School and water safety for South African kids

by Love to Langa
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Summary

The Philippi Children's Centre is an oasis in a very poor farming community in Cape Town, South Africa. The Centre has space for 200 children and we are currently raising funds for scholarships and to build a swimming academy at the school that will provide life-saving swimming lessons to the students and become an integral part of the school becoming a sustainable part of the community. The Love to Langa swimming academy is slated to open in fall 2015.
$50,000
total goal
$15,014
remaining
288
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

The Philippi farm area's unemployment estimate is a shocking 70% and malnutrition and other social ills that go with poverty pervade. One of the most troublesome issues is the lack of access to education in the community. Severe health issues including HIV, TB, and babies suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome are on the increase and physical and sexual abuse is a regular occurrence in most households due to alcohol and drug abuse.

Solution

The Philippi Children's Centre serves disadvantaged children aged two months to six years. The Centre provides transport and meals, and is taking great care to involve parents and the wider community in the running of the centre. Thanks to our donors, we have already built a new classroom and participated in the school's renovation. We are now focused on the swimming academy and raising funds to provide scholarships to children who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to school.

Long-Term Impact

As education is the cornerstone for success in life, providing these children with access to a solid start can have a lasting impact on the future of the community. The swimming academy will provide training and jobs for young people in the community.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.lovetolanga.org
Love to Langa Facebook page
Love to Langa Website
Love to Langa Swimming Academy video

Organization Information

Love to Langa

Location: Gladwyne, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.lovetolanga.org
Project Leader:
Amy Ostroff
Gladwyne, PA United States

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