Humanitarian

Whether it’s helping children with school shoes or advocating for education, Blue Sky Society Trust – Humanitarian aims to equip the underprivileged and help those who can’t help themselves. 

We are a small yet passionate, productive team and each year our Blue Sky Society Trust family inspires more individuals and corporates to go out there and do more, having a powerful impact both locally and internationally. We are determined to get more people involved on various levels to help us make a difference with the humanitarian, environmental and conservation projects that we support.

Imagine if everyone simply shook their heads in sorrow and dismay at the multiple layered plights facing humanity in Africa. Nothing worthwhile would be achieved,...

Whether it’s empowering young girls from impoverished backgrounds, distributing school shoes to little ones who have never owned anything new before or helping brighten up...

One of the things that the Blue Sky Society family is particularly proud of, is the fact that we channel help to where it is needed the most. We go to great lengths to locate...

Our Projects

Ongoing Projects

Soul2Sole

Making a significant change one school, one child and one pair of shoes at a time, Soul2Sole is a corporate-community outreach programme that has been delivering dignity and hope to children in poverty-stricken areas of KwaZulu-Natal since 2015. Nearly 4 500 pairs of new school shoes and gently-worn shoes have been distributed since, bringing smiles to little faces and offering a helping hand to financially-strapped families, for many of whom school shoes are a luxury purchase.

Heart2Hand

It’s not pleasant being in hospital, more so if you’re a child. While providing a crucial service, the paediatric wards in many state-run hospitals in South Africa lack an aesthetically-appealing environment. With Heart2Hand, we create a nurturing setting that encourages healing by installing new flooring, re-painting the ward, putting up new curtains or painting child-friendly murals. We have already created cheerful environments for little ones at the Maitland Cottage Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital in Cape Town and the Edendale Hospital in Kwazulu-Natal, and hope to roll out Heart2Hand to other parts of the country.

Our Projects

Past Projects

Big Sister Project

It is a sad reality that in South Africa, thousands of teenage girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, regularly miss school due to the lack of sanitary protection. In June 2016, BSST teamed up with Comfitex (a product of The Lion Match Company) to distribute care packs to 400 girls between the ages of 9 and 15 at Hlengimpilo Primary School in Inanda in the hope of igniting an initiative to bring about positive change throughout KwaZulu-Natal. Each of the Grade 6 & 7 learners received a pink string bag containing a 6-month supply of pads, a packet of panties and an A5 educational flyer with information about puberty and hygiene. The girls also received an educational talk about how puberty impacts on their bodies and how they can best deal with the changes to ensure that their education isn’t disrupted. This was a powerful empowerment initiative that delivered hope and understanding, and it drove socio-economic change at a grassroots level by motivating young girls to continue with their education in the hope of becoming impactful members of society.

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Umbimbilethu Creche

we assisted an extraordinary woman in the rural Msazazane Location near Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Natal to continue providing a remarkable service to her community. Mrs Gumede started the Umbimbilethu Creche in October to care for more than 80 children from ‘child-mothers’ and little ones whose parents had passed on from AIDS-related illnesses. While the environment was nurturing and loving, it lacked basic infrastructure. We teamed up with The Lion Match Company to donate educational development kits and toys, install an outdoor play area, and build a sustainable vegetable garden to ensure that the children receive at least one nutritious meal a day.