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.
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.
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