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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of burns in children under 3 yrs are a result of ABUSE.

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 challenging treks in the world. Join me  or Donate  for Avela #TogethertoGive.

News & Events


Press Release – 1 February 2018

Raising funds for and honouring South African children with serious burn injuries
Twelve people from across continents will soon embark on an expedition that will be life-changing – not only for …

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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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