Extension of INJONGO

Due to the large amount of children the INJONGO Educare Center accommodates daily, we decided to extend the playspaces. Together with parents and care givers, we planned the process of converting one other shipping container for now, installing it on site and painting it for the use of the kids.

A second container will follow soon, as well as the roofs and the beautification of the outdoor spaces.


A great Christmas contribution!

On Christmas eve the Organisation “Stalltür-auf e.V.” performed the traditional nativity play in Willich in the crowded chapel of St. Bernhard. Thanks to the enormous generosity of all visitors the amount of 1.600 € was collected for the upliftment of the children’s environment in Mfuleni.

We wanna thank the actors as well as those visitors for their amazing support!


Alive and kickin’

Let yourself be inspired by the joy of living in the South African township Mfuleni!



Thanks to the many visitors of our stand on the ‘Herbstfest’! Over warm-up drinks, we presented the Matchbox art campaign JAHRESGABE, which was nearly sold out at the end of the day!


Once around the world ..

The annual summer fest of the Primary School in Willich Wekeln was celebrated in the spirit of ‘Once around the world’. The school children, their parents and teacher collected 1.433,47 € for the kids in Mfuleni – a great gesture of sharing the joy!


A great Event!

What an amazing party – the Matchbox presentation was a great success. We d like to thank the many visitors for their interest in the Matchbox projects!

We are delighted about the many supporter joining the Matchbox art campaign JAHRESGABE. The original South African art works were sold out at the end of the day and many more orders are being placed.




A warm invitation to join us on the

25th of June 2017, 11 am – 18 pm

MEIN FEST‘, Hochstraße, Willich Schiefbahn, Germany

MATCHBOX is presenting the work, offering drinks for a good cause, getting creative with kids and launching this year’s EDITION 2017 of our art initiative JAHRESGABE.

We are looking forward to see you there!


.. no mountain too high!

Towards the end of another great year, the Matchbox Action Team Iva, Jenna and Verena hiked up the beautiful Lions Head in Cape Town. Thanks girls, for your wonderful energies and great work!

We are looking forward to further wonderful achievements in 2017.


Welcome to Ivakele!

Welcome to Ivakele Xongwana in the Matchbox team!

Iva will represent Matchbox in the upgraded crèches on a daily base and will assist in the educational tasks on the ground.

As a mother of 2 year old Thandaza, she is passionate about children’s development, psychology and community work. Parallel to her new position as Matchbox ECD (Early Childhood Development) Facilitator, Iva is working towards qualification as professional in the area of education and children’s development. Together with our Health Facilitator Jenna Sue, Iva will be a huge contribution to the team.

It is wonderful to have her on board!

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