Taung Child Foundation (TCF) is a youth development volunteer organisation operating in and around the Greater Taung District Municipality of South Africa. Their name is inspired by and pays homage to the original Taung Child, a 2.8 million years old hominid fossil which was discovered in the village of Buxton in Taung in 1924.
Despite being at the centre of human evolution, Taung remains one of the most impoverished and underdeveloped areas in South Africa.
Their goal is, together with other stakeholders, to play a strategic and active role in improving the quality of the lives of the youth in this region. They aim to do this through offering tutoring and mentorship programmes that will improve the learning experience of high school learners in the area as well as creating safe and well-resourced spaces where the youth can learn, engage their creativity and develop ICT skills critical in today’s economy.