In the early 2000’s Golder Associates expanded its consulting operations into Africa and became aware of the havoc that the AIDS pandemic was wreaking on the healthy development of families and communities across Southern Africa. Rather than stand by and watch, Golder decided to act. As a result, the Golder Trust for Orphans (GTO) was formed as an independent entity in 2003 to help make a difference in the lives of children suffering under the AIDS pandemic. Since then, the AIDS pandemic has been brought under control but what became clear to us is that vulnerable children are still suffering around the world.
Living, working and travelling around the world has helped us understand that we have the ability and the responsibility to make a difference and so we must continue to act. In 2022, we changed our name to GTO – Generating Tomorrow’s Opportunities but what we aren’t changing is our mandate – to improve the quality of life of vulnerable children around the world.
To support and partner with organisations that improve the quality of life of vulnerable children and young adults in under-served communities.
Inspired by the ‘teach a person to fish” proverb, the GTO incorporates a business model that focuses on sustainable solutions to create empowerment within communities. Our support is provided to prequalified non-governmental organizations (NGO) caring for and supporting vulnerable children.
Provide support to vulnerable children to alleviate critical and acute needs. Support could include food packs, clothing and blankets and potable water.
Provide support for sustainable development projects that will generate income to benefit vulnerable children. Projects include tourism, agriculture, energy and water supply.
Provide support to vulnerable children through the provision of educational services. This could include educational materials, sponsorship and technical training.
To bring about awareness of the trust globally and to connect with relevant ESG teams.
To grow our monthly donors to 2,000 by the end of 2023.
Support more NGOs outside of Africa who are improving the lives of vulnerable children.
To get the volunteer projects up and running again post COVID.
The GTO has a dedicated team who manages the charity’s daily communications and operational needs. This ensures donations are invested and managed correctly, and the GTO-NGO relationships stay strong.
Sue Longo, Canadian Trustee and Current Chairperson. Sue Is Based in Calgary.
Brent Baxter, African Trustee. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Brian Senefelder, External Trustee. Brian Is Based in New York.
Manitia Moultrie, US Trustee. Based in Tampa.
Andrew Barker, Australian Trustee. Based in Melbourne.
Jose Maria Barrau, European Trustee. Based in Madrid.
Estelle Howcroft, Communications and Marketing Lead. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Jon Howcroft, Trust Manager. Based In Cape Town, South Africa.
We invite your to follow our journey by scrolling left and right on our MILESTONE HIGHWAY below. You can use the scroll bar below to scrol through the years or simply swipe with your finger.
Food parcels to Zimbabwe and Mozambique support over 500 households.
Nokuphila – Covid 19 pandemic relief by providing food packs. Supplied textbooks and stationery. Supports 800 children.
Bulembu Baby Home supports 52 babies
Philangethemba & Bulembu – Income generating Solar Power Project providing income and cost saving that supports education for 600 children.
Development of bakery in Cape Town – Profit for ECD School which supports 60 children at Mosaic.
Building schools – Senegal ECD School, overall supporting 210 children.
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