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Connecting and building resilience through play...

Since 2009

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"Play is the Highest Form of Research" - Albert Einstein

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Who We  Are

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Sisanda FunDaytion is a not-for-profit organisation changing the lived experience and future outlook of vulnerable children and youth in Cape Town, South Africa by helping them to strengthen relationships, build resilience and to learn and grow through play. 


We believe in equality, inclusion and each individuals unique potential, and we are passionate about the potential of play.

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Who we are

Our Vision

A world in which all children can experience the joy of being children and have the relationships and resilience to thrive.

Our Mission

To inspire and equip positive role models who can uplift the wellbeing and build the resilience of vulnerable children and youth through play.

Registration Details

Trust number: IT 3973/2009
NPO number: 080-949 NPO
Section 18a:  PBO 9300033409

B BBEEE Level 1 status

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Our Values



We believe in the importance of play and recreation for healthy, holistic development of the mind, body and spirit. Social, emotional, and life skills strengthened through meaningful and enjoyable experiences can help you become a resilient, creative, curious and driven individual.


We believe enjoyment and choice open our minds and fun and laughter open our hearts.

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A vital foundation of resilience is relationship. This is how we learn who we are and develop a sense of safety in this world.


We believe that a better future for all of us lies in our ability to be curious, to respect differences, and have the confidence to engage with each other.


We believe that curiosity, inspiration and dreams for the future come from exposure to novel ideas, experiences and shared moments.


By feeding the mind and exposing what exists and what's possible, we can ignite a spark. Confident curiosity and creativity can unveil a child's uniqueness and signal to those around them how to nurture their potential!


Generosity of spirit 

We believe that everyone can, and wants to, make a contribution to bettering this world.


We aim to break down barriers and create opportunities to experience the joy and personal value of giving and connecting.

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A Youth Leadership programme empowering young people and creating opportunities for them to influence the future of their communities.

Our Programmes

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Experiential excursions connecting diverse groups of people to open minds to curiosity and creativity and to impart tools for personal and community resilience.  

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A community-based family strengthening programme implemented by Play Ambassadors to encourage intergenerational connection and nurturing in the home.


After schools recreation and learning groups led by play ambassadors or volunteers.


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