Visiting the Hillcrest Aids Centre (HACT) in South Africa in 2000 led to the creation of the charity in the UK which works with HACT. Since 2002 the UK charity has supported some 200 pupils in South Africa by paying school fees; providing school uniform and books and equipment.
In 2004 the charity in England gained charity status and over the years in addition to raising funding for the education of aids orphans it took English students to work in township schools.
Between 2007 and 2015 the charity has led parties of 20 to 24 students and 2 teachers from England to South Africa to teach and paint and decorate primary schools in the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Money raised by the students also provided furniture and equipment for the schools.
From 2008 the charity has also funded an annual trip for 16 pupils from rural township primary schools as a reward for their academic effort and achievement despite their difficulties over the course of their final year at the school.
2016 saw the first group of South Africa students from two schools in the local towns, 24 students spent two weeks – one week painting and decorating the rural township schools in their school holiday and one week teaching.