Enabling vulnerable children to grow up into healthy, productive adults.


Today’s disadvantaged children.
Tomorrow’s healthy adults.

The Thoughtful Path is a way of life, a new way of thinking, and a fresh look at the way charities work with communities. It is our flagship programme, designed to engage an entire community and enable its most vulnerable children to grow into healthy, productive adults.

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Transforming care for disadvantaged children in South Africa.

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Munsieville, in the Krugersdorp area of Gauteng province near Johannesburg, is said to be South Africa’s oldest undeveloped township. With a population of around 52,000, including over 10,000 orphans and other vulnerable children, it is also the childhood home of our Patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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What is The Thoughtful Path

The Thoughtful Path is based on several strategic themes which are combined into one integrated, community-based programme, to address many of the drivers of poor health in children and give them the chance to grow up into healthy, productive adults.

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Hope Park

For more than a century, Munsieville children have suffered poor health and low life-expectancy. At Hope Park, they now have easy access to health and well-being services without equal in South African townships. Hope Park is more than a stand-alone clinic - it is an integrated facility with a network of health and well-being practitioners, working together with a commitment to give every child the opportunity to grow into a healthy, productive adult.

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Tackling childhood malnutrition

Malnutrition affects millions of children in South Africa, causing over a third of child deaths. Food parcels and soup kitchens can help but are not sustainable. ‘You Grow-They Grow’ equips poor families to grow their own way to better nutrition, with you as their champion.

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The Thoughtful Path Charity is an independent South African non-profit company, working as the sole implementer of Project HOPE UK's Thoughtful Path initiative in South Africa. The Thoughtful Path Charity is committed to Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment and is a LEVEL FOUR B-BBEE CONTRIBUTOR, offering 100% B-BBEE procurement recognition to partners.

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