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E3 works with local partners to bring transformation to communities affected by poverty, HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence and COVID-19 in Southern Africa. Our partners understand the challenges and issues first-hand and how to respond in a sustainable way. We empower their leaders through training and financial support to respond to the social issues around them. In particular, E3 helps enable HIV support initiatives, microfinance to improve livelihoods, support for orphaned and vulnerable children to attend school and thrive, and workshops to help stop gender-based violence and support for those affected.
Self-help Group members have a vision to construct a simple building to house a children’s centre, which will provide meals before and after school for 50 children, help with homework, teach Life Skills and run a preschool for 20 children. These activities will help orphaned and vulnerable children to thrive in this rural community.
Local children lack support for their emotional, material, mental health and social needs, which greatly hinders their personal and academic development. Children are vulnerable because of neglect and abandonment by their parents, the death of parents/guardians, lack of livelihoods for families and patriarchy and abuse, which drive children away from their homes.
“At the moment we lack a meeting place and a kitchen to prepare meals. We meet, prepare and serve meals outside once a week. When it rains, we are unable to operate, which leaves a big gap for the children who need our support daily. Having our own centre will be such a blessing to the whole community.” Madlala, Self-help Group member.
The local community is contributing £700 (2 x wheelbarrows, 4 x spades, 6 x buckets, 2 x water storage drums, 2 x block making moulds, collection of river sand, labour at minimum wage for 4 people for 2 hours per day for 40 days) an amazing contribution from people living in poverty!)
Please help us reach our target of £11,000 to build the centre.
2 weeks ago
Here's the planned budget to build the children's centre. Don't forget the local community is making a contribution of £700 (2 x wheelbarrows, 4 x spades, 6 x buckets, 2 x water storage drums, 2 x block making moulds, collection of river sand, labour at minimum wage for 4 people for 2 hours per day for 40 days) an amazing contribution from people living in poverty!)