During global unprecedented times, we remain core to our values - "Empowering communities to make positive change" We have mobilized our teams to assist the community with additional water supplies from our Thanda water harvesting and filtration system and we are building, installing, and maintaining new tippy taps in the community as we try to encourage frequent hand-washing to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are continuously adapting our offering for our community.
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted everyone, but it is taking a significant toll on people living in our nation's rural communities where the disease burden is high and access to quality healthcare services is limited. To make matters worse, most people in these areas are living without electricity or access to clean water. Since March, children in the communities that we support, many of whom are already experiencing educational gaps or developmental delays have been deprived of education.
Thanda developed a Neighbourhoods Learning programme for children who were formerly enrolled in our Early Learning or After-school Programmes. The goal of our Neighbourhoods Learning programme is to support children's social-emotional and educational development as we navigate through this ongoing health crisis. Through this programme, we will bring small groups of children together from the same neighborhood, enabling them to safely participate in early learning and/or after-school programming
As the only non-profit organization supporting this underserved area, we reach 1000 children and youth, as well as 400 farmers daily. We aim to play an important role in slowing the spread of Covid-19 to protect the immune-suppressed members of our community. We are eager to see our programmes back in full swing in the near future where we aim to empower the next generation of citizens with the knowledge and skills necessary to feel fulfilled and to contribute positively to their communities.