Who we Are?



Our Story

Society Impacting Development (SID) started off as a mere desire to “do something” about the dire circumstances the co-founders encountered when they one day went to visit an acquaintance in a shack community in Lanseria. 


The shock of seeing children walking dusty streets half naked, dirty, and sometimes hungry. From this was born a desire to help impoverished communities attain self actualisation and create safe environments where children strive and youth is reaching their full potential.

Why we exist?



SID exists to bring about sustainable change and growth in lives of people living under difficult circumstances through  education, skills development, relief and increasing access to readily available resources and services.


• To effectively use available resources by adopting evidence based approaches

• To prioritise mathematics, English, and short term qualifications in our education programs.

• To increase employability and business acumen within impoverished communities..

• To highlight social relief plans that directly impact on sustained development of individuals and families.



Give a young one tuition for a college qualification. Donate $ 650

donation covers tuition and transport to college.

Give a child education for a year. Donate $ 250

donation covers school uniform and tutorship

Build a family home for child led family. Donate $ 1500

donation covers the build and basic furniture,

Meet Our Experts

Angel Arends

Social Work& Development

Mapule Ndlovu

Life Skills

Maria Van deMerve


Cobus Peterse

Careers& Skills development