Where we are working
Most of our activities are in and around Cape Town but we are willing to work wherever we can make an impact. Our main focus community is Fisantekraal and we have a long association with Du Noon. Our collaboration with MSF around safe children's HIV disclosure we occasionally work in Khayelitsha.
Fisantekraal, on the edge of Durbanville, is in many ways our home community. It is where we began in 2005, with our first family support programme. It is where we run our Kids' Clubs, homework clubs and other programmes. In fact, everything we do we either do it first in Fisante (as it is known) or, if we develop something somewhere else, we are always looking to see how we can bring it there. It is where most of our volunteers are involved. Why not join us there?
Click the link to read more about the community of Fisantekraal.
Balula Home Based Care And Craft Centre is a Fisantekraal based NPO which provides day care services to children with severe to profound intellectual disability. We are coming alongside this under-resourced organisation to help them access the resources and support they need.
In 2008 we began our involvement with Patricia Fekema and Zusakhe, in Du Noon. We have walked with her and watched the work grow from one room to a thriving community project. We have learned some amazing lessons from Patricia and value her input. We have seen a preschool established and resourced with toys and jungle gyms. We have watched preschool teachers develop. We have supported Patricia, cheered and cried as she has developed a strong network for people with HIV. She has home base carers and support groups. We have been able to support the soup kitchen that feeds vulnerable children.
We have been able to support the soup kitchen that feeds vulnerable children but there is so much more that could be done.
We would like to continue walking alongside Patricia and her organisation Zusakhe. We would love to help her to access the resources and support she needs to continue to sustain and expand her influence and impact in Du Noon.