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.

Our Mission

Railton Foundation Swellendam aspires to create a model of integrated community development based on the involvement of the community itself. A partnership which includes South African authorities, organisations and structures, is a prerequisite for the realisation of specific sustainable development objectives.

Our Objective

It 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.

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

Our Board
Our Staff
Basil May

Basil May

Honorary President
Honorary President
Peter Le Roux

Peter Le Roux

Chairperson
Chairperson
Rachel Windvogel

Rachel Windvogel

Secretary
Secretary
Lesley Fredericks

Lesley Fredericks

Treasurer
Treasurer
Tobie de Wet

Tobie de Wet

Board Member
Board Member
Chester Adams

Chester Adams

Board Member
Board Member

Petrus Joubert

Board Member
Board Member