Sugar Daddies Animated Film

This is why South African schoolgirls say ‘yes’ to sex with sugar daddies

Development & Education

For years, high schools in South Africa have warned female students about the risks of dating older men. But for one girl in poverty, it is hard to say “no” to a sugar daddy.


Meet the woman behind a South African high school’s success

Development & Education
NASA scientist speaks at COSAT

School Year Blog: South African students meet a NASA scientist

Development & Education
COSAT student

School Year Blog: What do South African kids think it’s like in America?

Development & Education
Students at COSAT shave each other's heads

School Year: A dress code to keep the ‘gangsters’ away

Development & Education
Three seniors perform a song at COSAT.

School Year Blog: Students celebrate Senior Day with musical performances

Development & Education

Two girls sing a cute duet, the choir performs an African song (with dancing), and a trio of boys does some a capella.

Two seniors at COSAT

School Year Blog: For low-income students, life after high school can be daunting

Development & Education

The end of the school year is always an emotional time for seniors. For poor students, fear and anxiety can be the dominant emotions.

Seniors pose at the COSAT prom

School Year Blog: Crashing the ultimate fashion show, a South African prom

I was told that proms are a big deal in South Africa — particularly in low-income, black townships. But nothing could have prepared me for the fashion show I witnessed.

Tandie all dressed up for the prom.

From the shacks to the prom, a South African girl’s night of glamour

See the makeover that transforms a poor and smart South African Cinderella into a beauty queen for a night. By day, she’s a student in a remarkable science and tech high school that lifts kids from a poor township near Cape Town into a better life.

Animation inspires in South Africa

A new animation academy is bringing hope to some of the most violent neighborhoods in South Africa.