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Date:4/27/2009

y. Itself a part of the country's history, the Fund shares the age of South Africa's 15 years of democracy with rich lessons to share on appropriate models of child care and youth development.

Initially a grant-making organization, the Fund was for the strategic period 2005-2010 repositioned in 1999 as a development and an advocacy agency. Being a rights-based and child-centered organization, the Fund's target group is children and youth from 0-22 years of age. Its vision, to Change the Way Society Treats in Children and Youth, places it in the league of UNICEF and is similarly committed to creating a world fit for children. The Fund carries out its mandate through South African-based implementing partners within its four key areas of focus. The approximately R35m it grants per annum is according to a rigorous selection process following a public call for proposals.

Successful applicants are funded on a three-year funding cycle. The raising of its funding is a joint responsibility of its resource mobilization unit, programs department and established offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Netherlands. All are registered in accordance with applicable laws in their respective countries.

About The Mandela Rhodes Foundation (http://www.mandelarhodes.org)

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation was established in 2003 as a partnership between Mr. Mandela and the Rhodes Trust in the United Kingdom, with the specific brief of developing exceptional leadership capacity in Africa. The Foundation's flagship program, the Mandela Rhodes Scholarships, seeks out and then nurtures young Africans who demonstrate academic ability and broader leadership potential. The Mandela Rhodes Scholarships offer Scholars educational opportunities at Honors or Masters level, coupled with a unique leadership development program a
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