Earthchild Project

Established in 2007 Earthchild Project is a Cape Town based non-profit organization working with children in schools in Khayelitsha and Lavender Hill.

They work within the school curriculum providing yoga, mindfulness and healthy living classes to promote holistic education, driven by the belief that learning and transformation occurs only when we are connected to ourselves, others and our environment. For many children living in the townships this a much needed nurturing, safe and supportive space.

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Earthchild Classrooms

The Earthchild Shala Campaign in Kayelitsha

Earthchild Project and The Shala have teamed up to build an environmentally friendly classroom and yoga space.

Approximately 3200 children in Cape Town receive regular yoga classes with the Earthchild yoga project, a non-profit organization based in Khayelitsha and Lavender Hill, offering complimentary education to under-resourced schools. Through the practice of yoga and meditation these young children are encouraged to connect with themselves as well as grow into conscious, confident and responsible children.

Earthchild Project has identified the need for these children to have a space that is quiet and safe. They have teamed up with The Shala to build an environmentally friendly classroom and yoga space which will empower these children to inspire dreaming and visioning.


More than six million girls in South Africa miss a week of school each month due to lacking sanitary towels and tampons. This equates to almost three months per year and loss of education often resulting in these girls dropping out of school completely.

Resolving this issue can lead to better school attendance, empowerment and joy for this special time in each girls life. The Shala has teamed up with the Earthchild Project to make a difference in some of these girls lives. The #girlchild campaign provides girls from the Earthchild project with sustainable sanitary wear and includes an educational component covering all areas of body care, sex education and self-worth.

Our 2018, 2019 and 2020 campaigns where hugely successful and we would like to thank the community for their generous support in helping us reach our targets. This was done through various events and generous contributions from people in their private capacity. We have managed to distribute to over 400 girls from Earthchild Projects young girls clubs.

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