How you can helpto uplift rural youth in South Africa
Please contribute to help unfolding of our children’s potential!
YOUPSA brings essential life skills and creative education to marginalised youth, so that they can unfold their potential to the fullest. It is a project for everyone!
YOUPSA is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930051112) with §18A (tax exemption) status, meaning that donations are deductible from your taxable income. YOUPSA is also a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 156-968). Please contact us if you require a §18A tax receipt.
We work with 6 disadvantaged rural schools, 2000 youths, 6 principals, 85 teachers and 30 members of school governing bodies (SGB). To get a glimpse of what we do, please have a look at this video.
Tax deductible donations for US Donors:
Youth Potential South Africa – YOUPSA is supported by American Fund for Charities, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 52-2109597.
You can make a safe online donation by clicking this button, and then choose ‘Youth Potential South Africa – YOUPSA’ from the List of Evaluated Charities.
Once you submitted your donation, you will be issued with the receipt you require for income tax purposes.
For donations via EFT or making recurring donations by making a standing order, please use YOUPSA’s banking details:
Bank: Standard Bank SA // Account name: Youth Potential South Africa // Account number: 084115351 // Branch code: 053721
We are grateful to accept donations of any amount. Please consider making your donation a recurring, monthly amount, as this will grant us the long-term support we need to keep providing a quality education to our children, as well as extend our programmes to benefit as many people as possible!
Other ways you can help us:
MySchoolMyVillage programme: sign up for a MySchool card at any Woolworths Store and enter Youth Potential South Africa – YOUPSA as the beneficiary. You can also easily sign up online. Find out more here
Dedicate your birthday to the welfare and growth of our rural children: Ask your friends to give you money donations rather than material gifts. You can then donate the collected monies to YOUPSA to support our children.
Become a friend or partner of YOUPSA by sponsoring our weekly workshops through giving a once-off or a recurring monthly donation.
Host a fundraising event where YOUPSA is the beneficiary: Fundraise under your name or your company’s name and dedicate the proceeds to YOUPSA. Should you want to fundraise under YOUPSA’s name please contact us to discuss this and for us to give you the appropriate written confirmation. This is necessary to ensure both you and us legal protection.
Consider displaying a donation box at your favourite place: Your small change could change a life. Every cent counts. If you require help with donation box materials and design please contact us. For international friends, the collected donations can easily be transferred via our PayPal secure donation portal (click the button).
Support a specific programme cost by either funding it or donating items: For example, the monthly office materials, stationary items, art materials, transport costs, electricity, staff stipend, internet data and telephone, etc.
Help us spread the news about the work we do: Call us or email us so we can share more information with you, discuss what information you want to share, etc.
We are grateful for you and all that you do to help us bring the spark to the rural youth of South Africa so that they can live a meaningful, fulfilled and inspiring life!
YOUPSA has a BEE Certificate – 100% of YOUPSA’s beneficiaries are black as per the ‘Codes of Good Practice’. 100% of YOUPSA’s beneficiaries are South African citizens from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and described as black as provided in the definition of the BEE Codes.