From the Community, with the Community.

The Railton Foundation Swellendam is a public, not-for-profit organisation that aims to provide in partnership with other community structures support regarding the promotion of education, health care, sport, youth development, community welfare and reconciliation in the Swellendam Municipal Area. This aim is pursued with consideration to the fact that the poorest inhabitants are often most in need of assistance and are best informed of possible solutions to their problems. For that reason the motto is: From the community, with the community.

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The project aims to identify and develop talent as well as provide a platform to the community members of the Railton and broader Swellendam area to showcase their talents.

About The Project

This project endeavours to identify and develop talent as well as provide a platform to the community members of the Railton and broader Swellendam area to showcase their talents. The community of Railton do not enjoy the privilege of regular events that expose them to arts and culture activities and/or productions; hence the stimulation of interest in this sector is limited.
The Foundation currently hosts a monthly Social Evening for the youth in Railton. This project started in October 2015 and is still on-going and has seen an increase in youth participation and support by the community and stakeholders, and has become the monthly platform for showcasing talent uncovered with the project and for talent scouts to identify potential individuals/groups for development.
The Foundation expanded the project and started with development on the 8th of November 2016 at the Thusong Centre in Swellendam on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, free of charge for the benefit of the youth and broader community. We aim to assist with the prevention of social ills such as substance abuse, gangsterism, teenage pregnancy, etc

Stakeholders & Sponsors

Bontebok Primary School
Cape Nature
Department of Correctional Services (DCS)
Department of Social Development (DCD)
Early Learning Resource Unit (ELRU)
Ekhozi Rural Development Services
G&D Training
Independent Electoral Comission (IEC)
Western Cape Education Department
Evolution Media House
Field and Fork Restaurant
Hoek’s Toyota Swellendam
Pizza World Swellendam
Soill Swellendam
Swellengrebel Hotel
Top Carpets & Floors Swellendam
VRT-Pitt Primary School(Venue)
Wimpy Swellendam
Woodpecker Pizzadeli
Cape Access Swellendam
Petrichor Adventures
Rotary Club Swellendam
Swellendam Arts Movement (SAM)
Swellendam Municipality
Swellendam Neighbourhood Watch
Swellendam Secondary School
The Domingo Effect
VRT-Pitt Primary School
Western Cape Provincial Legislature