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Together, we’re creating a future where all children have a starting chance on their educational journey.
Christiaan Greyling

Christiaan Greyling

Trail runner and adventure enthusiast

Early in 2016, Kirsty Hatt, our media guru, met Christiaan and they got chatting. Christiaan, a well-known South African trail runner was looking at ways he could help people at work who kept coming late. One day he decided to catch a bus and train to work and it blew his mind – this was a different world. He decided to camp on the mountain and run to work and back each day. But he decided he wanted to make a difference to a charity. This is where Kirsty came into the picture. She introduced him to Starting Chance and so the friendship began. Every day for a week Christiaan ran to and from work to the mountain where he was camping. Good weather and bad he kept going. All the money raised during this amazing week was donated to Starting Chance. We received a lot of media coverage and suddenly Starting Chance was on the map! We decided to send out a challenge to friends we knew around the world, “who would like to do something different to raise funds for us?”. And so “Friends of Starting Chance” was born and extraordinary things began to happen all over the globe.
Arjan

Arjan

A brave cyclist and a hotel school...

Meet Arjan

Mums group

Mums group

Having fun and making a difference!

Meet our Mums group

Eva

Eva

A market and a book club in Sweden...

Meet Eva

Compass

Compass

A company with a heart in Johannesburg

Meet Compass

Irena

Irena

Stenstrom's “build” a better future with Starting Chance

Meet Irena

Lo

Lo

Cape Town to Washington dinner

Meet Lo

Ort SA

Ort SA

All you need to teach the basics about lego…

Meet Orta SA

True Roots

True Roots

Party with a purpose in Cape Town

Meet True Roots

Sweet Valley School

Sweet Valley School

Kids helping kids in Cape Town…

Meet Sweet Valley

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