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Fun Days



The Fun Day outreach model is sustainable, relatively  inexpensive and emotionally rewarding. It also provides immediate results.

Since March 2009 Sisanda FunDaytion has held at least one Fun Day per month and made a difference in the lives of more than 3675 children and over 1285 volunteers. We have facilitated Fun Days in collaboration with children’s charities in impoverished areas, ranging from HIV clinics and convalescent hospitals, to community centres and children's homes.

We create experiential days in areas of natural beauty or at locations that are generally difficult for many children to access. We include visits to cultural events and unique places of interest. We encourage the children to try something new and to learn new skills, always ensuring that Fun Days are entertaining, educational and inspiring. 

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Fun Day Archive



Carnival Fun for Mandela Day
St Joseph's Home

St Joseph's Home

10:00 - 15:00

JUL
16
2016

When we asked people to "Step Right Up" and join in on the Carnival fun, never could we have imagined just how much they would really step up! Despite...


Brainiacs!

SA Children's Home/SA KInderhuis

08:30 - 15:30

JUN
11
2016

"To develop a complete mind: Study the Science of Art; study the Art of Science. Learn how to see and realise that everything connects to everything e...


Blazing Jumpers!
Fire Station and Rush

Bright Start and Ikhaya Lethemba

08:30 - 15:30

MAY
07
2016

On Saturday, 7 May we hosted 40 very smart and funny children from two beneficiary sites in Hout Bay - Bright Start and Ikhaya Lethemba. The day start...


Yeeehhhaaaa with Truworths!
Ratanga Junction

Etafeni

08:30 - 16:30

APR
02
2016

Whohoooooo! What a day! The weather was perfect, the children were amazing and our volunteers were absolute rockstars - what more could you ask for?! ...


Hippity Hop!

Marsh Memorial Home, Leliebloem and Heatherdale Child and Youth Centre

08:30 - 15:30

MAR
12
2016

On Saturday the 12 March, 20 enthusiastic volunteers climbed on board the Golden Arrow bus, driven by Peter, one of our favourite drivers. Our journey...


Fun in the Sun!
Fish Hoek Beach

Yabonga

08:00 - 15:00

FEB
20
2016

This Fun Day proved to be a very interesting one! Building up to the day, we were all checking the weather, crossing fingers that the rain that was pr...


Splish Splash!
Muizenberg

St Michael's Home and Patricia's Foster Home

08:30 - 15:30

JAN
23
2016

On Saturday, the 23 January our first Fun Day for 2016 kicked off with a splash! We hosted two beneficiary sites: St Michael's Home for Abused Girls a...


Beach Rush!

Margaret's House and Vrygond Community

08:30 - 15:30

NOV
14
2015

On Saturday, the 14 November in collaboration with Eniwe Children’s Fund, we hosted 26 amazing children from Margaret's House and a small foster home ...


Pirates on the Promenade
Sea Point Promenade

Ncedolwethu Edu-Care

08:30 - 15:30

OCT
31
2015

Ahoy me matey's! The volunteers and children from the Ncedolwethu Educare were faced with some chilly wind and overcast skies but that didn't hamper t...


Flower Power!
Cape Town CBD

Masiphumelele Community

08:30 - 15:30

SEP
19
2015

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope" - Lady Bird Johnson

We had the privilege of hosting 40 energetic learners from Ukhanyo Primary School in Masiph...


Mind, Body and Soul
Cape Town CBD

Lawrence House, St George's Home for Girls, Miss Write

09:00 - 15:00

AUG
29
2015

Our inspiring Mind, Body and Soul day was held on Saturday, 29 August in order to celebrate Women’s month and the power of connections! We hosted the ...


Giving Back on Mandela Day

Sozo Foundation

09:00 - 15:30

JUL
18
2015

It was an early start as we made our way to the Sozo Foundation but luckily the rain stayed away and we were graced with blue skies and sun! Together ...


Adventure at the Aquarium
Aquarium Waterfront

Ubunye Educare

08:00 - 15:30

JUN
15
2015

We started our Monday off with the children at Ubunye Educare in Dunoon running for the bus to avoid getting soaked in the rain.. but once they were o...


Fun and Games at the V&A Waterfront
V&A Waterfront Cave Golf and Scratch Patch

SAKinderhuis and Leliebloem

08:00 - 15:00

MAY
23
2015

Sisanda had a magnificent day last Saturday 23rd May at the V&A Waterfront. The reason why the day was so amazing was thanks to our dedicated voluntee...


Zip Zap Circus
Zip Zap Dome

Ikhaya Le Themba and Etafeni

12:00 - 14:00

APR
18
2015

Sisanda FunDaytion enjoyed another spectacular day at Zip Zap Circus on Saturday 18th April. We are so grateful to all those who supported us and mana...


Rediscover Robben Island
Robben Island

Al Noor

09:35 - 12:35

MAR
28
2015

The morning started with a bit of a rush as we had to get 30 children from Al Noor Orphanage in Woodstock along with 19 volunteers from Eighty20, Spur...


Hout Bay Birds and Beach Day
World of Birds Hout Bay

Izandla Zethemba

09:15 - 12:15

FEB
28
2015

On Saturday 28th Feb Truworths treated 39 children from Izandla Zethemba to join us for a fantastic day of birds and beach in the beautiful Hout Bay. ...


Fall in Love with Fish Hoek Beach
Fish Hoek Beach

Linawo and Marsh Memorial

09:10 - 12:10

FEB
14
2015

This year’s Valentines morning was not looking good for a beach day with the weather being overcast, windy and signs of rain… but this did not stop Si...


Christmas with Uncle Paul
Groot Constantia

Vrygrond Library Aftercare

10:45 - 13:45

NOV
26
2014

We celebrated Uncle Pauls Christmas party this year with 30 amazing young children from the Vrygrond community library. The heavens opened and we left...


Fire Station Fun Day
Cape Town Fire Station

Ikhaya Le Themba

09:30 - 12:30

NOV
08
2014

We teamed up with Media 24 for our last Fun Day and took 29 lovely young children from Ikhaya le Themba to the Roeland Street Fire Station. The firema...


Walk on the wild side at Silvermine
Silvermine Nature Reserve

Margaret's House and Miss Write

08:30 - 14:30

OCT
11
2014

We couldn’t have asked for better weather last Saturday when we took 10 boys from Margaret’s House and 8 girls from Miss Write on a hike in Silvermine...


Footy Fever
Ocean View Sports centre

Orphancare Foundation

09:00 - 16:00

SEP
13
2014

We had a great day out on Saturday the 13th September, the weather was perfect for a Footy/Sports day and 37 young and excited boys from Orphancare Fo...


Wonderful Woman
Cosmo Head Office

Sozo Foundation

09:00 - 16:00

AUG
09
2014

Women’s Day 2014 for Sisanda was another great celebration and we were lucky enough to partner with Cosmopolitan SA who provided the venue at their he...


Move with Madiba
Schotchekloof Civic Hall

Izandla Zethemba

09:00 - 16:00

JUL
19
2014

Sisanda FunDaytion along with Izandla Zethemba and NPS celebrated an AMAZING and exciting Mandela Day on Saturday 19th July. We all arrived at the ven...


Jump for Joy with the Zip Zap Circus
Zip Zap Circus School

Orphancare Westlake, Izandla Zethemba and Reach for a Dream

11:30 - 14:00

JUN
21
2014

Wow! what a show the Zip Zap circus put on for our Sisanda Fundraiser and Fun Day, we had an extremely successful and enjoyable day. With the help of ...


Taking Science to a New Dimension
Science Centre

Al Noor Children's Home

08:00 - 15:30

MAY
17
2014

The Sisanda FunDaytion team had a great day out with the Al Noor kids and Spatial Dimension volunteers! After a morning getting to know each other wit...


Tutu Much Fun 2
Fish Hoek beach

Desmond Tutu HIV Clinic

08:30 - 16:30

MAR
29
2014

Sisanda FunDaytion celebrated our 5th birthday! Taking us back to our very first beneficiary: the youth of Gugulethu's Hannan-Crusaid Treatment Centre...


Tutu Much Fun
Fish Hoek beach

Desmond Tutu HIV Clinic

08:30 - 16:30

MAR
15
2014

Sisanda FunDaytion celebrated our 5th birthday! Taking us back to our very first beneficiary: the youth of Gugulethu's Hannan-Crusaid Treatment Centre...


Truly Fun!
Green Point Park / Waterfront

Yabonga

08:30 - 16:00

FEB
15
2014

The Truly Fun! Fun Day was a a team-building day with a twist! The Truworths staff spent an adventurous and hot day with children from Yabonga's Makha...


Big Fun in Big Bay
Big Bay

Mfuleni Youth

09:30 - 16:30

JAN
25
2014

We started the New Year by visiting Big Bay with 45 Youth aged 9 to 18 years from the Mfuleni Community. Unemployment, lack of education, HIV/AIDS and...


Varsity College Christmas Game Day
Varsity College

Lawrence House

14:00 - 17:00

DEC
05
2013

An amazing day spent with Lawrence House and the VC Cares team. We played games, we were silly and we laughed so much! With great food, great personal...


Capricorn primary Grade R Christmas Party
Constantia

Capricorn Primary

12:00 - 15:00

DEC
05
2013

The Snowdowne family and their friends put on a magnificent afternoon party loving planned to the last detail. After games, pampering, sport, free pla...


Uncle Paul\\\'s Christmas Party
Groot Constantia

Ikhaya le Themba

17:00 - 22:00

NOV
27
2013

On Wednesday 27 November we were cheerfully excited to join Uncle Paul's Christmas Party 2013 at Groot Constantia, where this wonderful, festive party...


OUT IN THE HOUT
Hout Bay

Al Noor Children's Home

09:00 - 16:00

NOV
23
2013

We spent the day with 37 excited children and teens and some very involved volunteers who have started a special relationship supporting the children ...


Sail the Seas with Sisanda FunDaytion
V&A Waterfront

Orphancare and the Westlake Community

08:30 - 15:00

OCT
26
2013

Ahoy!

On Saturday 26 October, we picked up a group of eager young pirates from Orphancare's Westlake community and had a fantastic time playing ga...


High 5 to the Big 5!
Inverdoorn Game Reserve, Ceres

Izandla Zethemba

08:30 - 19:00

SEP
28
2013

We were so thrilled to have been invited to Inverdoorn Game Reserve and Ibiza Safari Lodge on Saturday 28 September 2013. Izandla Zethemba's 12- 18 y...


Wonderful Women
Green Point

Sozo Foundation- Vrygrond, Emasithandane Children's Home- Nyanga and Ncedolwethu- Mfuleni, Salesians

09:15 - 16:15

AUG
31
2013

What a Fun Day for 67 teen-aged girls to be pampered, empowered and inspired! We started by filling our 'Spring in Bloom Tree' with more than 100 thum...


Sisanda Connect- Friday
Claremont Civic Hall

Amy Biehl Foundation

09:30 - 15:30

JUL
12
2013

Our first holiday programme, affectionately called Sisanda Connect, saw us spend the week with over 120 children from the Amy Biehl Foundation's educa...


Sisanda Connect- Wednesday
Claremont Civic Hall

Amy Biehl Foundation

09:30 - 15:30

JUL
10
2013

Our first holiday programme, affectionately called Sisanda Connect, saw us spend the week with over 120 children from the Amy Biehl Foundation's educa...


Sisanda Connect- Monday
Claremont Civic Hall

Amy Biehl Foundation

09:30 - 15:30

JUL
08
2013

Our first holiday programme, affectionately called Sisanda Connect, saw us spend the week with over 120 children from the Amy Biehl Foundation's educa...


Youth Day Carnival
St Joseph's Hospital

St Joseph's Children Hospital

09:00 - 15:00

JUN
15
2013

Our Youth Day Carnival on Saturday the 15th of June 2013 at St Joseph's Convalescent Hospital was a wonderful time with the beautiful St Joseph's chil...


Fit Footy Fun Day
Athlone Stadium

Sozo Foundation

10:00 - 18:00

MAY
18
2013

On Saturday the 18th of May, Sisanda FunDaytion and a large group of youth from the Sozo Foundation in Vrygrond set out to up our football skills duri...


Funny Bunny
Kirstenbosch

Leliebloem Children's Home

09:00 - 15:30

APR
20
2013

This day was a day full of sunshine...in fact is was a little on the warm side.... full of laughter, fun and chocolate. Our group arrived at Kirstenbo...


Rock Pool Exploration
Kalk Bay

Ikhaya le Themba

08:30 - 18:00

MAR
16
2013

For this day, boys and girls from the  Ikhaya le Themba Community After School Care programme in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay joined us for a wonderful day...


Fun in the Sun
Muizenburg

Ncedolwethu Educare

09:00 - 17:00

FEB
23
2013

We revisited the gorgeous Muizenberg area with the Truworths team and children from Mfuleni's Ncedolwethu aftercare programme on Saturday 23 February ...


Big Fun with Big Bay
Big Bay

Ubunye Educare

09:30 - 17:00

JAN
26
2013

Our first Fun Day of 2013 was Big FUN in Big Bay with Grade R children from Ubunye Educare in Du Noon! We met the beautiful (and so well mannered) chi...


Christmas with Uncle Paul's
Uncle Paul's Castle Constantia

Vrygrond Community

17:00 - 22:00

NOV
28
2012

Sisanda FunDaytion and an excited group of 5-9 year old boys and girls from the Vrygrond community were busy kicking off this year's festive season wi...


Honeycomb Family Fun Day
Hout Bay

Siziwe Educare Gugulethu

09:30 - 17:00

NOV
10
2012

We had a wonderful Honeycomb Family Fun Day with 45 boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 6 years old from Siziwe Educare Centre in Gugulethu on Sa...


Celebrate our 50th Fun Day with us!
Muizenburg

Emasithandane

08:30 - 16:30

NOV
03
2012

What a proud team we are  to say that on Saturday the 3rd of November 2012 Sisanda FunDaytion celebrated our 50th Fun Day! 47 boys and girls from Emas...


Magical Marvels
Baxter Theatre Rondebosch

Ons Plek and Nazareth House

11:30 - 18:30

SEP
30
2012

A marvel is one that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder. Sisanda FunDaytion and children from Nazareth House and Ons Plek had a Magical Fun Day on...


Wonderful Women
Tokai and Claremont

Vrygrond Community

09:30 - 17:00

SEP
01
2012

In honour of Women’s month our Wonderful Women Fun Day took place on Saturday 1 September 2012- Spring Day. This time we spent the day with 45 teenage...


Celebrating Madiba's Birthday with Woolworths
Aquarium and Green Point Park

Ncedolwethu Educare

09:00 - 16:00

JUL
28
2012

On our second Fun Day to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday we were blessed with good weather! The 47 young children from Mfuleni's Ncedolwethu ...


Celebrating Madiba's 94th Birthday with Communicare
Zerilda Steyn Hall and the Aquarium

Communicare Comunities

09:00 - 16:30

JUL
21
2012

A fun-filled day with Communicare Communities from Ruyterwacht, Kraaifontein, Brooklyn, Wynberg and Diep River. Though it stormed outside, lots of fun...


The Circus and Us
Izandla Zethemba and SAN Circus

Izandla Zethemba

09:00 - 17:00

JUN
30
2012

In the middle of the winter, on a grey and gloomy day Sisanda FunDaytion was having fun with 40 boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11 years from...


Point-edly Fun
Green Point and Waterfront

Emasithandane

08:30 - 16:00

MAY
20
2012

Our second Fun Day with our American volunteers from Brockport University bought us to Nyanga to pick up 30 boys and girls from Emasithandane Children...


A-Muiz-ment Day
Fish Hoek Beach and Muizenburg Promenade

Orphan Crae Foundation Westlake

08:30 - 17:00

MAY
19
2012

For this Fun Day we teamed up with African Knights Safari Tours and a group of young Americans here from Brockport University to take 30 boys and girl...


Fabulous Fun Fair
Sarah Fox Convalescent Hospital Silvertown

Sarah Fox Convalescent Hospital and St Joseph's Hospital

09:00 - 16:00

APR
21
2012

This event took place on Saturday the 21st of April, 2012. This was a very special day as we spent the day with 23 babies and 27 children from Sarah F...


Salute to Silvermine
Silvermine

Lawrence House and Leiliebloem House

08:30 - 17:00

MAR
24
2012

We were thrilled to take children from Lawrence House and Leiliebloem House to Silvermine on Saturday the 24th of March. Silvermine is one of Cape Tow...


Muizenburg Madness
Muizenburg

Yabonga

08:30 - 17:30

FEB
25
2012

What a lot of fun the Sisanda FunDaytion volunteers and the teen volunteers from Volkskerk Van Africa had with 30 boys and girls from Yabonga! The who...


Exploration Day
Cape Town

Margaret's House

08:30 - 17:00

JAN
28
2012

We were very excited to start 2012 off on a bang by taking children from Margaret’s House and the Q Town community to the Cape Town Science Centre, wh...


Noddy's Christmas Party
Rondebosch


18:00 - 22:30

DEC
05
2011

We took 30 children from Vrygrond Community Centre to the annual Noddy's Christmas Party organised by the Rondebosch Round Table. This has become some...


Creativity Day
Greenpoint

Emasithandane

09:00 - 17:00

NOV
12
2011

We partnered with Truworths to hold a Creativity Day with the children from Nyanga's Emasithandane Children's Organisation on Saturday November the 12...


'Magic' Day
Baxter Theatre, Rondebosch

Africa Sinomusa

12:00 - 18:30

SEP
25
2011

A huge thank you to David Gore and the College of Magic for giving us tickets to attend their annual Western Cape Magic championships. We took childre...


Waterfront Fun Day
Waterfront

Ikhaya Lethembe

09:00 - 16:30

AUG
20
2011

After a week of rain, the weather gods took pity and us and gave us a glorious day for our Waterfront outing. We took children from Ikhaya Lethembe in...


Mandela Day!
Butterfly World (Paarl)

Youth Empowerment Action

07:30 - 17:30

JUL
16
2011

In honour of Madiba's birthday, Sisanda and Woolworths employees took 60 kids from Youth Empowerment Action (YEA) in Franschhoek on a fun and educatio...


Planetary Wonder Fun Day
Ibhabhathane Art Studios and Iziko Museum

Emasithandane Children's Home

08:15 - 16:30

JUN
05
2011

We paired up with Spark ATM to run a Fun Day for 40 7- to 16-year-old children from Emasithandane Children's Home in Nyanga. The home is run by Mama Z...


Gauteng Launch Day at Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City

Nkosi's Haven

08:30 - 09:30

MAY
28
2011

Our first Gauteng Fun Day went off with a bang as 11 eager volunteers spent their first day with the Sisanda FunDaytion and 36 special children from N...


Big 2nd Birthday Fun Day
MOYO, Stellenbosch

70 Children from Youth Empowerment Organisation (YEO), Stellenbosch

09:00 - 17:00

MAR
26
2011

We celebrated our 2nd Birthday African-style with an extra-special Fun Day. We learned to dance and play the djembe drums (and other super-cool instru...


Hout Bay Happiness

50 Children from Vrygrond Community Centre

09:00 - 17:00

FEB
22
2011

We had a gorgeous day in Hout Bay complete with sunshine, blue skies, sea air and friendly faces. We took a boat ride out to see the furry 'sea dogs' ...


A Whale of a Time at the Waterfront
Waterfront

30 Children from St Josephs Home for Chronically Ill Children, Matroosfontein

09:00 - 17:00

JAN
22
2011

It’s not often that we get to explore one of Cape Town’s number one tourist destinations and we just adored our big day out at the V&A Waterfront. We ...