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Community projects

My Foundation is based on helping childen, and I handpick projects that are close to my heart and home”

HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco

The Foundation’s various volunteer projects allow us to clean the environment around our pools, rivers, and oceans, repair and revitalise derelict state swimming pools and bring sponsored swimming lessons to the underprivileged. Whatever we do, and whoever we do it with, the Foundation aims to inspire, save lives, and empower our ambassadors and partners to continue making a difference in their communities.

The Foundation’s various social programmes and initiatives
  • 2024 Projects

    • Midmar Mile: This year a team of 10 swimmers represented the Foundation at the Open Water Swim in Durban, raising awareness for the foundation.
    • St Dunstans “Polar Bear Challenge”: Beyond the thrill of plunging into icy waters, the Challenge had a greater purpose – the Blanket Drive.
    • LSA Drowning Prevention Conference: We are proud to have been the headline sponsor at this years ILS Africa Conference.
    • LSA Programmes: In total, Lifesaving South Africa has reached 40,273 individuals with their vital programs.​
    • Siyasandisa Academy: through joint efforts, we have achieved the following:
    • Water Safety Education: 2,200 learners reached across 8 events.​
    • Learn to Swim: 412 learners benefited from 6 events.​
    • Canoeing: 14 learners participated in 5 events.​
    • Canoe Polo: 14 learners engaged in 1 event.​
    • Water Polo: 30 learners taken part in 12 events.​
    • Survival Swimming for our Rugby youths: Alongside Lifesaving South Africa and VUSA rugby we are establishing a comprehensive water safety program in Langa to ensure the safety of children in water activities and empower the community with essential life-saving skills.
    • Pool Revitalization: Several public pools in the East Rand area are in urgent need of intervention to address their deteriorating condition and ensure their viability as community assets. We will be starting with the refurbishment of the Benoni pool.


  • Past Projects

    • Donated 150 pairs of school shoes to Lesabe Primary School, Benoni
    • Built 3 new modular classrooms complete with fully operational kitchens, storerooms, and toilets at Gugulesizwe Primary School, Daveyton
    • Giving access to 400 000 children across 4 300 schools in South Africa to HSH Princess Charlene’s Living Water programme, in partnership with Lifesaving South Africa
    • #educate2gether initiative to reach 2 million children
    • Donated funds toward a bus to Kiddies Aqua Swimming to transport children safely to and from their swimming lessons.

Do not hesitate to contact us for any enquiry you may have, whether it be for more information, to volunteer or to support us.