iMake Foundation


The Makers Foundation supports pioneers who work hard to establish a greener, more socially-inclusive, and more creative society

SERVICESIf poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.

If poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.


I Makers Lab @ Makers Village in Irene provide valuable innovations please visit the website

Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity and these, in return, reply on the education of our people.
The good news is that every minimal activity can significantly extend life. ” – Howard Cobal


It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can be part of Makers Social Solutions and leave a positive legacy in the world. No contribution is too big or too small, and there is always room to receive the unique contribution you have to offer. Keep scrolling to find the right fit for you, make your donation and let’s work together to find more good people like you who can help us leave people and places better than when we find them every day.


Impilo Projects is a Makers Foundation flagship programme, we grow communities through the introduction of new GREEN technology for urban farming. While we work with those who have once lived on the streets, we’re not your typical emergency relief type of services for the homeless, but a model for sustainable urban regeneration, structured to address our clients’ needs. We support our community through employment at our urban farms, a broad range of psychosocial services and a ‘housing first’ accommodation initiative.

Active Citizenship programme
Volunteer your skills at the Makers Village & Mobile Makers Lab
NPO & small and medium business (SMME) Capacity building programme
Conducted in groups with SMME and Micro-Entrepreneurs – interventions provided against needs identified from a multi-dimensional perspective often aligned to corporate volunteer/outreach programmes alongside accredited training in skills development including mentoring component.
These programmes operate at the Makers Village or can be booked with our Mobile Makers Lab
Local (Tshwane) micro-entrepreneurial participation
Makers Village, Irene provide assistance with storage, collection and drop off for vendors in and around Centurion and Irene
Assistance to obtain licenses from the City of Tshwane
Training and evaluation on informal food stalls
Product Development – it’s the intention behind the creation that makes the journey special
Entrepreneurial Programmes
Access to technology
Access to training
Access to raw materials
Commercially oriented support for enterprises
Assistance to reach support for advanced business skills development
Research and development
Technology training and interventions
Assistance with intellectual property rights
Assistance and training with market intelligence and market access
Design and innovation interventions
Support for beneficial linkages with related sectors
Training for market readiness
Assistance with packaging and branding development
Hospitality programmes
Internships to work in the Makers Village in Irene are provided by Makers Foundation and participating sponsors in the following focus areas:
Hospitality is the backbone on which the tourism industry is built in South Africa. The hospitality industry consists of a wide field of categories that include hotels, motels, guest houses, bed and breakfast, restaurants, fast food establishments, caterers, night clubs, pubs, time share and various modes of transport (airplanes, cruise liners, sightseeing trains, etc.).

Skills programs:
Kitchen Cleaner
Assistant Housekeeper
Bar Attendant
Laundry Assistant
Table Attendant
Events Planner
Assistant Sound Engineer
Wedding Co-ordinator
Tourism Administration & Finance
Domestic Training: Cooking & Domestic Cleaning/Housekeeping
I Makers Lab (Innovation)
Sewing & Design Workshop (sewing & upholstery)
Impilo Vertical Urban Gardening

Job Rotation:

This program is aimed at empowering disadvantage individuals that has not completed territory education and did not have access to opportunities.
Informal Traders: This included financial management, merchandising, stock rotation, point-of-sale, marketing and selling skills, personal hygiene, health and food safety they will also be trained in advertising and promotion, customer care and service, basic financial management, purchasing skills and legal issues.
Makers Foundation and the Makers Village in Irene brings Social Solutions it is a Non-Profit Organisation that is changing lives and bringing access to opportunity for communities around South Africa