Our Journey

We strongly believe that dreams are vital to the welfare of society. When people are raised with a purpose and a vision, they are empowered to make an economic and social impact.

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Beginning of Concept

The concept of Dream Factory Foundation was born towards the end of 2011, when the founders Lusanda Magwape and Laurian Jamie Nortje...
were working in under-resourced schools in the Western Cape and were confronted with the realities of lack of access to quality education, high levels of unemployment, lack of exposure to sustainable livelihoods and poverty faced by young people in these schools.The two felt a deep call to impact the lives of young people positively through an educational programme titled #BeTheDream, that connects learners to caring mentors, curricula (the Dream Tool Kit) that incorporate a sense of purpose and provides entrepreneurial and employment opportunities where they can actualize their dreams.

Nov 2011

Our Story: Presented by SABC's Hectic99

2013

Trademark Registration

Dream Factory Foundation officially became a registered NPO entity.

2013
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1st Sponsorship Milestone

Thanks to the donations from Christ Embassy Cape Town and Olebas Properties we were able to develop the BetheDream Program.

2013
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The Mission

Our Mission is to ignite, inspire and motivate hope for the future in the hearts of young people through their dreams and aspirations.

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Who We Are

A non-profit that empowers youth-at-risk (13-25 years) to transition successfully into adulthood and make a full contribution to active society

2013

The Challenge

Youth in South Africa are unlikely to transition successfully into adulthood and make a full contribution to active society. Millions of youth are growing up disengaged, without hope or the skills they need to secure a meaningful future.

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Fewer youth are hopeful about their future and career prospects.

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47% are not planning to build a future in SA. read more
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Young people believe that the probability of finding a job is very low and are disocuraged.
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1/2 feel that the quality of their school education is not adequately preparing them for the future.

Let's hear from you

371B Main Road
Observatory
Cape Town, South Africa
dreams@dreamfactoryfoundation.org
(+27) 21 802 0808

Meet the Dream Team

They are the brave and passionate people who make our dreams come alive.

Judith Benard
Judith Benard
Human Resources Manager
Christelle Atibia
Christelle Atibia
Operations Manager
Seipati Titipana
Seipati Titipana
Community Development Officer
Tomray Tshipamba
Tomray Tshipamba
Social Media Manager
Harley Goneso
Harley Goneso
Community Engagement Officer
Johanna Pott
Johanna Pott
Project Assistant
Tatenda Ruswa
Tatenda Ruswa
ICT Officer
Nomfundo Dlangisa
Nomfundo Dlangisa
Chief Finance Officer
Ntlahla Mrwashu
Ntlahla Mrwashu
Admin Assistant

Be the Dream!


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