Empowering Futures: The Design26 Foundation’s Impact Journey

In the heart of Cape Town, South Africa, a transformative force known as the Design26 Foundation is on a mission to revolutionize lives, one woman at a time. Guided by the unyielding spirit of Suraya Williams and her team, and a commitment to empowerment, this foundation is poised to make a lasting impact on the lives of young women in Mitchell’s Plain. Supported by The Caban Foundation, their shared goal of creating opportunities for underprivileged communities is truly inspiring.

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Founded by Suraya Williams, the Design26 Foundation has a story deeply rooted in personal growth and rediscovery. Suraya’s late mother, a revered dressmaker and CMT in their local community, had hoped for her daughter to follow in her footsteps. However, Suraya’s path led her to corporate pursuits. It was only after her mother’s passing on her birthday that she rekindled her passion for sewing and design, and the Design26 Foundation was born in 2018. This foundation symbolizes not only a legacy of craft but a commitment to empowerment and social change.

The Design26 Foundation’s core mission is to empower young women in Mitchell’s Plain, providing them with skills that pave the way for financial independence and self-sufficiency. Recognizing the challenges faced by youth in the community — from limited job opportunities to the grip of substance abuse and abuse — the foundation aims to shatter these cycles by offering skills training, employment prospects, and a renewed sense of hope.

The Design26 Foundation Is Taking a Stand Against Youth Unemployment

It’s no secret that South Africa grapples with a staggering youth unemployment rate of 51.4%. In response, the Design26 Foundation, with the unwavering support of the Caban Foundation, is embarking on a pivotal journey to establish the first-ever community sewing skills training center in Harmony Village, Mitchell’s Plain. This center holds the promise of not just education and training, but a brighter future for countless young women who yearn for an opportunity to break free from the shackles of their circumstances.

Collaboration is the cornerstone of the Design26 Foundation’s success. Supported by the Caban Foundation, they aim to address the critical need for skill development among the employed workforce, driving productivity and economic growth. By equipping individuals with the means to create their own opportunities, both foundations are paving the way for a more sustainable and inclusive society.

support the design26 foundation

The Design26 Foundation’s crowdfunding campaign, in partnership with the Caban Foundation, invites compassionate individuals to contribute to this noble cause. Every donation, no matter the size, has the power to change lives and shape futures. Your support will directly impact the training of 270 women annually and the employment of 53 individuals in the 3rd quarter.

This is more than a charitable endeavor; it’s a chance to be a part of a movement that empowers and uplifts. Together, the Design26 Foundation and the Caban Foundation are weaving a narrative of transformation, resilience, and the unbreakable spirit of the human potential.

As the Design26 Foundation stitches dreams and paves pathways, the Caban Foundation proudly stands beside them, united in the vision of a brighter, more equitable future. Let’s join hands and be a catalyst for change. Together, we can turn dreams into reality and empower the next generation of young women to reach for the stars.

Call to Action: Help Build the 1st Sewing Skills and Entrepreneurship Training Centre in Mitchell’s Plain

The Design26 Foundation’s journey is far from complete, and you have the power to shape the course of its impact. By contributing to the crowdfunding campaign in partnership with the Caban Foundation, you can play a direct role in building the first-ever sewing skills and entrepreneurship training center in Mitchell’s Plain. Your donation, no matter the size, is an investment in the future of young women who deserve a chance to shine. Join us in creating lasting change, breaking barriers, and empowering dreams. Visit our crowdfunding campaign today and be a part of this remarkable transformation: Help Build the 1st Sewing Skills and Entrepreneurship Training Centre in Mitchell’s Plain. Together, we can turn a vision into a reality and write a story of hope, opportunity, and empowerment for generations to come.