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Creating better tomorrows from the ashes of today

Our Acheivements

The Papillon Foundation is an independent, non-profit and non-denominational, a-political Public Benefit Organisation with the following mission:
"Papillon - Creating better tomorrows from the ashes of today"

“We pray that our actions will inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, wherever they may be, as it is up to each of us to bring about better tomorrows.”

Taken from John Quincy Adams (1825-182)


The Southern Suburbs of Johannesburg was of the first to be developed during the heady and exciting days of the Gold Rush in the early 1800’s. Once the home of Statesmen and Millionaires, these Suburbs have degenerated into vast decay, very similar today to areas such as the Bronx in America. From the farm of Turffontein, registered in 1859 pre-dating the discovery of gold, to the development of the Turffontein Race Course on a portion of the farm during the gold rush that saw the mining camp Johannesburg, explode with wealth and destitution alike; to the shame of the concentration camp that w

How YOU can Help

NB: Papillon is tax exempt (18a) and tax deduction certificates will be issued for all financial donations!

Our Needs List

Any donations will be appreciated.

There is a need for the following items:

Charity Division: (Socio economic)

  • Clothing / Blankets / Toys / Nappies / Furniture / Bedding / Food / Appliances / Toiletries etc.
  • Books and Toiletries for Old Age Homes, also tinned food.
  • Christmas presents for Orphan Homes and Crèches.
  • Any unwanted new or used good quality goods.

Social Outreach Skills Training Division: (Enterprise Development)

Items Cost Sponsoring 15

How to Donate

Whether you would like to make a direct deposit via electronic banking, donate with PayPal or use our online payment facility,, you know every donation is well used and much appreciated.

South African Residents please note: All donations made to the Papillon Foundation are exempt from tax.

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Knowledge is Power

We offer subsidised social outreach courses in:

  • English
  • Computer Basics
  • ICDL – International Computer Driving Licence


Study with Us

Subsidised social outreach courses.

Papillon does not discriminate against religion, age, race or gender. Financially each case is reviewed on merit and accommodated accordingly.

Training Projects - Contents

E-Learner Computer Basics (ICDL Foundational)

Requirements: Basic English Literacy

Contents: Entry-level computer skills—IT Basics, Files & Folders, Drawing, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Web-Browsing & Email

Duration: Full-time: 2 weeks/ Mon-Thurs /9am-1:30p

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Blanket Distribution

2 Jul, 12

...at Meals on Wheels - Johannesburg South

Tea and Cake

4 Jun, 12

At the Emmerentia Eventide Home



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International Donations

International donations can be made via Ammado.
All major credit and debit cards are accepted!