loader image

Changing the way society treats its children and youth.



6% funded

The Year 2023 - marks ten years since Mandela’s passing. As the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund International Mandela Day campaign themed “Gone but not Forgotten – the Legacy in Action”, the Mandelathon was launched in July 2023 as a campaign that will give an opportunity to everyone to be a part of keeping his legacy alive. Radio as a medium will enable the Fund to include radio listeners and supporters who have generously supported the work of the Fund since its inception. The 2023 campaign was run through 702 Radio and going forward, we call upon all Radio Stations to air this campaign and get everyone involved.

To-date the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund has awarded R1,1 billion in grants to community-based Implementing Partners throughout South Africa and awarded R200 million to initiate the capital campaign of its flagship project, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital – now in its 6th year of operation since receiving its first patient in June 2017. The aim of the telethon is to raise at least R500,000 from corporates, embassies, and ordinary South Africans. This money will go towards the Hospital and the Fund’s programs that are aimed at changing the way society treats its children and youth.

Corporates, Embassies, Schools and Philanthropists

In line with our program focus areas, the amounts donated by corporates can enable the following:
  • R500 – helps trains moms to nurture their babies to prevent stunted growth so they can become health and thriving children.
  • R1,000 – helps stop bullying and violence against children NOW! We create safe spaces for children.
  • R1,500 – helps us train caregivers with the skills and/or equipment they need to become financially independent and care for their families (particularly the vulnerable children in their villages).
  • R2,500 – helps us mentor and coach young adults so they are employable or can start their own businesses.
  • R3,500 – helps pay for surgeries and surgical consumables for life-saving treatment needed for children treated at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (the only philanthropic children’s hospital in Southern Africa).

Make your mark, join Mandelathon today!

Additional information can be found through the Fundraising team on Fundraising@nmcf.co.za.

Make a Donation
Select Payment Method
Personal Info


Donation Total: R100.00 One Time