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.
For girls in Grade 11 and Grade 12 at high schools in marginalised communities.
Covers young women's higher education expenses at accredited higher education institutions across 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.
Our meet & greet with staff and students from Auburn University, Alabama (USA) exploring our work in South Africa’s nonprofit sector.
Equipping Grade 11 learners to stem the tide of GBV
Big Sister-Little Sister chat about the role of mentorship for women’s empowerment
The recipients of our 2020 Financial Assistance Programme share how the award helps with their studies.
Ms. Megan Rumpelt
Mr. Aidan Morris
Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
TCS John Huxley Africa
East Rand Toilet Hire
K30 A I
Prof. Merle Williams
St. Andrew's Old Girls' Association
Born to Run
Dr. Tuleka Mkula
Ms. Tamaryn McPherson
Ms. Marjorie Mogotlane
Dr. Tshepo Motsepe
Ms. Linda Mateza
Mr. Mohamed Kharva
The Zarclear Legae Peresec Foundation
Mr. Raphael Ndlovu - HP Store Manager