Help South African HIV/AIDS Orphans Attend School

by Giving Spirit

Summary

This project empowers 5 schools to provide free education, daily meals, & grief support to their students who are orphaned by the HIV/AIDS related death of their parents.
$925
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Over 3 million children in South Africa have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS or are otherwise vulnerable due to personal family tragedy, etc. Routinely, these children are subject to neglect & marginalization within their communities. These factors and others adversely affect their ability to enroll, remain, or perform in school. The orphaned or vulnerable children that do show up to school often are so hungry or emotionally distraught that they can't concentrate on learning or function socially.

Solution

This project provides Orphaned & Vulnerable children within 5 schools in the poorest provinces of South Africa with the means to go to & stay in school, daily meals, uniforms, transport, school supplies, & grief counseling when needed.

Long-Term Impact

1 in 7 South Africans has HIV/AIDS. Stigma causes orphaned children to avoid seeking help for fear of being labeled as HIV carriers. 1/2 of most school's students are orphans & 70% fail. Schools are pivotal to improving life's fate for these children

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.givingspirit.com
Giving Spirit Project Blog
Article on South African education

Organization Information

Giving Spirit

Location: Detroit, MI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.givingspirit.org
Project Leader:
Johnette Barham
Founder
Detroit, MI United States

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