Working together to make a difference…one child at a time

what You can do

give the young, vulnerable children of South Africa’s disadvantaged communities a chance to transform their lives through education, healthcare and hope.  Read more…

how You can do it

become partners with like minded people who want to make a difference. SideBySide forms partnerships between compassionate people like you, and dynamic, effective community leaders in South Africa. If you choose to contribute to our efforts, we keep you informed of needs in South Africa, and offer you an opportunity to give a child a chance at life. Read more..

what SideBySide does

we identify a South African Champion: a leader with a commitment to transforming their impoverished community through early child education and community services, a passion to make it happen, and demonstrated management skills to maintain the effort. Read more…

what You help Champions do

  • open Community Centers
  • establish Early Childhood Educational facilities
  • operate DayCare centers
  • run Adult educational and outreach programs
  • provide Supplemental nutritional supplies for malnourished children
  • build Community water projects
  • grow Community vegetable gardens
  • partner with South African and American churches.

Take a look…

Side by Side Blog

Winter in South Africa

Hemispherically and meteorologically speaking, if such a thing is even possible, North America is behind the times. We are just now gearing up for Jack Frost’s blast, but South Africa’s winter has already come and gone. For us, the coming chill will be warded off with...

New Name, New Website!

We wanted you to be among the first to know. We’ve redesigned Second Table Ministries’ website, and integrated it with our FaceBook page and Newsletter. As part of our new approach, we’ve also renamed our web site SideBySide to make it easier for new visitors to...

Meet the Champion of Aliwal North

We have some great news about your partnership with Second Table Ministries and Emmanuel Early Childhood Development Center in Aliwal North, whose Champion is Pastor Bradley Stoffels. Bradley's new  Early Child Development Home-based pilot project has begun to...

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They're off!

The DHL box truck was too big to make it down our driveway so they parked at the top in our neighbor's driveway and all the boxes were loaded into W's trusty old pickup and transported to the top. DHL was headed right to the airport from here.

I am relieved to have this piece behind us. Lots of work went into the contents of these boxes and I can hardly wait to see them arrive safe and sound in SA! ~Kelly V.
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Molly Mansker (Poulsbo, WA DfG Chapter Leader - wearing the scarf), Brenda Wall (Poulsbo Rotarian and SidebySide Board member), and Kelly Verduiun (SidebySide Treasurer), packing the 600 DfG kits that will be shipped off via DHL to South Africa next week for our Game Changer for Girls pilot project. Molly is so excited to be heading to South Africa at the end of this month, along with our SidebySide Executive Director, David Testerman, to be a part of the initial roll-out of this pilot project. The kits are so colorful and it will be exciting, especially for our USA-based collaborators, to see them in the hands of beautiful young women in South Africa. ... See MoreSee Less

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