Many roadblocks on the cradle-to-career journey lead to a dropout rate of over 50% in Philippi


Amandla’s unique approach equips local organisations with tools and resources to empower children in townships like Philippi to excel from cradle to career.

By increasing access to cradle-to-career supports for the youth and building their sense of agency to seek the support they need, we’re making sure that every child is ready for success.  

Help us empower Philippi youth for a brighter future.

About Us

Amandla Development is Empowered Development

Amandla coordinates a network wherein local knowledge and active citizenship meet government processes.

Our two main programmes, Community Solutions and the Resource Access Programme, works with our our network of government, schools, NGOs, and community members to tear down barriers from HIV (link to AYFS) to lacking academic support (link to literacy group), to build the support network Philippi’s children need.

The Amandla Development Team

Scott Clarke

Founding Director

Taona Tsopo

Programme Manager

Bongiwe Radebe

Project Manager

Darsha Indrajith

Communications & Development Associate

Mzwanele Tshose

Community Solutions Coordinator

Phuti Mashita

Data Capturer


To empower the community of Philippi we need to build strong networks and work towards a common vision