Each year for our end of year campaign, Afrika Tikkun, celebrates Annual Mandela Legacy Week in tribute to our Patron-in-Chief in Memorium, Nelson Mandela by recommitting intensely to his legacy of fighting for human rights. Our Cradle-to-Career 360 holistic development model deliver services addressing holistic educational, medical and economic needs of the most marginalized youth from early infancy through adulthood, inspiring and enabling them to become productive citizens and leaders.
Afrika Tikkun serves the most marginalized communities in South Africa affected by Apartheid. Most often this translates to efforts to serve women, mothers and their children, in particular, as well as their families in general. There are many entrenched societal challenges stemming from the inequities of apartheid. In the five low-income/underdeveloped communities we serve, our beneficiaries are often, poorly educated, unemployed, victims of violence and lack access to basic health facilities.
Afrika Tikkun takes a comprehensive approach that addresses educational, psychosocial, health and economic needs of our beneficiaries. We provide services and interventions that support marginalized people, mostly women and children, from "Cradle to Career." Furthermore, we empower and mobilize young women to fight gender-based violence and social exclusion; two great roadblocks to progress and upward mobility of marginalized South African women and girls--a core group we serve.
With our holistic and comprehensive Cradle-to-Career Development Model, we aim to break the cycle of poverty for the disadvantaged communities we serve. Our goal is to empower them will skills and resources so that they can live a self-sustainable life. We mobilize the communities we serve to become human right advocates, so that they can address the stereotypes in their communities and take civic action against the various human rights issues that they face.