transport to and from school, school uniforms for 30 (without which they cannot attend state schools) access to computers, pre- schooling for 140 young children and after school activities which take children out of the township to places of interest and learning which broaden their range of experiences and aspirations.