The Manaleni Achievement Centre provides care for at-risk youth in HIV/AIDS affected KwaMhlanga, South Africa through healthcare, education, and leadership development.

A Brief Background About The MAC

Since Opening its doors in 2007, the Manaleni Centre has served the Manaleni Community which is located in the city of KwaMhlanga, SA. KwaMhlanga has a population of about 500,000 people. In addition to an HIV/AIDS infection rate of about 40%, there is an unemployment rate of about 80%. There is a great deal of poverty in the region, and access to water, electricity and transporation are limited.

The Manaleni Centre is not an orphanage, it is a "day care centre" which provides between 100-140 children 2 meals a day, 7 days a week,

school uniforms required to attend school, counseling, assistance with school work, after school activities and Bible Study. The children attending the Centre are orphaned or "at-risk"; many have lost one or both parents, some come from families in severe financial hardship or abuse. Most come from families that make less than $20/month per family member.

In addition to caring for the children attending the Centre, Home Care Workers from the Manaleni Centre provide assistance to about 35 families in the community.

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What Manaleni Can Do


Continue to feed and nurture.


Expand the learning experience.


Builds character to build leaders.


Connect to a world of opportunity.

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