A new home for Cape Town's street children



The Homestead gets children off the streets and helps them rebuild their lives and their futures.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Parents in the impoverished townships around Cape Town face a daily struggle with widespread unemployment, a lack of education or skills and low self esteem. Their children frequently are often exposed to social and family violence, sexual abuse, drug abuse and the daily desperation that comes from having nobody to turn to. Eventually some of these children end up living on the streets of Cape Town.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Homestead is building a Child and Youth Care Center in Khayelitsha. The center will house an early intervention center; a social work and counseling Center; residential care for 75 boys between the ages of six and 18; and a community hall.

Potential Long Term Impact

75 kids will call the new center home, while the early intervention center will serve to help troubled families ensure that their children don't end up on the street. We estimate that 520 people will benefit directly from the center every year.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $15

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $15 .  The original project funding goal was $99,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Greater Good South Africa

Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa

Project Leader

Dylan Edwards

Constantia, Western Cape South Africa

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