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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The Avela Foundation is committed to help raise awareness regarding the difficulties that burn survivors face as well as raising funds to help these kids recover, rehabilitate and discover their …

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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.

We Made It!

Trekking For a Cause – We raised R2m for the Kimberley Hospital burn ward refurbishment and the UMATTER burn support programme.

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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.

What we do

Cotopaxi, Ecuador Trek 2023

Cotopaxi is the world’s highest active volcano.

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Cape Talk – Story Cafe Webinar

Listen to the CapeTalk Story Cafe Webinar with Heléna Cullis that took place in studio on Tuesday, 15th February 2022.

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Our Partners

Antonio Zaninovic Architecture Studio

Known Design

The North Face

First Globe Investment

Smile Foundation

When We Travel

Out In Africa


Kapama Private Game Reserve

Amzak Capital Management

Cento Capital