A starting chance for South African babies & kids

 
$28,822
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Dec 14, 2012

Important Update

Kids at a completed Early Childhood Centre
Kids at a completed Early Childhood Centre

Dear Donors,

Love to Langa remains committed to making a difference in the lives of as many vulnerable children in South Africa as possible.  Our original intention was to build an orphanage, however the local government is shifting away from the building of orphanages in the townships surrounding Cape Town. Therefore, we focused on finding the optimal way to form a local bond and to take advantage of programs in which the local government will participate and support our efforts. While this created challenges with expanding the Siyaphambili Orphan Village, it led us to Southern Africa Sustainable Development Initiative (SASDI) which was the “feet on the ground” we sought from the outset.  SASDI has the connections and know-how to successfully implement building projects in the Townships.

Love to Langa is now directing funds to the building and renovation of the Philippi Children’s Centre. We are excited that we will now be able to impact a greater number of needy children in Cape Town. 

The Philippi Children’s Centre serves disadvantaged children aged two months to six years. Teachers engage children in three languages, English, Afrikaans and Xhosa.  The Centre provides transport and meals, and is taking great care to involve parents and the wider community in the running of the centre.  The plan is to extend the buildings and to break down the old, dilapidated pre-fabricated part of the facility.  We also are raising funds to provide scholarships to children who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to school.

We didn't want to disappoint you, our valued donors, and working with SASDI guarantees that your funds will be maximized as much as possible.

More about SASDI
Southern Africa Sustainable Development Initiative is driven by motivated Southern Africans who are committed to developing the region in a transformational manner. SASDI works in partnership with local and international Corporates, NGOs, churches and other organizations to develop and implement high impact Social Investment Projects that deliver meaningful results to all stakeholders. SASDI focuses on fundraising, project management and leadership development as these are three crucial skills, often found lacking in the development sector.  Their projects are usually construction-based and seek to either improve or expand the facilities of an organization/individual doing phenomenal work in the community. The goals for their projects are to work to alleviate poverty; develop the community and build leadership.

To learn more about SASDI and the work they do, please visit their website: http://www.sasdi.org.za/home

We are so thrilled about working with such a reputable NGO and know that there are big things ahead - we hope you share this excitement and feel that you are a part of something meaningful.

If you are dissatisfied with your donation to this project and would like to reallocate your donation to another GlobalGiving project, please contact Alexis Nadin at anadin@globalgiving.org by Friday, December 28.

Philippi Children
Philippi Children's Centre
"After" at a completed Early Childhood Centre
"After" at a completed Early Childhood Centre

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Organization

Love to Langa

Gladwyne, PA, United States
http://www.lovetolanga.org

Project Leader

Amy Ostroff

Gladwyne, PA United States

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