Who We Are



Our Story


Impact Foundation was founded in 2018 by Charlene Dearling and Martin Gouws. The lack of resilience in people ignited a spark within them to start this organisation.  With 35 years’ experience in Counselling, Motivating and Facilitating, they strongly believe that without knowledge, people perish. Thus, our services to educate a new perspective and the necessary skills and coping mechanisms to build a RESILIENT future community and society members.


Our Foundation


At Impact Foundation we believe that your value system is the essence of your being, therefore our organizational culture is founded on the following core values:


  • Connecting 
  • Communicating
  • Engaging
  • Instilling
  • Empowering


Our Mission



Through our various programs and presentations, we aim to assist the youth and every individual we engage with to acquire the necessary skills and coping mechanisms that will assist them through their life’s journey.

Our Target Market


Impact Foundation targets to service:

All people in our broader communities.

Companies, Rehabilitation and Skills Development Centers



Life Skills Workshops.

Rules and Boundaries for Adult Children workshops

Mindfulness workshops.

Meet Our Board of Directors

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Trudie Gouws

Chairperson/Office Manager


Martin Gouws

Director/ Counselor

Schools Visited

55 +

Learners Seen

18000 +

People Counselled

256 +

Motivational Talks

150 +