“EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON
WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD.”
Our Vision is to empower disadvantaged and at risk children around the world by instilling a love of learning through educational opportunities.
The South African Film Festival is part of a larger group of international South African Festivals all supporting Education without Borders (EwB), an education foundation operating in SA since 2002.
SAFF USA is a registered not for profit charity permitted to issue tax deductible receipts for all donations. We are responsible for accountability and transparency of funds raised as well as ensuring compliance with the IRS. Our fully functioning board liaises regularly with SAFF Canada, SAFF Australia & New Zealand and South Africa.
In July 2018, an afterschool tutoring program for English and Mathematics was initiated and facilitated by Education without Borders (EwB) at the Nobantu centre covering Grades 4-10. As a result, our kids have reached the target of a pass mark in their academic codes which has led to the continuation of the program until the present time. During this period of the Covid -19 pandemic, the EwB program has continued to help Women for Peace; a Non-Profit Organization which was established in 1976 in Gauteng as the first non-racial women’s organization focusing on disadvantaged communities. Currently, in spite of Covid-19, over 90 learners are attending EwB classes each week. Tutors are working hard, assisting the learners with reading and comprehension, foundational mathematics and school homework.