The 4Change Foundation is a transformation institution,
and we transform our communities, one leader at a time.
We do this by harnessing both the talent and leadership potential inherent in every individual, empowering them to prevail over problems within their immediate environment, converting them into change agents who can transform their community. As our nation wrestles for transformation, it is apparent that South Africa has a need for sustainable solutions. These solutions can only be achieved when our people are developed into a solution-focused society. We address societal issues by developing the individual.
The 4Change Foundation was formed in 2008 by Dr. Maxwell Holland to be an effective catalyst for change in South Africa, on the continent and globally.
Dr. Holland is driven by his desire to see the African people flourish globally. His passion and purpose was to create a vehicle and platform that would stimulate and implement programs that give birth to sustainable solutions.
4Change believes that change within a given society, which ultimately leads to global change, starts with the individual. We believe in raising and empowering champions that will lead change within their communities, which will in-turn impact our nation and the world at large.
Our passion is People! It is fueled by the conviction that we are “Changing our world, by giving others a chance to change theirs”. We have a desire to
pro-actively change the socio-economic status that our nation is challenged with. The 4Change Foundation has an undeniable passion for life and people, we earnestly believe that “the greatest gift you can give anyone is the chance to change”.
The focus of the 4Change Foundation is mindset transformation in our youth and communities through a two-pronged approach: a robust schools program and perpetual community development. The individuals who come through the hands of the 4Change Foundation cultivate an unwavering compassion for people and consequently re-directs their focus from SELF to the COMMUNITY.
Our programs & Projects
At the 4Change Foundation our sole focus is to create an ecosystem that allows the organization to be self sustainable. This ecosystem empowers the 4Change Foundation to bring about transformation for generations to come. With this being our motivation we have therefore determined the elements needed to produce that outcome.
Schools and Community Projects
High Schools will establish ‘production companies’ which will go head to head to see who is able to produce the best 5-8 minute short film/movie.
Industry professionals will assume the roles of Coaches and will mentor and teach these ‘companies’ from each school over the period of 6 months. The includes developing the script, shooting/filming the content and then producing the final movie that will be showcased at the Big Reveal. At the Big Reveal we not only showcase their movies but also announce the winning school and celebrate top talent.
The Face-off Production Challenge is arts and culture based which greatly appeal to our youth. Through long-term mentorship programs, professional training with industry experts and the execution of musical productions,this area in particular, has been an effective medium to infuse permanent, positive change within schools and communities.
In 2012 we established the year of your life program. A year-long program aimed at tackling unemployment and skills development of youth.
The XChange program is a dynamic year of leadership training and development for post matriculants, assisting
them in developing critical skills for the work place and providing them with valuable work experience.
The program is divided into four focus areas:
Spiritual and Moral,
Life/Technical skills and
Experiential learning is a major factor of the program. We ensure that during the year there are many practical assignments and activities which includes adventure camps, community outreach programs, event and project management, media and TV productions. With a strong focus on mentorship we ensure that they work alongside industry professionals in all the above mentioned experiences.
We therefore believe that all of these elements contributes to making this the most dynamic year in the lives of our students.
Through the many years of operation we have discovered that in order to be effective in bringing about sustainable transformation in our communities and city we would need to establish a campus. The campus would allow us to implement the vision in its entirety ensuring we can makde the change necessary in the community.
Our Core Values
Change your mindset, change your life, and change your story!
gift of humanity
We value the gift of humanity. We believe that everyone came wired with a God-given gift and ability that empowers us to make unique contributions to the world
We value Diversity and we defy any boundaries imposed by culture, prejudices, and ideals that would prevent forward progression towards one’s opportunity to succeed.
vision and leadership
We value vision and leadership and believe that without visionary leaders, a society remains broken and hopeless.
power of relationships
We value the power of relationships and believe that partnerships are necessary to foster global change.
justice and fairness
We Value Justice and leadership which means all the worlds people should live in harmony with equal opportunity’.
CEO / Founder
when you see poverty written on peoples faces ,its a reflection of everything that is going on on their minds
I grew to understand my authenticity as a brand , my true worth and the value that I bring to the table
“Gift Ngejane (4change xchange 2015)
We believe that everyone has the ability, gifts and talents to produce a product or service that will not only better humanity but also produce and income with the right strategy. It is therefore our mission to help people discover those gifts and talents and furthermore assist them in taking their products and services to market. We too have used this model internally and have seen the successful establishment of the 4Change Academy and our own media house Living4Change Productions. These entities have led to us being able to train, employ and provide economic opportunities to individuals who have come through our programs.
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