Necessary Education & Life Skills for 250 Girls

$550 $5,092
Raised Remaining
Nov 11, 2013

Ambassadors for the community from the community

remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable members of our communities
and will continue to build on the positive relationships and partnerships that
are in place. In addition to these services, Heartbeat has recognised the need
to build on these interventions and grow these communities from within. We see
the establishment of community ambassadors as a critical component for this
growth and in particular to champion youth based development and opportunities.

Going forward Heartbeat will therefore focus on the
educational support for OVC with the main objective of developing future
leaders. This will involve the selection of a core group of young community
members that will be nurtured to serve as community ambassadors and future
young leaders. This strategy is aligned with the vision of Heartbeat as a nurturing organisation, empowering orphaned and
vulnerable children and those who support them to be responsible leaders of the
future. OVCs will not be treated as passive recipients of services. They will
be empowered to be agents of change in their own lives and that of the
community by giving value back to the community and Heartbeat from day one.
Once they have ‘graduated’ from the ambassador
programme, they will stay on as alumni with a responsibility to empower a
younger generation of leaders. Their commitment to education for leadership
will be negotiated with them from the day that they sign up as Heartbeat
GetAhead! Ambassadors. 

Heartbeat will sustain its national footprint
by leveraging its existing presence and relationships in communities across the
country for its targeted interventions on education for leadership development.
It will not cease to deliver programmes to the broader community of OVCs, but it
will structure these programmes around partnerships with government, business
and civil society for maximum impact and benefit to all involved. It will
consider the use of technologies to provide opportunities for all members of
the public to get involved in the development of future leaders from the OVC


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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Project Leader

Nadia Reynders

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa South Africa

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