About us

We are a non-profit organisation who aims to help raise every child who we come in contact with in South Africa to become the best version of themselves.

Founded in 2014 and spearheaded by Cornal Hendricks, the Cornal Hendricks Foundation (CHF) serves as a non-profit entity. Build and strengthen future communities by encouraging, empowering and enabling young people to become the best version of themselves.

We do not put our faces to the things we do. The reason is simple: it takes a village to raise a child. So, there is more than one face involved in this organisation. We would rather introduce you to what we believe in and what we stand for.

Our Story Starts in 2014

Cornal Hendricks was being waylaid by a serious heart condition that could potentially end his career. It was tough on him, especially thinking that he would end up losing his career, something he has been dreaming of since he was nine years old. He decided that is more important to share the gift that he has and this was the beginning of many open doors into the communities, especially those of Wellington, South Africa, where he grew up.

Cornal’s motto in life is: “You don’t have to live in a big house, or drive a fancy car, or have a lot of money to be successful in life. Just believe in yourself and work hard to become successful.”

The Dream

The Cornal Hendricks Foundation (CHF)  would like to be able to provide bursaries for young people toward their studies and provide sport equipment for sportsmen and women who will be competing on school provincial level. CHF would like to establish their own High Performance Center (HPC) in 2022 where previously disadvantage youth can develop their sport talent. This is Cornal’s personal passion for the youth. He wants them to experience that there are people who still love and care for them and who believe in them to reach their dreams and live their potential.

We believe that the youth who go through the CHF HPC programme, will give back in their communities and become role models for other youth. They will tell people that their difficult circumstances do not keep them from reaching their goal.