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10 June 2021

An update on the cape flats youth development programme

It’s been a while since our last update on the Cape Flats Youth Development Programmes (C.F.Y.D.P) – one of the charities we support through the Speak First Foundation.

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29 October 2020

How Speak First has been supporting communities during the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time, bringing challenges and loss to people and families all over the world. At Speak First, we have always had a strong commitment to helping others ...

28 October 2019

Terry Bowen, speak first global training designer, visits the cape flats charity team

Since working at Speak First, I’ve had many opportunities to learn new things and gain valuable life experiences. Even at my age I’m still learning new things!

30 September 2019

A conversation with... Ester UYS, CEO of The Cape Flats Youth Development Programme

Ester Uys has spent many years as a social worker, working with some of the most at-risk children in Cape Town Flats in South Africa. In January 2017, she established the Cape Flats Youth Development ...

16 May 2019

Amanda Vickers, Speak First CEO, visits the cape flats youth programme

Imagine growing up in a house with corrugated iron walls and roof, with no heating and where the electricity is drawn from a nearby street light. In this area there are no public services provided – ...

23 January 2019

The Cape Flats Youth Development Programme (C.F.Y.D.P.)

On this blog, we recently shared details of The Floating School project in Bangladesh sponsored by the Speak First Foundation. This initiative ensures children have access to quality education ...

11 January 2019

The Floating School in Bangladesh

 “My life’s mission is to help people” says Amanda Vickers, Speak First CEO.    A mission she has been passionate about since an early age and throughout her professional career, Amanda fiercely ...

21 July 2016

Continuing our commitment to learning

As part of the Speak First Foundation’s on-going commitment to developing the education and lives of children, one of our trainers has recently been working with a project in Cape Town, South Africa.