The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five
- Jim Trelease


Sisanda FunDaytion is a non-profit organisation working to inspire and equip positive role models to uplift the wellbeing and uncover the potential of disadvantaged children in South Africa through recreation and play.

Our vision is a world in which all children can experience the joy of being children. Through creating recreation and play experiences we help children, and volunteers, learn about themselves, others and the world we live in; and crucially to love themselves and to keep curiosity and the love of learning alive. 

Latest News

2020 Annual Newsletter

To hear how we contributed to many young and old making it through the challenges of 2020 with a bit of a smile and laughter pls read our 2020 Annual Newsletter  


Sisanda Storytime

Sisanda ‘Zoom’ Storytime continues to create a shared, warm and connected space for both young and old. Our virtual storytime sessions are a wonderful way to inspire, encourage and build confidence as we bridge the isolation gap and connect with a diverse group of people from the comfort and safety of your own homes.

Support Sisanda!

Here at Sisanda FunDaytion we are working hard to try and get some joy into children’s lives. Mental health is at major risk now. We want to do what we can to help lift the spirits of children and families. 

We are looking for your support with the following:

Play@Home programme: this is aimed at encouraging fun, playful and light interaction of the family at home.  We create Play@home sheets with a range of simple and enjoyable activities that create a little laughter, that stimulate some creativity and that nurture family connections. 

Volunteering opportunity:

Provide ideas for the Play@Home sheets 

Use your graphic design skills to create the sheets 

Translate the Play sheets into Xhosa and Afrikaans. 

Or contribute a cup of coffee a week to help us reach those who need some joy at home.


Sisanda Storytime: this programme creates a shared, warm and connected space for anyone, young or old. It is a wonderful way to engage from your living room and to reach into other peoples’ hearts with your presence whether just to listen or to share a story yourself. 

Volunteering opportunity: 

Share your voice and energy through telling stories, or share this information with others who need a virtual hug right now. 

Or contribute a cup of coffee a week to help us reach those who need some joy at home.


Please help us on this journey 😊

Don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook & Instagram…we need to inspire more little smiles out there and every click of yours helps! 

Connect with us through  or 0845715030 and let us know how you would like to get involved. 


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