18twenty8® is an award-winning, women-led Non-Profit Organisation that empowers young women by developing strategies for their educational and personal development. We encourage young women, between the ages of 18 and 28, to pursue higher education as an attractive and necessary tool for their empowerment. Our approach is empathetic, skills-enhancing and relevant to the young women we serve since we have experienced some of their challenges first-hand. Our vision is of a South Africa in which girls and young women are educated and empowered to lead.
We facilitate life-skills workshops for girls In Grade 11 and Grade 12 at high schools in marginalised communities.
Covers the higher education expenses of young women of South Africa.
Mentorship for young women at university-level by senior and middle management women.
An offsite, weekend experience that harnesses young women’s ability to lead by building self-confidence.
Endorsement by South Africa’s First Lady, Dr. Tshepo Motsepe.
The recipients of our 2020 Financial Assistance Programme share how the award helps with their studies.
How the beneficiaries of our Financial Assistance Programme remain resilient and navigate their studies during the #lockdown
Research pilot with high school learners before launching our project on gender-based violence.
Ms. Megan Rumpelt
Mr. Aidan Morris
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
TCS John Huxley Africa
East Rand Toilet Hire
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Prof. Merle Williams
St. Andrew's Old Girls' Association
Dr. Tuleka Mkula
Ms. Tamaryn McPherson
Ms. Marjorie Mogotlane
Dr. Tshepo Motsepe
Ms. Linda Mateza
Mr. Mohamed Kharva