Dear Afrika Tikkun Friends and Family,
Thank you for your continued support as we continue to change the lives of over 17,000 beneficiaries living in disadvantaged positions. It is through your support and generosity that Afrika Tikkun is able to continue its mission to invest in education, health and social services for children, youth and their families through Afrika Tikkun’s community Centers of Excellence and strategic partnerships.
Equal Start at LifeThe harsh reality is that not all children have an equal start at life. Due to circumstances beyond their control, many families are living in poverty and do not have equal access to resources that will help break the vicious poverty cycle. Through Afrika Tikkun’s development programs, children are able to realize and reach their full potential as they grow and develop into adulthood.
Early Childhood Development CentersAfrika Tikkun is devoted to investing in early childhood development because it improves the lives of the children and it makes the future of South Africa more sustainable. The objectives of our Early Childhood Development Centers are to:
Success Story of Mandala11 year old Mandla voluntarily joined our after school Child and Youth Development Programme. Our life skills facilitator noticed that Mandla was not happy, came to the programme looking dishevelled and disrupted the programme. Our life skills facilitator discussed the situation with our social worker, prompting a home visit. When visiting Mandla’s house the social worker discovered that Mandla was living with his mother and step father who were both drug addicts. Their situation was horrendous and it became clear that every cent of the household’s money was spent on supporting their drug habit. Mandla witnessed his mother and step father do things an 11-year-old boy should never ever have to witness.
With the help of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of, an Afrika Tikkun social worker, Mandla’s teacher and the life skills facilitator, Mandla was temporarily moved to Mfuleni’s ‘Place of Safety’ for children where he received the care and attention he needed. Afrika Tikkun then found a foster family for Mandla to move in with. Although this was extremely tough for Mandla and he still faces hardships, his life has changed for the better and this is evident in his current behaviour and response to developmental investment. Afrika Tikkun’s support has provided Mandla with the potential to thrive.
Dear Afrika Tikkun Family,
The lives of 1,000 children continues to improve thanks to your support. It is through your support that these children are getting a fair start at life. We are so grateful for your support last year because we were able to continue assisting children in need of an education. We believe that the children of South Africa are the future and that education will empower them to break the vicious poverty cycle.
Poverty Cycle Sadly, there is a vicious poverty cycle that takes place in South African townships and it severely impacts children. Children that are not provided with adequate education or other resources will have a difficult time overcoming their obstacles and the cycle only continues to worsen. We must invest in our children to eliminate this vicious cycle.
The Right to Education We believe all children should have the right to a quality education. Unfortunately, our children do not always have a fair start in life because their education is impacted by malnutrition, a lack of access to resources, and poverty at large. Through Afrika Tikkun’s Centers of Excellence, these 1,000 children are getting a fair start and life and have the ability to focus on their education.
First Bonus Day Don’t forget to mark March 18 on your calendars because it is the first bonus day of 2015. There will be a matching of 30% on individual donations up to $1,000. Matching will begin in on March 18 at 9:00 am EDT time. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
A Memorable 2015 Let’s make 2015 a memorable for the 1,000 children that are benefiting from our program. Your support empowers are children to develop the skills necessary to become productive citizens in the future. To improve our future, we must invest in our children.
We hope you will continue your partnership with us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions. Thank you again for your commitment to empowering 1,000 children through education!
Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones and we wish you and a new year filled with prosperity and new adventures. Thank so much for your continued support and belief in empowering the children of South Africa. The lives of 1,000 children are improved because of your generous support.
Fair Start at LifeMany children in South Africa do not have their basic needs met and struggle to complete their education due to obstacles such malnutrition and limited access to resources. The harsh reality is that not every child begins life the same way and a vicious cycle takes place where future generations begin life in a disadvantaged position.
How Your Generosity Helps Our goal is to nurture our children so they can become productive citizens in the future and break the vicious poverty cycle. Through your support, we are able to provide nutritious meals and after school programs that enable children to focus on their education. We believe that every child has the right to an education and we will continue to ensure that our children receive the education and resources they deserve.
The Future We hope you will continue your partnership with us in 2015. We have extended our partnership with Global Giving which means there will be more great bonus days with matching on all donations. Together we can build a brighter and more sustainable future by investing in the children of South Africa, our future.
We will continue to keep you updated, and in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have and questions or would like to share your thoughts.
Thank you for your continued support.1,000 children in our programs are empowered thanks to donors like you. It is through your generosity that we are able to provide vital services to those in disadvantaged postions. We hope you will continue to partner with us to create a more sustainable future for South Africa. Please contact us with any questions or suggestions.
Our programs allow children to realize and achieve their full potential. We ensure the children are able to thrive in school by addressing different areas that impact their education such as nutrition. Hungry children are unable to perform at their full potential. We provide nutrition for theses children and their families so they can focus on their education. Our afterschool educational programs enable our children to compete with their peers and address areas that they are having difficulty with. We hope you enjoy the attached pictures.
The Last Bonus Day of the Year!
Wednesday, October 15th marks the Final Bonus Day Challenge of the year. Global Giving will be matching donations at 30% up to $1,000 per donor. There will be $75,000 available in matching and a $1,000 bonus award for the most individual donors and a $1,000 bonus award for the most money raised. Matching begins at 9 am EDT and lasts until funds run out or 11:59 pm EDT. Please support us and donate as close to the start time as possible because funds quickly run out.
Thank you again for your generous support. It is because of you that we are able to provide services to those in disadvantaged positions. As time passes, you continue to support Afrika Tikkun and we are grateful. If you have any questions about Afrika Tikkun or feedback for our Global Giving page, please do not hesitate to contact us. We welcome all inquiries and suggestions!
Special Thank You to GlobalGiving
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Global Giving for their help and support. Among the great benefits of Global Giving is that they are not only a platform for fundraising for our cause, but they are also a learning tool. Through the Global Giving Online Fundraising Academy, we are improving different aspects of our online presence such as communicating with you.
Many of our children are continuing to thrive through our programs. Our children not only learn necessary life skills such as reading and using computers, but they also learn that they are capable of achieving much more in life. The realization of their potential provides them with the drive to overcome the obstacles facing them. Our goal is to ensure that every child has a brighter and more sustainable future from “cradle to career.”
There are a number of different factors that can affect a child’s education. Please watch our youtube video where we share the rebuilding of a shack for a family in need.
Save the Dates
We would also like to take this opportunity to share two special upcoming Bonus Day events.
On June 25th we will be participating in the Bonus Day event which includes a 100% match on individual donations from $10 up to $1,000.
July 16th will be the very next Bonus Day Challenge as part of the GlobalGiving Online Fundraising academy with a 40% match on donations.
More information to come!
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