Research pilot with high school learners before launching our project on gender-based violence.
18twenty8® is an award-winning, women-led Non-Profit Organisation that empowers young women by developing strategies for their educational and personal development. We encourage young women, between the ages of 18 and 28, to pursue higher education as an attractive and necessary tool for their empowerment. Our approach is empathetic, skills-enhancing and relevant to the young women we serve since we have experienced some of their challenges first-hand. Our vision is of a South Africa in which girls and young women are educated and empowered to lead.
We facilitate life-skills workshops for girls In Grade 11 and Grade 12 at high schools in marginalised communities
Big Sister Network
Provides mentors to young women pursuing higher education.
Covers the higher education expenses of young women.
An offsite, weekend experience that harnesses young women’s ability to lead by building self-confidence, social consciousness, leadership acumen and self-awareness.
- Urban environmental awareness and conservation
- School clean-up campaigns
- Exposure to various careers in the green economy
- Climate change basics
- Reducing my carbon footprint
- HIV / AIDS
- Sexual responsibility and planned pregnancy
- Personal hygiene
- I am my own #Blesser
- Anti rape and GBV
- Self defence
Partners & Donors
Ms. Megan Rumpelt
Mr. Aidan Morris
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
TCS John Huxley Africa
East Rand Toilet Hire
K30 A I
Prof. Merle Williams
St. Andrew's Old Girls' Association
Dr. Tuleka Mkula
Ms. Tamaryn McPherson
Ms. Marjorie Mogotlane
Dr. Tshepo Motsepe
Ms. Linda Mateza
Mr. Mohamed Kharva
There are some processes in our lives that are often seen impossible at first but with handwork and discipline they are achievable. My degree has been one of these processes for me. A week before I was meant to start my student loan was declined as my mother didn’t qualify for the amount.
My name is Jessica Brown and 18twenty8 funded my final year BCom Accounting degree at UCT in 2020. I cannot stress enough how much this financial assistance has aided me. I was finally able to put all my energy into completing my degree, without an impending feeling of concern about my fees
My name is Tswelopele Phora and I completed a Higher Certificate in Economic and Management Sciences at UNISA 2019, thanks to 18twenty8. I am doing my second year BCom in Economics and the funding from 18twenty8 makes a tremendous impact in my life.
I believe in the value of education and set up Pheli Matrics Network to give struggling Grade 12 learners access to tutors for academic support. Thank you 18twenty8 for helping me further my education and complete my BBA in Media Operations Management at Boston Media House.