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.