Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries

by Children's Helpers Worldwide
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Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
Aid Children's Health & Education in 5 Countries
The Future Factory- food programme in South Africa
The Future Factory- food programme in South Africa

Thank you very much for your wonderful support for the children and young people at our projects! Your generosity is so greatly appreciated.

Rooikappie, a creche in South Africa, needed help with buying a new stove, so that it could easily prepare food for the children. We are so grateful to all who made it possible to help with this. With the assistance from our supporters, Rooikappie was also able to buy some other much-needed items such as a mop, broom, toilet paper and food supplies. 

Faranaaz, the Principal of Rooikappie, expressed her gratitude for your support for the children at the creche. 

CHW was introduced to Rooikappie by another of our partner organisations in South Africa, The Future Factory. 

Since 2020, The Future Factory has been helping to provide children and families around Cape Town with food, as the poverty level rose dramatically during the lockdowns. Assistance is still needed, and the price of food has greatly increased recently. 

With your help, it has also been possible to continue to support The Future Factory's food programme. 

Anne, the founder of The Future Factory, wrote: "Food is becoming so expensive and we still try our best to continue feeding [everyone]. We are so grateful to you for your support and love."

Right now, we are working on fundraising for two appeals. One is from Refugiu in Romania, to help 15 children, from an underserved village, with school items, clothes and shoes, in time for the new school year, in September. The other appeal is from New Life International in Ghana, to fix the roof at its school, as it has been damaged. Earlier this year, there were heavy rains in Ghana. Rain now leaks into the classrooms.

Your continued support, through our GlobalGiving page, makes it possible to support projects like these. Trying to reach the total needed for these appeals would be a lot more challenging without the contributions you have been making through GlobalGiving. 

These two very different projects will have such a positive impact on the children's education in the new school year. We will keep you updated with how it all goes.

Thank you so much for helping children and young people across the world. Projects like the food distribution means you are helping children with their vital and immediate needs, and the educational programmes will give the children a brighter future. Thank you for being part of this and for making such a difference.

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With thanks to Anne (The Future Factory), Derrick (New Life International), Faranaaz (Rooikappie) and Robert (Refugiu) for the photos included with this report.

New stove for Rooikappie creche in South Africa
New stove for Rooikappie creche in South Africa
Items and supplies for Rooikappie in South Africa
Items and supplies for Rooikappie in South Africa
The Future Factory- food programme in South Africa
The Future Factory- food programme in South Africa
Some children helped last year by Refugiu, Romania
Some children helped last year by Refugiu, Romania
Damage to New Life's school's roof, in Ghana
Damage to New Life's school's roof, in Ghana
Some of the children at New Life's school, Ghana
Some of the children at New Life's school, Ghana
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Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Food programme assisted by The Future Factory

We are so grateful to you for supporting children and young people through Children's Helpers Worldwide!

Reflecting back on the past couple of years, which have been so challenging with the pandemic and then the crisis with the Ukrainian refugees, we are very thankful to each person who has continued to offer support.

Some of our partner organisations are still responding to the rise in poverty caused by the pandemic and the lockdowns. The Future Factory, in Cape Town, became involved with food programmes serving families in disadvantaged communities during the first lockdown. Today it is still continuing to assist with food. 

Anne, the founder of The Future Factory, wrote: "[We] are truly grateful for all you do for us, and everyone who donates makes a big difference in the lives of others."

Since the beginning of March, two of our partner organisations in Romania, FAST and Casa Mea, have been helping Ukrainian refugee families (mostly mothers and children). Casa Mea has taken in a family and is willing to assist more. FAST has turned its building into a refugee centre and there are currently 75 refugees staying there.

Thank you very much for your continued support during these difficult times.

Some of our partner organisations have returned to running the same projects and programmes that they did before the pandemic, following all new health and safety protocols. For example, New Life's school in Ghana has been continuing with its great work. We are glad that CHW's supporters recently made it possible for the school to have some new lockers, as storage space was needed.

Some of the older teenagers who grew up at New Life are also hoping to either start or continue with their studies in the next academic year. The courses they are interested in taking include teaching, nursing, tourism management and estimation and quantity surveying. A big thank you to all who have previously supported students at New Life! Being able to study is a life-changing opportunity for a young person.

Thank you for being part of CHW and for making an impact for the children, young people and families at the projects.

 

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With thanks to Anne at The Future Factory, Derrick at New Life and Jan at Casa Mea for the photos included with this report.

Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
The kids at Casa Mea with the Ukrainian family
The kids at Casa Mea with the Ukrainian family
New lockers arriving at New Life's school
New lockers arriving at New Life's school
New lockers arriving at New Life's school
New lockers arriving at New Life's school

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Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Thank you so much for supporting CHW's projects through our page on GlobalGiving. As times continue to be challenging, we are incredibly grateful for your help. Thank you for caring about the children.
 
Needs that have arisen directly due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns are still very much a priority. In South Africa, the economy was greatly affected by the lockdowns and the poverty level rose sharply. We are supporting two of our partner organisations there, The Future Factory and ORT SA CAPE, with their respective food distribution programmes.
 
As well as assisting with needs related to the pandemic, we are also receiving our usual appeals too. For example, Refugiu, in Romania, needed help with providing children and teenagers with warm winter coats and boots, before the harsh, snowy weather started. Thanks to your support, this was possible.
 
Robert, the Head of Refugiu, said that when he arrived in the village with the coats and boots, "The children were sooo happy, from the little ones to the older ones... Thank you for making it possible."
 
Anne, the founder of The Future Factory in South Africa said, with regards to the food programme, "Your love and amazing donations are making so many meaningful moments possible."
 
Bev, the CEO of ORT SA CAPE, wrote in a recent update about the food programme:
 
"The continued support from CHW has allowed us to sustain this project since April 2020. Anecdotal evidence suggests that when families do not need to worry about where their next meal comes from, they are able to focus on other important things like job hunting and doing homework/spending time with their children...

South Africa’s early childhood development (ECD) sector was crippled by the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. ECD programmes serving the poorest children were most severely affected. By assisting these centers with food relief, they are able to support the nutritional needs of young children and focus on the much-needed educational support."
 
We are so grateful for your ongoing support for the children and young people at our projects. Thank you for making such a difference for them.
Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Refugiu - arriving at the village with the boots!
Refugiu - arriving at the village with the boots!
Refugiu gave the children coats and boots
Refugiu gave the children coats and boots
Refugiu gave the children coats and boots
Refugiu gave the children coats and boots
ORT SA CAPE's food programme
ORT SA CAPE's food programme

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Food programme assisted by The Future Factory
Food programme assisted by The Future Factory

Thank you very much for your help and support for the children at our projects.

Times continue to be complicated as the countries where we work are all at different stages with their lockdowns and with the waves of the pandemic. The economic impact of the lockdowns is still being felt around the world and we are truly grateful to each of you, for carrying on with your support for the children and young people at our projects.

Out of the few main needs we have seen since the pandemic started, this update will focus on the following two:

1. Extra assistance for organisations offering a home and shelter to children;

2. Programmes set up during the lockdowns to assist with food and other basic needs.

With the first type of project, the needs of the children have either remained the same, or have increased during the pandemic, but it has been harder to find support, given all the challenges.

We are thankful that your help has made it possible to support two such organisations in Argentina and Romania.

In Argentina, we work with a centre which temporarily houses children aged 0 to 5, who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect. The babies and children are given special care and attention during their time at the centre. With your help, it has been possible to sponsor a caregiver to work with the children throughout the pandemic. You have also made it possible to sponsor treatment needed for a five-year-old boy.

Natalia, who works at the centre, said "Once again, we appreciate your help which is very valuable and essential to continue carrying out our work with the children."

Whilst we are hoping it will be possible to continue to serve the babies and children in this way, there is another project underway at the centre. Work is being done to expand the building, to be able to cater for more children and to have better spaces for therapy, play and early stimulation activities. This will be a big project but very worthwhile! If anyone would like to partner, either with us or directly with the centre in Argentina, to help with the funding of the centre's expansion, we would love to hear from you!

We are also extremely grateful that, with your support, it was possible to again sponsor some of the running costs at Casa Mea's home in Romania. Casa Mea gives a warm, loving, family-style home to children and teenagers who, for various reasons, are unable to live with their families.

Felicia, the manager at Casa Mea said "Thank you... for all the effort you put into helping us."

As well as helping with existing projects like the ones above, your support has also been making a difference at programmes that were set up in response to desperate needs caused by the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns.

We want to thank you for also helping The Future Factory in South Africa, which is involved with a programme giving children and families hot food. The food is given out in disadvantaged areas of Cape Town. Times were especially complicated in parts of South Africa recently, due to unrest, whilst the country was already dealing with the third wave of Covid.

Anne, the founder of The Future Factory said, "We are doing our best. It has been tough as Covid is just growing still and it seems like it is not about to change at all, be we are thankful for you [Children's Helpers Worldwide's supporters]... as we can still make a difference daily."

Thank you very much for your kind contributions that you made through this project page. Your donations are always allocated to where they are most needed. CHW is a small charity and it is only with your support that it is possible to continue serving the children and youth at the projects. Thank you for making this happen!

 

 

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With thanks to Anne, Natalia, Felicia and Jan and for these photos from our partner organisations.

Getting food - photo from The Future Factory
Getting food - photo from The Future Factory
Work has started at the centre in Argentina
Work has started at the centre in Argentina
The children and teenagers at Casa Mea
The children and teenagers at Casa Mea
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New Life's School in Ghana
New Life's School in Ghana

We are now just over a year into the pandemic and we cannot thank you enough for your support for Children's Helpers Worldwide. The needs at our partner organisations greatly increased but with your help, it has been possible to continue to support the children and young people.

Since the pandemic started, these are the main needs we have been responding to:

1. Extra assistance for organisations offering a home and shelter to children;
2. Programmes set up during the lockdown to assist with food and other basic needs;
3. Resources for delivering education programmes online;
4. Sponsoring of items and equipment needed to safely reopen schools and education centres.

Many of the needs are ongoing, such as the food programmes and the extra assistance needed for organisations offering a home and shelter to children.

Just last week alone, your donations through this project page have helped with the following:

- Continuing to support a food programme in South Africa;

- Assisting a centre in Argentina, for children aged 0 to 5, who have been removed from their families due to abuse or neglect, by supporting caregivers and also treatment for a child;

- Helping to resolve an issue with the water at a school and centre in Ghana.

Natalia at the centre in Argentina said, "Thank you for continuing to join with us and take care of our children."

The school in Ghana is run by New Life and your contributions have helped with various projects during the past year, including helping with new desks, chairs and tables for the school. Before the pandemic, New Life had asked for help with this, as more and more children were attending the school. With all the new health and safety protocols, it became a necessity, as children could no longer be allowed to crowd around the desks.

Primary schools in Ghana have been open since January and your support allowed this school to be able to safely reopen. The director, Derrick, thanked everyone who donated through CHW for their help and said it is so good that people want to donate towards the projects to help the children there.

A big thank you to you for caring about the children and for supporting them during this very challenging year.

Artwork by a child at the centre in Argentina
Artwork by a child at the centre in Argentina
Food programme in South Africa
Food programme in South Africa
Some of the chairs and desks arriving at New Life
Some of the chairs and desks arriving at New Life
New desks and chairs at New Life's school
New desks and chairs at New Life's school
New tables and chairs at New Life's school
New tables and chairs at New Life's school

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