Learning Through A Lens

Over a decade of positive impact
Operating globally
Changing lives

About The Foundation

The Wembley to Soweto Foundation is a registered charity, providing photographic training and life-skills to disadvantaged young people, enabling them to move their lives forward and, ultimately, make a positive contribution to the society in which they live.

The charity operates an inclusive programme to help young people with troubled backgrounds from all over the world, regardless of circumstance. To date it has supported young people affected by poverty, war, hardship, discrimination, trauma and disability.

The charity offers intensive training courses and practical experiences providing life-skills and work opportunities to those who would normally never have the opportunity to engage in such a broad range of educational activities. It gives students the opportunity to become mentors, assistants and, indeed, teachers on subsequent courses.

The Foundation was created in the townships of Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010 against the backdrop of the FIFA World Cup and has since evolved into an international programme of courses run both in the UK and abroad.

Our collaborators

All Stars Boxing Gym London
Arsenal FC
Brighton i360
Brighton Racecourse
Buckingham Palace
Burnley FC
Camden Council
Carnival Pictures
Chelsea FC
Cumbria County Council
Commonwealth Broadcasting Association
Crew Club Whitehawk
Crescer e Viver Circus Rio de Janeiro
Elstree Studios
Everton FC
Fazendo Artes, Turano Favela
From The Streets To The Set
Fulham FC
Hackney Empire
Hull City FC
Homies Unidos
LA Galaxy FC
Leicester City FC
London Print Studio
Los Feliz Films
Manchester City FC
Maiden Factor
Middlesbrough FC
Morton PR
Newcastle United FC
Old Mutual Limited
Oxo Gallery
Paddington Arts
Paperpush Films
Pinewood Studios
Premier League
RFU (Rugby Football Union)
Santos FC
SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation)
São Paulo FC
Southampton FC
Street Child United
Sunderland FC
Sussex County Cricket Club
TG Boxing Gym LA
The Abaunza Group
The Big Issue
The Brixton Yardies
The British Consulate São Paulo
The British Council
The British Embassy Rio
The British Film Institute
The FA (Football Association)
The Getty Museum
The Gulbenkian Foundation
The Guardian
The Kia Oval & Surrey County Cricket Club
The LA Times
The Maiden Factor
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund
The Oxo Gallery
The PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association)
The Premier League
The Qatar Foundation
The RFU (Rugby Football Union)
The Tutu Foundation UK
The United Nations
The World Bank
Tottenham Hotspur FC
UEFA (Union of European Football Associations)
University of Brighton
University of Johannesburg
University of the Witswatersrand
Virgin Atlantic
Vulcan LLC
Watford FC
Wembley Stadium
Wilton Pictures