Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Challenged Gets New Wing

In honour of the late Mrs Adelaide Tambo, Gift of the Givers officially opens a new wing at the Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Challenged in Soweto.  Comprising four classrooms, an ablution block for boys and girls, staff room, a combined tennis, netball and basketball court this R1.6 million facility has been supported by the sponsorship from the Memon Association of South Africa, Stanlib and FEED. This facility is an extension of Gift of the Givers five year involvement in this school having collectively spent R3 million in the development of infrastructure, the addition of an Olympic swimming pool, an outdoor chess set, specialized equipment for the specific needs of these children, wheelchairs, stationery, food, blankets and the funding of travel to local and international destinations for sporting and educational purposes.

Special guests include Dali Tambo, Sello Hatan from the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and Lucas Sithole, a South African who won the US open singles title in a wheelchair. The school is situated at 3132B Diokane Drive, White City, Jabavu, Soweto.  The event commences on Friday, 23 May 2014, at 10am.

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GOTG Involvement in ATS

Anti-apartheid activist Thandi Shongwe knew Adelaide Tambo, who, three days before she died, mentioned that her one wish was that the school be looked after. Gift of the Givers opened its Johannesburg office in 2006. We were working with many schools but were looking to specifically adopt a school. Shortly thereafter, Thandi introduced us to the school and since 2007, Gift of the Givers, together  Read more  

22/11/2012 - EMC and GOTG Team Up

22/11/2012 - EMC and GOTG Team UpGift of the Givers and EMC, a leading international electronic document and management solutions service provider, joined forces to donate goods to Adelaide Tambo School. The employees of EMC divided themselves into groups to collect sweets and stationery for the kids, they then boarded a bus and met us in Soweto. They were stunned by the energy and joy expressed by the children despite their
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Nedbank National Championship for the Physically Disabled, April 3-9, 2009

Nedbank National Championship for the Physically Disabled, April 3-9, 2009

Gift of the Givers sponsored the Adelaide Tambo School Sports Team for the Nedbank National Championship for the Physically Disabled held at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth from April 3-9, 2009.

Here is the daily diary of GOTG’s project coordinator, Joseph Thomas:


Friday: 3 April 2009

We are introduced to the 22 athletes and the seven caretakers that are going to  Read more  

Special Event Marks Adoption of the Adelaide Tambo School

After a two year relationship where the Gift of the Givers Foundation assisted the Adelaide Tambo School in Jabavu, Soweto, the disaster relief NGO officially adopted the school on June 24, 2009, in a ceremony held at the school.

The auspicious occasion was graced by Ms Mapule Ramasedi, Deputy Chief Educator in the Partnersip Unit, Gauteng Department of Education. At the function, Gift of the
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