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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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Next Adventure for a Cause – Everest Base Camp Trek 2018

Hello Everybody,
Doing it again for a great cause !!!!! Join me  or Donate  for Avela #TogethertoGive.
I have decided to make a difference by creating my very own fundraising journey to Mt. …

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Smile Week

The Avela Foundation along with the Smile Foundation donated The Lumenis UltraPulse(R) Laser Machine to The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa to help treat burn scars.
As part of the Smile Week this year (17-21 …

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Avela Smile Partnership

Smile Foundation & Avela Foundation Partnership introduces state-of-the-art Laser Technology for children with Burn Scars – A first in Africa
Africa’s first ground breaking state-of-the-art laser equipment has been introduced to …

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Sarie Magazine (March 2017) Featured Article

Heads turn when Cami Palomo walks into a room. This smouldering native of El Salvador, who calls Cape Town home these days, could easily be mistaken for an international model. …

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Featured Video

Special Assignment featured an episode in June 2015 called ‘Afterburn’, which highlights the devastating impact of shack fires on informal settlements and disadvantaged communities in South Africa.
We were given permission …

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Travel for a Purpose

Turia Pitt is a beautiful young engineer from Australia, a burn survivor, motivational speaker, and the author of a book called “Everything to Live For”.
When I read Turia’s book, I …

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