Community Builder: Kim Feinberg

Founder: Tomorrow Trust

Why is Kim a Community Builder?

Kim Feinberg is passionate about empowering South Africa’s next generation, in every way she can.

As the founder of Tomorrow Trust – an organisation that helps orphans and vulnerable children become self-sustainable through education – Kim is making a huge impact on the lives of thousands of children, many of whom are without any financial or emotional support.

Kim believes that in order to help South African orphans and vulnerable children further their education through colleges and universities, they need financial, emotional and practical support – which is exactly what the trust aims to give them.

In the end, Kim and her team hope that education will be the tool that releases these children from the charities they are forced to depend on.

In her own words .

“My hope and my dream for South Africa is that we all really see how special this country is, and how special our youth is, and if we all work together, we can create a country that is so wonderful to live in.”

Fast Facts

  • It is estimated that by 2010, there will be approximately 25-million Aids orphans in the world.
  • In 2007, South Africa achieved a 65% matric pass rate; matriculants in the Tomorrow Trust programme achieved an 82% pass rate.
  • During the holidays, the children are bussed into the holiday school programmes where they are taught by private school teachers at private schools.
  • In 2006, Tomorrow Trust started off with just over 200 students; today it has close to 1 000.

How can I help?

The trust is always looking for funding, volunteers, donations and more. To find out more, contact Tomorrow Trust or e-mail kim@tomorrow.org.za.

Story published on SAinfo on 5 August 2008.
Source: Brand South Africa