We would like to thank all our donors for contributing to the magnificent work done since 2020. HOPE Africa was able to reach out to many people who lost employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have been able to get back on their feet and remain very grateful for the support received.
Unfortunately, we will be deactivating this project. There is still a need for food, toiletries, stationery, clothes, blankets , etc for vulnerable communities. A new project will be loaded aimed at supporting this ongoing work. We are counting on your steadfast support for the new appeal.
Gugulethu is a township in the Western Cape, South Africa and is 15 km from Cape Town. This township has a rich history dating back to the apartheid years. Like many townships in South Africa, Gugulethu is also riddled with crime, poverty and unemployment. HOPE Africa in partnership with Reenbog ECD identified 50 young boys who are in desperate need for supplies and mentorship. These boys were taken to Lion’s head mountain Cape Town for a hiking session on 16 June 2022. Mentorship activities arranged by Reenbog ECD staff were centred around the hiking trail to help the boys develop leadership skills.
On 17 June the mentorship activities continued in the form of a full day event where Mr. Brighton Khumalo, HOPE Africa staff member responsible for the Gender Based Violence and Femicide project gave a 2 hour talk on GBV. The boys also received toiletry bags containing face cloths, lotion, roll on, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, masks and sanitizer. Your donations contributed to purchasing these toiletry items which the boys were in desperate need of.
HOPE Africa will continue to identify communities that are in desperate need of assistance and tailor assistance packages based on the needs. Thank you for your contributions and we hope to send you another report with more stories sponsored by you.
Even though COVID-19 cases have decreased drastically communities are still struggling with providing daily essentials for their families. HOPE Africa with the generous support of its partners continues to identify and support the neediest families.
Philippi township, Western Cape South Africa was supported with food parcels this past quarter. Community members received food parcels containing nutritional essentials for their families. The handover event was held in one of the local churches in Philippi township.
A total of 40 food parcels were distributed to the neediest community members in the area. The beneficiaries were very grateful for the assistance and thanked HOPE Africa and its partners
COVID lockdowns have been particulary hard for children who would normally be fed at their pre-schools. HOPE Africa has reached out to the pre-schools that we support with the special covid relief funds.
Nomonde Pre-school in Langa really stands out as a beacon of hope in an otherwise dreary landscape filled with rows upon rows of zinc and iron houses, hostels, filthy streets with little prospect of a bright future. The preschool was started in the 1985 for mostly single parents from the nearby hostels to leave their children while they look for employment or continue with their studies. At the time there were no informal dwellings in the area – these were built after 1994 when people from rural areas came to big towns to look for better opportunities.
With the assistance of our generous donors the Centre was beautified to give children a colourful, well-equipped Centre wherein they could thrive and forget about the hardships faced in townships.
HOPE Africa walks alongside the pre-school for a number of years, bringing food relief, toys, clothing, educational equipment and joy to the children’s’ hearts.
The year 2021 is half way through and donations towards COVID relief have dwindled quite significantly. Communities in Southern Africa are still in great need of food, clothes and hygiene products. Rural communities faced extreem hardship, especially during this time of winter in Southern Africa.
Since our last report, HOPE Africa continues to provide nutritious meals to homeless people living in shelters. We often have volunteer who come to clean the vegetables and help prepare the meals.
Food hampers have been distributed in 2 rural communities, feeding more than 200 families. We also plan to reach out to communities in Namibia, Lesotho and Mozambique as we raise more funding.
HOPE Africa has also been quite involved in providing communities with information about the vaccine roll out and encouraging people to register and go to get vaccinated.
Thank you all for your support that includes prayers and donations at this time. We do hope that we can count on your continued support for this important COVID-19 relief work.
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