Why give to KYP?
From Andisiwe to Zonke,
there are over 400 fabulous
reasons to give to KYP!
Your gift, large or small helps keep KYP going. You can help a child to attend school, give the gift of tutoring, support one of KYP's program, or even make university education possible for a KYP member. There are few places in the world where your donation will go farther, and few organizations that will use it better.
You can Donate to KYP right now through CAF America's Network for Good. Just select "Kliptown Youth Program" from the drop-down menu. See below for other ways to donate funds to keep KYP's programs going.
Most kids in Kliptown can't afford school
Every KYP member signs a contract: they must attend school every day and work hard. In exchange, KYP takes care of the cost of school fees, uniforms, and supplies for every student who cannot afford them.
KYP's tutoring program changes lives.
For the past two years, students in the tutoring program had a 100% pass rate for their high school graduation exams. Compare that with an average of 1 out of 3 students passing in the rest of Kliptown.
KYP members are now attending university.
Before KYP, it was almost impossible for a resident of Kliptown to make it to tertiary education. In 2011, KYP sent seven students to attend university.
KYP leaders show kids they can do something positive with their lives.
KYP leaders grew up in Kliptown. Every day they help kids, provide them with a safe environment, and encourage them to believe in themselves. They serve as positive role models and are real-life examples of how KYP members can make a positive impact on the world.
How you can help
KYP is always in need of contributions from individuals, organizations, and corporations in order to sustain the success of the organization. There are multiple ways to help:
Sponsor a child to attend KYP for a year or the cost of a specific program for one child for a year.
R4 000 ($400) covers the approximate cost for one child to attend KYP for one year, which includes R1 600 ($160) for tutoring, R1 200 ($120) for food, R200 ($20) for the performing arts program, R200 ($20) for the sports program, and R800 ($80) for KYP organizational costs.
Sponsor a KYP graduate to attend University.
R122 200 ($15,275) approximately covers the cost of one child to attend University for 4 years, which includes: R80 000 ($10,000) for tuition, R16 000 ($2,000) for transportation, R24 000 ($3,000) for food, R2 200 ($275) for housing. Supporters will communicate directly with the student and receive regular updates about the student’s progress.
Donate to a specific program or specific aspect of that program.
Programs include: Academic Tutoring, Food, Performing Arts, and Sports
Donate any amount "unrestricted" to the organization
Any monetary donation given to the overall organization will be allocated as needed and greatly appreciated.
Any donations will be distributed fairly among the members and used immediately. Items needed include: shoes, clothes, school supplies, kitchenware, food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, etc.
Donate your time
Volunteer as an after-school tutor, host a career guidance workshop for students, or
professional development workshop for staff.
How To Donate
Online through CAFAmerica
To donate by credit card in any amount from any country to CAFAmerica's Kliptown Youth Program Fund:
1. Click the "KYP Donate" button to the left.
2. Make sure to select "Kliptown Youth Program" from the dropdown menu.
Download the CAFAmerica Donation Form for Kliptown Youth Program and return your completed form and check to CAFAmerica.
KYP's bank accepts personal checks from outside South Africa. Please send your check made out to "Kliptown Youth Program to:
Kliptown Youth Program
PO Box 127
By Wire Transfer
You may donate funds directly to KYP by means of a wire transfer to KYP’s bank account.
Account Holder: Kliptown Youth Program
Account Number: 4074380400
Type of Account: Cheque Account
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
Non-profit Organization Number: 059-907
Public Benefit Organization Number: 930034122