Our story

Our Story

Designing innovative early learning products while uplifting communities and creating employment

My name is Paul Talliard and I am the Spark* SA Changemaker of the Year 2014.

I founded Hands of Honour in 2010 in response to the alarming increase in the numberĀ of young and adult men just languishing in soup kitchens all over Cape Town.



Creating livelihoods, shifting the handout culture, and instilling personal pride


Hands of Honour has been recognised and celebrated as a creative solution to the problems facing poor communities in Cape Town by receiving the following accolades:

Finalist, EduWeek awards 2017
Winner, Swarm Vision “Future of Education” campaign 2016 and Paul Talliard for Swarm Vision “Poster Child for Innovation” competition
110 Percent Green Flagship with the W.Cape Government 2015
Winner, Spark* Changemaker of the Year 2014
World Design Capital Project Cape town CT 2014

Shortlisted, SEED International Award 2014
Winner, UnLtd SA Award 2013
Finalist, Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award CT 2013
Nominee, Rockefeller Foundation 100 Innovators Award 2013
Finalist, Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition -Dept.Econ.Dev.