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Thembekile Mandela Foundation

Our vision is to ensure that all learners in the selected rural schools have access to education, infrastructure and the right to quality of life.

To use financial and human resources as vehicle to teach and support young minds in selected rural schools to develop themselves and their communities.

The Thembekile Mandela Foundation (TMF) was founded in 2012 by Ms. Ndileka Mandela, the first granddaughter of Nelson Mandela. The Foundation is named after Ndileka’ s father Thembekile who passed on at the young age of 24.

The key objective of TMF is to continue the legacy of Nelson Mandela by promoting Health and Education Programmes in selected rural schools. These programmes were started by Nelson Mandela through his Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF). The NMF have since changed its mandate to Centre of Memory hence TMF has taken over the programmes and included Youth Development component.

The purpose of including Youth Development Programmes is to assist in skilling young people, creating jobs and alleviating poverty in communities. The TMF seeks to promote quality education especially in Mathematics and Science as well as equipping the targeted schools with Libraries books, Science equipment’s and Computers.

The TMF also runs a flagship programme called The Pride of a Rural Girl, an initiative to provide sanitary towels to learners in selected rural areas.

Donor Messages

Cristiano Pochettino
Greetings from Italy, thanks for your effort!
S. Nkebe
You find your self, when you lose your self in service of others
Ndileka Mandela
Together we can. #VukaUzenzele