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Afrika Tikkun

For the eleventh year in a row, the Safelite AutoGlass Foundation is sponsoring the Safelite Challenge, supporting the Belron global charity, Afrika Tikkun.

What is Afrika Tikkun? Since 1994, Afrika Tikkun has implemented cradle to career development programs to support children and their families from infancy into adulthood and employment to ensure that they become the next generation of productive South African citizens.

How? With three core programs:

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Child and Youth Development
  • Youth Skills Development and Placement.

Why South Africa? Belron' s founders began there more than 100 years ago, and have committed to giving back to that community, because it's the right thing to do.

In 1995, then President Nelson Mandela visited one of Afrika Tikkun's projects in rural South Africa and was so impressed with the impact the organization was having in the area that three days later he offered his ongoing commitment to the organization, declaring that he was so impressed with you chaps that I will become your Patron in Chief. Since Mandela's first visit, Afrika Tikkun's commitment to the development of South Africa has only deepened with the organization's focus evolving from project based to sustainable, holistic development of children and communities. Throughout Afrika Tikkun's transformation, Mandela's dedication to the organization's work never wavered and Afrika Tikkun is honored to have had the support of our former President.