Educating future leaders

Community Partners

LEAP has established supportive relationships with a number of initiatives and provides them with strategic development assistance, including planning, budgeting, accounting advice and fundraising support.

The Cape Centre for Children, Families and Refugees in Distress (CCFRD)

Provides a wide range of education and HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support programmes for refugees in Cape Town.

The organisation was started by a team of refugee tutors working at the LEAP Learning Centre. LEAP staff members also sit on CCFRD’s board and have supported their development, planning and implementation of programmes.

Contact: Andre Mabula – 073 776 2092



Provides care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and cancer in the Kalkfontein township. LEAP students help with cleaning  and tutors from the LEAP Learning Centre (some of whom are qualified health professionals in their home countries) support the Iso’Lezwe clinic and community awareness groups.

Contact: Pumla – 0784956537 or Zanele – 0737943376

Kuyasa Soup Kitchen

Provides hot meals to the elderly and other vulnerable people in the community of Langa. LEAP provides support through fundraising and engaging funding partners to help develop and maintain the premises.

Contact: Glenrose Kabane – 021 694 1398/ 072 822 0536

Langa Study Facility and Internet Café

Provides a quiet and safe space for LEAP and other Langa students to study and access internet facilitates after school and on weekends. LEAP past students also use the facility to access information on jobs, careers and further study.

Contact: Steve Lukholo – 083 519 3632

Litha Primary School

LEAP is working in collaboration with HCI Foundation, Edupeg, Shine Centre and Equal Education to improve education outcomes for students in one of LEAP’s feeder schools in Gugulethu. The intervention also engages students who are part of the partnership between Herzlia Schools and LEAP 2.

Contact: Sabrina Lee – 021 531 9715


Supports ex-prisoners and youth at risk in Gugulethu with training and life skills to prevent re-offending. LEAP provides administrative, bookkeeping and fundraising support.

Contact: Soloman Madikane – 082 627 8846

Western Cape Youth Rehabilitation Centre 

Provides support and rehabilitation to young people with substance abuse problems. LEAP is the education partner of the  Lukhanyo Clinic, and provides tutoring and life orientation support to the teenagers at the centre.

Zazi Magazine

A grassroots publication run by, and for, young people in the community of Langa .  The magazine provides a platform for conversation and expression around the current challenges, goals and dreams of young people in the community. LEAP past and current students are closely involved in this initiative.

Contact: Sindile Mavundla 021 694 1940



Values – Everyone at LEAP commits to:

  • Being kind, honest and healthy
  • Being punctual and looking good
  • Working hard and never giving up
  • Admitting and learning from mistakes
  • Confronting issues and being open to change
  • Working together and sharing