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RealDeal Trust is driven by a vision of community upliftment, to empower the employed, feed the hungry and equip youth mentors through collaboration with corporate establishments, non-profit organisations and leaders.
RealDeal was initially established for the development and distribution of community-relevant mentorship tools for vulnerable youth. The aim? To equip mentors by learning from the leaders mentoring youth faced with difficult realities such as violence, abuse, crime and addiction. A series of books, short films and app-based content were released to bridge the gap with truth, real life stories and interactive exercises.
Over time the use of these mentorship tools spread across diverse communities in South Africa and other African countries. Through collaborative relationship building, the awareness of wide-spread socio-economic challenges and its imposed vulnerability sparked a need for greater intervention.
The increasing concern of poverty, sustained by food vulnerability and joblessness, has been highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This motivated further efforts towards practical assistance beyond mentorship.