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"Building a lasting legacy that will positively impact communities is the foundation of our EXISTENCE. That is why we are pleased to present The Rooted Gem Foundation. Our NPC with a dedicated team serving communities in South Africa and beyond our borders."
– OCGems Co-Founders


We are Desmond M Ratsoma & Robin S Bhebhe

We are the Co-Founders of The Rooted Gem Foundation. The Rooted Gem Foundation is a non-profit organization that spearheads OCGems' social initiatives. With a committed team, we serve communities in South Africa and beyond, with a focus on creating a lasting and sustainable impact. Our goal is to build a legacy that will benefit generations to come.

“Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.“
— Peter Strople

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Our Name Represents:

The Rooted Gem Foundation focuses on building a foundation in people‘s lives that embraces who they are, where they come from, where they are going, and most importantly: the value they uniquely bring to the world!




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Your greatest contribution to the world might not be something you do, but someone you raise. The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child, its whether we can afford not to? 

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Meet the Team

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.” 

— Shannon Alder

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