Lighthouse Foundation

our story


Established in 2015 by actress and UNHCR ambassador Nomzamo Mbatha, the  Nomzamo Lighthouse Foundation’s work is inspired  by the plight of South Africa’s most vulnerable and marginalized.



Youth Empowerment

food security

Through our partnership networks within the public, private and civil sectors we have established scholarship and youth empowerment  programmes, positively impacting youth and changing the course of many lives. The foundation has a growing national footprint spanning seven out of nine  provinces (i.e. KZN, EC, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Free-State, WC and Gauteng) and is set to expand to all nine. We continue to develop and expand our programme offering and partnership networks to reach and impact as many lives as possible.

We currently have 112
students in our bursary

Host 2-day Youth Connect
summit that supports youth from underprivileged and vulnerable communities with skills development and mentorship. We have impacted 10 000 young people over a course of 3 years

Supported several schools in South Africa with
school shoes, school
jerseys as well as school
stationery utilities

Partnering with global
companies Unilever,
Johnsons & Johnson,
Cotton On, Hollywoodbets
and private donors

The foundation is established based on an ever-growing demand
for support to marginalized youth, child-headed homes and
senior citizens in South Africa.

our Projects