of the South African population annually sustains serious burn wounds. That amounts to 1.6 million cases per year of which 3500 are children … burn victims per year.

Who we are

The Avela Foundation is a non-profit organisation committed to help children with burn injuries on their road to physical and psychological recovery. Our foundation was inspired by a brave young girl who showed tremendous courage in the face of adversity.

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What we do

We want to support South African children with burn injuries. Through fund raising, we can assist with their psychological support. This will help them discover their full potential, as recovery is a lifelong rehabilitative process.

Funding will provide for the latest equipment to improve appearance, texture and thickness of their burn scars.

It is also our goal to raise funds to fulfil their special wishes through the Avela #TogetherToGift project.

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South African’s can use the Snapscan QR code below for simple & safe donations


Ways to Contribute


Recovery of mind, body and soul after suffering from burn wounds is a process many of us can’t begin to understand. Donate to make it easier.

Everest Trek 2018

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most challenging treks in the world. Donate  for Avela #TogethertoGive.

News & Events


Press Release – May 2018

Mission accomplished!
Avela Foundation: Trek to Everest Base Camp
The fifteen members of the team representing the Avela Foundation are back in South Africa after a challenging yet extremely rewarding trek to …

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Approx. 6500

South African children (1-14 yrs) die a year from burn related injuries and 75% are fluid related burns.




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