Once upon a time in the townships of Nyanga, Cape Town, there existed a community struggling with poverty, limited resources, and a lack of opportunities. Amidst the challenges, a group of compassionate individuals came together with a shared vision to uplift their community and create a brighter future for its residents. This marked the humble beginnings of an NGO called "Township Roots" in 2012.
Township Roots was founded by a dynamic team of local activists, social workers, and entrepreneurs who were raised in Nyanga, Philippi and surrounding townships. They understood the struggles and dreams of their community members intimately and were determined to make a difference. The organization aimed to address the systemic issues plaguing the townships, including education gaps, unemployment, healthcare disparities, and inadequate infrastructure.
The organisation has a set of programmes that have gained momentum and support from the school communities. These programmes are aligned with the bigger picture of development in South Africa. Township Roots is not working in a vacuum as the organization continues to contribute towards transforming literacy, school-drop out rates and the wider education system in South Africa.