This project supports the Hope Centre in Cape Town, South Africa, which has been completely funded by donations. The centre provides free entry to pre-school for children whose parents are unemployed or cannot afford school fees.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
This project answers a significant area of concern in the Westlake community where large numbers of children are not attending a nursery or school and spend days on the streets. These children are extremely vulnerable to being exploited and abused by others as well as the physical dangers of being on the streets unsupervised. Neglect in the early years of a child's life is often the start of a downward spiral into a number of social issues such as unemployment, substance abuse and criminality.
How will this project solve this problem?
The primary goal of the Hope Centre is to get children off the streets and into a positive, motivating environment while providing a foundation of learning and physical development that will stand these children in good stead for future success at school and in life in general.
Potential Long Term Impact
Attending the Hope Centre will lead these children into further education and eventually higher standards of employment and income which will bring benefits to the whole community. The Hope Centre fills a critical void with a lot of potential for growth and development. Not only to support more children but to open up for the wider community and act as a centre for community outreach programs such as training and job creation initiatives.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,153
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 $9,153 . The original project funding goal was $15,000.