The Winnie Mabaso Foundation is proud to be able to partner with the local community of Meriting, an informal settlement south of Johannesburg. Meriting is home to a disadvantaged community. There is limited power and sanitation, and water is supplied from standpipes.

fun activities with the granny club - a winnie mabaso project


Sew Amazing

Our sewing school empowers 30 unemployed ladies to learn how to sew and get training to enable them to set up their own sewing enterprises’.

Mabaso Tiny Tots

Pre-school for 30 disadvantaged children living in Meriting. Proud to support them as they begin their academic journey.  

Mama Nabantwana

A support group for young mothers and their children.  A place where they can meet other mums, share stories and have fun with their little ones. We provide workshops and parenting lessons along with vaccinations for babies and sexual health and well-being checks for the ladies

Homework Club

A place where children are given support for homework and assignments, as well as providing them with a hot meal. 

Sports Club

An active club that enables children to participate in team sports such as football, volleyball and netball.

Gardening Scheme

Teaching the local community how to grow their own organic vegetables enabling them to provide food for their families.


A place where children and community members can read books and listen to stories read by Team Mabaso.

Granny Club

A weekly club for those in their twilight years where they get together for a natter and a cuppa. We arrange workshops, guest speakers, health checks, days out, special lunches and picnics and even an annual holiday to the ocean.

Grocery Pack Distribution

Preparing and delivering grocery packs to the community of Meriting.

Friday Night Feeding Station

 The Winnie Mabaso Foundation feeds over 1000 people each week at their Friday night feeding station.

Satellite Clinic

Proud to partner with Ennerdale Clinic to provide baby vaccinations, well-woman clinics, sexual health, HIV testing and granny health checks.

Sbonelo Youth

This is an empowerment and mentoring programme for boys, creating a positive impact on their future.