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Funding Application Forms

Applications to apply for funding can be downloaded here: TCAT Funding Application Form 2024 TCAT Funding Budget Form          

New pillars for 2024

The Thabo Trust will have new focus areas for 2024, and have made some changes to the pillars for projects in 2024. They are: Community Welfare Skills Development and Education Infrastructure Development Enterprise Development Sports, Arts & Culture All proposal received will be subjected to a screening process, and any that does not fall within…

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ECD Training

During 2020 and 2021, 18 individuals from Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu were selected to complete an ECD Diploma course presented by Marematlou Training Institute. The 17 ladies and 1 gentlemen completed the course mid 2021 despite the many challenges that was caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. The graduation ceremony was held in December and…

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Education Intervention

With all the challenges that came with the Covid 19 pandemic, learners at school were some of the hardest hit when it came to quality education. Classes were cancelled and learners were at home for months at a time without any formal education taking place. Schools in the rural areas do not have the online…

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Covid Food Hampers

TCAT launched a Covid-19 hunger relief program at the end of July 2020 when the need for food and hunger relief was identified. This project continued for a period of 7 months till the end of January 2021. With the assistance of local organisations operating in the remote villages of Thaba Nchu, families were identified…

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Water is life

The Ikemisetseng Farming Co-operative in Tweefontein Village to the south of Thaba Nchu received irrigation equipment and fencing materials from the trust. This co-op has been farming in the area for many years and have grown their small operations to such an extent that expansion was necessary. An area of 53 Hectares were fenced and…

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Keeping girls in school

Everybody understands the importance of keeping learners in school, and the sad reality is that many girls loose out on valuable time, because they do not attend school due to lack of sanitary products. During two separate women’s month initiatives, the TCAT distributed care packages to nearly 600 girl learners in the Botshabelo and Thaba…

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Moola for Waste brings hope

  Credit to Bloemfontein Courant 9 June 2016 Waste can now bring home some money to put bread on the table. This is thanks to a dynamic community project, the Moola for Waste Community Recycling Centre. The Thabo Community Action Trust has injected about R600 000 into the centre and sees many families in the…

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Happy feet

School shoes to the value of R50 000 were donated and distributed to primary school learners in and around Botshabelo and Thaba Nchu. With winter approaching fast, these shoes came at the right time to these children as many of them do not have any shoes to wear to school. A local NPO named Botsh-town…

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Christmas Food Hampers

Each year during the festive season, the Thabo Community Action Trust (TCAT) launches a food parcel project to distribute hampers to individuals from the Thaba N’chu and Botshabelo areas. This year we partnered with Shoprite/Checkers to increase the number of hampers and bring relief to even more households. “In 2014 we were able to distribute…

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Diba sa Thuto Creche

Thabo Community Action Trust (TCAT) celebrated the opening of their latest project in F-Section Botshabelo namely Diba sa Thuto Pre-School. The project started in April of this year and the official opening was held on the 3rd December 2016. TCAT is very proud to present this community welfare project which is the result of many…

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Roots Roadshow

Taking community upliftment through entrepreneurial development to the next level, the Thabo Community Action Trust (TCAT) is launching the ROOTs Traders Club and ROOTs Youth road shows in a fun and entertaining evening at the Windmill Casino on 01 August 2013. Join a representative of Free State’s Regional Government who will officially launch the initiatives…

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Roots Youth 2013

OUR THANKS TO ALL YOU FABULOUS YOUNG PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ATTENDED AND PARTICIPATED IN OUR SHOWS. We now have your details thank you, and will be in touch soon with details on what is happening next for young people in the area. Chat to you all soon The ROOTS Team

TCAT Launches the Wonderbag Project

After many strategic meetings and discussions, the TCAT finally launched its flagship project of manufacturing Wonderbags. This took place on 24 April 2012 at factory number 40 Orange Street in Botshabelo. Present were different stakeholders from Business sector, Goverment sector, Free State Development Corporation (FDC), Media as well as the memebers of the Co-operatives who…

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An Exciting Moment for TCAT

The 09 June 2012 marked the first wonderbag distribution done by TCAT. It was a very cold day when the Wonderbag team went out with excitement to go and distribute the first wonderbags to the community in the West section in Botshabelo. The communities were first notified through the distribution of leaflets on 06 June…

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