The funds collected from Night of 1000 Drawings are donated to 3 amazing chosen non-profit organisations who have a focus on education.

PaballoYa Batho

Paballo Ya Batho is the inspiration behind the 1000 Drawings concept and subsequent movement. 

PaballoYa Batho means ‘caring for the people’. This non-profit organisation established in 1989 supports people who face the hardship of life without the safety net of a house, income or personal security.

What do they do:
  • Soup kitchens serving 100 homeless people in Rissik Street, downtown Joburg.
  • Inner city feeding scheme where volunteers meet the soup and bread vehicle at the BP Garage on the corner of Joubert St and Empire Rd, Braamfontein to serve soup and bread to 200 homeless people including 40 children who meet them on Tuesday and Wedensday evenings.
  • Women’s soup kitchen assisting in feeding about 100 women at the central office in Braamfontein
  • The ID project which assists South African members of the community to acquire Identity Cards that they can use for voter registration, to find employment, open bank accounts, obtain social grants, etc.
  • Work with Human Rights lawyers providing referrals for issues requiring specialist legal intervention
  • Support the homeless in their quest for employment by typing and printing their CVs and obtaining copies of school leaving certificates and/or other qualifications or memberships.

DlalaNje Foundation

Dlala Nje Foundation offers safe, diverse and engaging environments for kids in difficult communities through providing community centres for them to access. 180 children use the centre at Ponte City in Joburg with the staff coming from the local communities.

They provide a place where kids can experience new things and awaken their passions.

A place where talent is nurtured, and confidence built.  The focus is on education providing free computers, internet access, daily homework facilitation, a library and an environment for the children to reach their potential.



The programmes and activities include:
  • Tutoring
  • Art and craft
  • Computers Soccer
  • Dancing
  • Homework facilitation
  • Boxing
  • Drama
  • Library
  • Skateboarding
  • Yoga
  • Judo

The team at DlalaNje believe that exposing children to new experiences enables learning in fun and different ways.  When you try new things, you slowly figure out what you want to do and who you want to be.

Everybody Love Everybody ELE

ELE’s mission is to create a conscious movement in society to uplift and spread love everywhere it is needed.

It was started by a passionate group of young South Africans that are attempting to change the status quo in society, by raising awareness and spreading love to the people and things that need it the most.

ELE is an entirely non-profit NGO, focused on Education and Early Childhood Development through the Everybody Love Education Initiative. They aim to provide the necessary academic and social support needed for the kids to flourish and grow into well-rounded individuals. In addition to financial assistance, they identify high potential scholars from disadvantaged backgrounds and create the platform to connect them to individual and corporate sponsors.

In 2018, there were 9 children in the Everybody Loves Education program, and they hope to raise this number to 15 by the end of 2019.


A weekend of ART, doing good, poetry, fashion, entertainment, friends and food.

What difference has your art made

2019 / 2020

DlalaNje will complete the renovation and preparation of the dedicated space for teenagers to study and learn.

PaballoYa Batho

PaballoYa Batho will continue to care for hundreds of homeless and destitute people (and children) in the Johannesburg CBD

Every Body Loves Everybody (ELE)

ELE for quality schooling for gifted, underprivileged students.

2018 / 2019

Received R80 000 towards a new space for teenagers to do their homework, access the internet and learn and practice new skills such as yoga, martial arts etc.

PaballoYa Batho

Received R40 000 towards their tireless work with homeless people in the inner city of which approximately 40 are children, some of whom are street children and others in child-headed-house-holds.

Every Body Loves Everybody (ELE)

Received R33 250 towards Ayanda’s schooling costs for 2019

Bjala Foundation

Received R45 000 for the renovations of their Helping Hands Early Childhood Development Centre.

PaballoYa Batho

Received R20 000 for the servicing and maintenance of their vehicle used for their inner-city feeding scheme where they feed 250 – 300 homeless people each week.

2015 to 2017
Streetlight School

Received R100 000 from 2015 to 2017 to help establish their now thriving school.

2006 to 2017
PaballoYa Batho

Paballo Ya Batho received close to half a million rands between 2006 and 2017 to continue the selfless work they do weekly.

Additional 1000 Drawings beneficiaries since inception in 2006 include Outreach Foundation, Mmabana Foundation, Princess Alice Adoption Home and the Intuthuko Embroidery Group.


All the details and #1000D Festival of Art Line Up.


Makers Valley Festival

Johannesburg's heart of social & creative enterprise. Join the Festival 27-29 March.

Buy Tickets

Buy your tickets now and invite colleagues, friends and/or family too.


Become a Vendor at the Event

Contact us if you would like to exhibit or host an artisanal food outlet or a craft drink pub at the 1000 Drawings 2020 event.

Volunteer for the Event

Become a volunteer and we will gladly welcome you to our growing support team for this empowerment project.



South Africa’s biggest, A5 inner-city art exhibition and sale to raise funds for education



Subscribe To Our Newsletter

By registering on our mailing list, your name and email address will be added to our database and you will receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this Site. We do not share this information with any 3rd Party. You will be requested to double opt-in. Our full Privacy Policy can be found at https://johannesburg.aws.1000drawings.org/privacy-policy/.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest