About Us | 2nd Chance | Take Yours

The use and abuse of drugs and alcohol in South Africa is rising at an alarming rate. Of particular concern is the rapid increase in substance abuse among children and adolescents. Quite apart from the physical, emotional and psychological impact on the individual and family, it also plays a significant role in driving social problems such as violent crime, HIV/AIDS, rape and child neglect.

Second Chance Trust is committed to ending substance abuse and the associated social problems. Established in 2012, the Trust has developed impactful and relevant programs that not only speak to substance abuse but also empower people who are victims of the resultant social problems.

The Trust works with young people from all social backgrounds but has a primary interest in low income communities where children are particularly vulnerable due to early and ongoing exposure to extreme poverty, violence and crime.

The Trust has a solid reputation of working with schools and partnering organisation that focus on children, youth and adults whose lives have been affected – directly or indirectly – through substance abuse. Partner organisations include – among others - Olympian Social Development, Embrace Dignity, Group of Good Hope, City Mission and Lindelani Child and Youth Care Centre. Since 2012, over 250,000 children, youth and adults have benefited through SCT programs.

Second Chance Trust is a registered public benefit organisation with Section 18A Tax Exemption Status and Level 1 B-BEE accreditation. All financial contributions are tax deductible and allow donors to add points to their BEE scorecard.

Our Team
<br />Founder & Program Facilitator

Jarryd Smith
Founder & Program Facilitator

Jarryd has been the driving force behind developing impactful and relevant programs that not only speak to substance abuse but also empower people who are victims of the resultant social problems such as rape, abuse and child neglect. In addition to being hands-on in the delivery of all programs, Jarryd is also actively involved in marketing and growing the Second Chance brand.
<br />Program Facilitator

Denzil Moses
Program Facilitator

Denzil has over a decade of experience educating youth and adults on the importance of life choices. Having spent six years of his life deeply entrenched in gangsterism and drugs, he uses personal life stories to portray the devastating consequences of poor decisions.
<br />Program Facilitator

Blake Williams
Program Facilitator

Blake is a respected hip-hop dancer who uses his talent to motivate young people to strive for their dreams. From humble beginnings, he won the Hip Hop World Champion in 2010 and 2011 – a title he achieved through sheer determination and hard work. He uses his personal experience and testimony to demonstrate that obstacles can be overcome with perseverance and sound life choices.
<br />Equine Therapist

Niki Nortier
Equine Therapist

Niki is a registered counsellor with an honors degree in Psychology – specializing in Equine Assisted Therapy. She is experienced in applying this therapy in the field of mental health and has been part of the Second Chance team since early 2018. Niki embraces every Equine session with equal measures of professionalism, passion and care.
<br />Operations Manager

Cindy Buské
Operations Manager

Cindy has over 18 years’ experience in fundraising and business management. Since joining Second Chance in April 2018 she has put management systems in place to ensure efficacy, transparency and professionalism in all operational and programmatic areas.
The Board

Martyn Kilian
Chairperson

Martyn completed a honours degree in Theology in 2006 and spent the following 10 years pastoring a local church in the Simon’s Town area. Currently he writes, teaches and facilitates various training materials that serve to equip churches, organisations and businesses.

Tania Koeries
Treasurer

Tania is an entrepreneur and the owner of a bookkeeping company called TMK Solutions. As the Treasurer of the Trust, her wealth of experience in financial planning and oversight is invaluable.

Gregory Daniels
Trustee

Greg is an environmental lawyer with vast experience in the legal field. Greg serves on numerous other boards including the Centre for Environmental Rights and Angels Resource Centres.

Percy Mbele
Trustee

Percy has been a minister for over 33 years and is currently the Pastor of Ocean View Christian Church. In addition to his role as a trustee of Second Chance Trust, he is also the Chairperson of Kingdom Mission Africa and a trustee of Somandla Trust.