The Gem Project is formally registered as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), a Non-Profit Company (NPC) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) with B-BBEE Level 1 status.
We are a child & youth centred development organisation which aims to bring about meaningful, impactful and sustainable change in the lives of vulnerable children and youth at risk in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province. We offer vulnerable children and youth an enabling environment which assists them in their personal and academic development and empowerment. We focus on the holistic development of the beneficiary and provide physiological, psycho-social, educational, life skills, vocational and work readiness training.
For the youth beneficiaries, the Gem Project Youth Academy provides them with a 2nd chance to gain meaningful work related education and vocational work readiness skills training which equips them with functional skills to enter the world of work and to become responsible citizens.
What we do
Our Programmes & Projects
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YOUTH ACADEMY – SENIOR SCHOOL
SENIOR RESIDENCE – LIVING & LEARNING LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME
YOUTH WORK READINESS & SKILLS MASTERY PROGRAMME
JUNIORS BRIDGING SCHOOL
COMMUNITY LEARNERS SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME
VOCATIONAL SKILLS, LEARN TO WORK & NEW VENTURE CREATION PROGRAMME
JUNIOR RESIDENCE – PARTIAL CARE FACILITY
IN HOUSE PROGRAMMES / SPECIAL PROJECTS
What makes us different?
Our Gem children & youth are our unique difference!
We aim to make a difference by using the concept of ‘different’ in all we do.
Our kids are perceived as ‘different’ and we aim to prove being different is what makes you unique.
Our aim is to refine our rough gems into precious gemstones with the support and through the collective & collaborative efforts of the Gem multi-disciplined team and our strategic partners”
“Different is our motto… The differences in rare Gem’s increases its worth & value…
Our kids, our staff, practical teaching methodology & our approach …
Together as ‘diversified’ we aim to make a difference…”
He was roaming the streets when was found by the Gem Project. In order to survive, Alfred hustled to get money for food. As he was living on the streets and indulging in social wrongs, he did not attend school. Alfred was given all the support from the Gem...
Alrico was a challenged youth, surviving on the streets as a beggar at main traffic intersections in the City. He was noticed by the Gem Project, who took him under their wing. Despite him begging on the streets, he was a very friendly young man that...
CJ, Emilio & Bramwell was living on the streets with their mother when they were found by the Gem Project. At that time, they were not attending school although they were of school going age. They were severely neglected and deprived of their basic...
Get in Touch
PHONE: 041 364 1220 / 041 364 1559
ADDRESS: Corner Kragga Kamma & Lakeside Road, Theescombe, Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay
The Gem Project
Cnr Kragga Kamma & Lake Farm Road
Nelson Mandela Bay