The partnership between the OLIVE LEAF Foundation in Cape Town and Abalimi is in formation and will involve training and support of our staff and OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) in the starting and maintaining of food gardens


The International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health supports high-quality, HIV-related activities around the world.

Partnering with the OLIVE LEAF Foundation in Port Elizabeth, ICAP’s three main focus areas are: service delivery, training, and operational research. ICAP works with the OLIVE LEAF Foundation to build capacity for family-focused HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programmes.


UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. They have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes them unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.

OLIVE LEAF Foundation collaborated with UNICEF during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with the creation of child friendly spaces.


GOLD Peer Education Development Agency is a dynamic non-profit youth development organisation working to build resilience around HIV/AIDS in vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through a long term adolescent peer education model within selected communities in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.

The GOLD programme aims to reduce the number of new HIV infections among youth and children; to lessen the impact of the HIV/AIDS crisis on orphans and vulnerable children, young people, families and communities; support education in difficult circumstances and develop capacity and leadership within their community based partner organisations.

GOLD currently partners with 35 organisations to implement the GOLD Programme to equip and empower 7400 peer educators who influence their peers to make healthy and purpose driven life choices. GOLD is partnering with the OLIVE LEAF Foundation in South Africa.

Umzi Wethu

The Wilderness Foundation has developed a dynamic model called the “Umzi Wethu Training Academy for Displaced Youth,” relying on the economic promise of ecotourism to tackle the cycle of poverty and HIV/Aids head on with skills development and job placement among some of the most vulnerable members of society – youth on the verge of adulthood. Umzi Wethu targets youth that show resilience and ambition – but despair of opportunities to support their households – and transforms them into highly employable young adults.

OXFAM Australia

The partnership between OXFAM Australia and OLIVE LEAF Foundation is a relatively new, being established in September 2008.

OXFAM Australia through its Southern Africa Child Social Protection Program (SACSPP) is providing funding for the OLIVE LEAF Foundations Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) programme in Durban. The objective of this funding is to support the existing Durban OVC programme as well as increase comprehensive and integrated care and support for OVC’s using the community capacity enhancement programme model (CCEP), increase socio-economic support for families infected and affected by HIV and AIDS and increase the capacity of schools to identify and support OVCs.


The partnership with NACOSA (Networking AIDS Community of South Africa) in the Western Cape started in 2005 and more specifically with CHAIN (Childrens HIV/AIDS Network) to train and mentor Community based Organisations in Psycho-Social support for children. The work with Organisations in Khayelitsha and Vredendal is still ongoing. the OLIVE LEAF Foundationhas also been invited to facilitate sessions at several Provincial CHAIN meetings as well as the Masibambisane Conference in 2006.


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