The Topsy Foundation
Topsy is a registered NPO and Public Benefit Organisation, serving the rural communities of the sub-district of Dipaleseng situated in Gert Sibande in the most southern part of Mpumalanga, South Africa for 20 years. Whilst services provided have shifted over the years in response to the community needs, they have always had at their core the focus of the wellbeing of the community, particularly vulnerable woman and children. Since 2015, after consultation with the community, services focus on young children under 6 years of age as research indicates that investment during these early, formative years brings the most return in terms of a more educated and prosperous adult population in later years. The interventions have five child-centred components which together provide the basic support and tools that need to be in place so that vulnerable children can be raised in as optimal an environment as possible.