FOR THE COMMUNITY WITH THE COMMUNITY
The Railton Foundation was founded in 2006 after a Dutch lawyer had travelled through South Africa and decided to start an NGO in Swellendam which could assist with community development in Railton/Swellendam. The strategy was to provide financial assistance to projects and NGOs with a proven record of meritorious service to indigent inhabitants of especially Railton.
The beneficiaries of this funding over the years, included a TV training programme, a structure that teaches youth in Railton to play musical instruments, a local bursary fund, a community research project in 2010, a structure promoting reconciliation, a community action programme, a church brigade, a reading/literacy programme at a school and a leadership programme for school-going youth.
In addition the Railton Foundation Swellendam aims to, where possible and necessary, stimulate, support and undertake skills development, small business development and crime prevention programmes