Organisation Profile Grassroots is a non-profit accredited organisation located in Cape Town and works throughout the Western Cape Province in the field of Early Childhood Development.
Grassroots Education Trust was established in 1972 under the Chairmanship of Achmat Davids. The policy declaration was “that Grassroots was to be an entirely non-racial body and was to serve all children in greater Cape Town”. Its first project was called Project HELP (Home Early Learning Programme) which made provision for training mothers and their children in their homes. This was done through the employment of home educators who were then trained to teach mothers how to interact with their children and to show mothers that purposeful play could be used to inculcate learning skills in their children.
This was followed by the development of a support programme for centre based educare. This programme was based on the following policy directives: “that Grassroots shall assist and community groups who have the use of a venue to establish a pre-school facility: that such groups shall be representative of the community and shall enter into a contractual arrangement with Grassroots; that Grassroots provide them with equipment and technical know-how to establish their school and shall train them until they are capable to run the school themselves”.
The Adventure Bus programme began with the creation of the Trust. The funding that started the organisation came from 1 cent per week from each member of the Garment Workers Union and the Tramways and Omnibus Workers Union, the Western Province Furniture Union, and NUWCAW.
Grassroots has gone through many changes since its inception. During the 1980s Grassroots was a large national organisation of over 100 staff working throughout the country. As a result of the changed political and economic climate since 1994, Grassroots has repositioned and rationalised itself to create the stable but contained organisation of 13 permanent staff and employing the services of contract workers and volunteers.
Grassroots is 34 years old and is governed by a Board of Trustees. Grassroots is situated in Rylands, a suburb in Athlone in a building with the following facilities:
- Workshop facilitation (hall which accommodates 150 people)
- Resource Centre
- Office Space (13 offices)
- Reception area
What does Grassroots do:
Grassroots took a decision to concentrate on the 0- 5 year old age cohort. This decision was taken in light of:
- the status of children
- the focus of government Early Childhood Development policy and delivery on 6 year olds
- the focus of many sister NGOs on 6 year olds as a result of government tender processes which concentrate on this cohort
- the difficulty of delivery of government services to 0-5 year olds..
- the fact that only 16 % of 0-6s are in some form of Early Childhood Development provision.
Grassroots decided to consolidate its holistic approach. To create safe and secure environments for our children we need to:
- involve all stakeholders/members of a community if such an environment is to be possible. Community may mean a particular community – based pre-school, a geographically-based community defined by municipal boundaries, a group of farms, a church community, and so on.
- work more closely with parents as parents are the primary caregivers of their children and their safety and security directly impacts on that of their children
- ensure a partnership relationship to enable medium to long-term independence
- ensure that each approach is flexible and contextually adapted to the particular circumstances of a particular community
- form partnerships with Small Micro and Medium Enterprise (SMME) training and support organisations in order to introduce income generating projects alongside ECD sites.
Pre 1994, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), generally, were anti-apartheid organisations, worked in relative secrecy and worked as major delivery organisations stepping into the place of non – existent government services for the disenfranchised and disadvantaged. Given the new political dispensation in South Africa, NGOs have had to adapt and change their mode of operation. It has to be the responsibility of the government, and not of NGOs, to provide basic services to its poor and marginalised citizens. Many NGOs see their role in relationship to government as a supportive one, particularly with regard to the development and implementation of new policies.
In the light of the above, Grassroots has decided to orient its work towards
- Piloting innovative strategies, that can be replicated in other parts of the country, for the inclusion of the poorest of the poor into ECD provision.
- Concentrate on piloting training strategies and curricula aimed at the improvement of the quality of provision in existing and future sites
- Advocating for and assisting with the improvement of delivery of existing government services
- Advocating for the extension of government services to 0-5 year olds in the light of their continued neglect.
For more information visit grassroots.org.za
How Does StreetSmart Work?
StreetSmart South Africa works along the same lines as it does in the United Kingdom, San Francisco and Australia. It is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation and a Public Benefit Organisation which functions as a conduit fundraising body, distributing raised funds to selected beneficiaries. The current beneficiaries in South Africa are organisations that work with street children and children who are vulnerable and at risk of becoming street children.
A board of Directors coordinates StreetSmart.
StreetSmart raises money via participating restaurants, and distributes this money directly to organisations with the experience and facilities to help vulnerable children. Participating restaurants display a StreetSmart card on the table informing patrons that a voluntary R5.00 donation will be added to their bill. They will have the option to give more than R5.00 (or not give at all). The initiative runs throughout the year and not just at holiday times.
Every cent raised in the restaurants goes to the selected beneficiaries in each city, town or area. All StreetSmart’s operational costs are taken care of by corporate sponsorships.
StreetSmart’s goal is to be part of the process of social normalisation.
The long-term vision is to develop a StreetSmart South Africa, with key restaurants in all major centres embracing the StreetSmart campaign.
At present StreetSmart South Africa is only operating in Cape Town, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Somerset West.
For more information visit streetsmartsa.org.za
Buckets of Love Campaign 2013
Make Christmas special this year. Support Catholic Welfare and Development’s annual “Buckets of Love” campaign and feed a family this Christmas. Each plastic bucket is filled with 13 non-perishable nutritious food items and this is distributed to poor families in and around Cape Town before Christmas. This year the target is set at 8,000 buckets for 8,000 families. We would like to encourage listeners to support the campaign and ensure that every poor family has a Christmas meal this year! The cost of a bucket of love is only R130. Donations can also be made in lieu of Christmas gifts and we will supply you with a Christmas card in return.
About Buckets of Love
It’s a simple plastic bucket, filled with 13 basic food items. And for families who are grateful for one meal a day, it’s nothing short of a God-send. A bucket contains:
- 1 kg rice
- 1 tin meat balls
- 500g sugar
- 1 packet biscuits
- 1kg mielie meal
- 1 packet tea
- 1 packet samp and beans
- 1 packet sweets
- 1 box soya mince
- 1 tin pilchards
- 1 tin mixed vegetables
- 1 jar peanut butter
- 1 tin corned meat 1 ton of love
It’s not only families in Cape Town that benefit from Buckets of Love. We cast our net of caring into rural areas and farmlands far from the city and also reach poor communities on the West Coast.
About Catholic Welfare Development
Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) is one of the largest and longest established NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) in South Africa. Based on the gospel values and social teachings of the Catholic Church, CWD strives to eradicate poverty and build sustainable and self-reliant communities in disadvantaged areas around Cape Town South Africa.
Our aim is to develop people to rise out of poverty, with the major focus being on development work. This we do through nine community development centres and a wide range of programmes which focus mainly on:
Engaging with communities to build capacity and solve problems
Women, Children and Youth Development
Health and Food Security
Wherever possible, we work with provincial and local government to refine service delivery to the poor, homeless, children and others.
But we also need the support of corporate South Africa, funders and individual donors from all over the world … all joining together to give our people a hand-up towards self-reliance.
For more information please visit http://www.bucketsoflove.org.za/
ASSARO (Australian Shepherd South African Rescue Organisation)
This is a pro quality life Australian Shepherd Dog rescue organisation.
When Ingrid Liberte fostered a deaf Australian Shepherd called Josh, she had a feeling that as time went on more Aussies were going to need new homes. That’s when, in January 2012, the non-profit company, Australian Shepherd South African Rescue Organisation (ASSARO) was started for these rescues, which was subsequently registered in May 2012.
“ASSARO NPC is a section 21 non-profit organisation that rescues and rehabilitates the Australian Shepherd dog. All Australian Shepherds that are surrendered to us receive a full health check and get vaccinated, dewormed and neutered if necessary. We rely heavily on donations from our supporters and the proceeds from the sale of our products such as calendars, T-shirts and mugs.
We have a strict adoption policy and ensure that the right home is found, regardless of how long that may take. Cape Town and Joburg are the main bases where our rescues are cared for and we will facilitate transportation, from anywhere in SA, to ensure that the rescues arrive safely at ASSARO.”
For more information visit http://www.assaro.co.za/ or contact Ingrid Liberte on 071 473 7080 / 0217853958 (h) or 021 788 1172 (w).
The Montrose Foundation was established in 2008 and is breaking new ground with its leading edge approach to addressing substance abuse and addiction in disadvantaged communities. The Trust aims to set up community infrastructures, whereby people can become better informed about addiction, and empowered to access help through our various programmes.
The mission of Montrose Foundation is to assist in the prevention of addiction, and to support the transformation of the lives of individuals and families affected by addiction. The MF aims to create awareness of addiction globally and in South Africa, to focus on youth addiction prevention and the optimisation of outpatient treatment.
Primary goals of the Foundation
To provide, co-ordinate or support programmes relating to:
The care or counseling of, or the provision of education programmes relating to abandoned, abused, neglected, orphaned or homeless children. Education initiatives to prevent addiction in disadvantaged communities in South Africa,including the provision of training for care or providing care, counseling and treatment. Health initiatives to help prevent addiction and support treatment in disadvantaged communities in South Africa. Community development for disadvantaged persons, including the promotion of community-based projects relating to empowerment, capacity building and skills development and the provision of training, support or assistance to these projects. Initiatives enhancing awareness of addiction and available treatment resources.
Equine assisted learning is a unique method of working with people who are grappling with addiction, social and communication problems, low self-esteem and aggression. Through this initiative, we aim to make equine assisted learning an affordable and accessible intervention tool for use in disadvantaged communities.
All donations to the Montrose Foundation are tax exempt in terms of Section 18(a) of the Income Tax Act of 1962. PBO Number: 930030786.
Marguerite Black has a wonderful vision, and through the Dandelion Initiative she is constantly striving to improve the psychological and emotional well-being of disadvantaged children and teenagers who have experienced emotional and physical trauma, illness and physical disability.
The Dandelion Initiative offers sympathetic practices to promote wellbeing, healing and to encourage the release of trauma and the development of coping mechanisms, self-esteem, self-expression & confidence.
She runs clinics, on a voluntary basis at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, twice a week at the Renal Unit and every Thursday at the Outpatients Diabetic Clinic. The work she does entails play therapy, art, music and relaxation techniques, visualisation, journaling and involves helping the little patients find a sense of meaning and gratitude, with emphasis being placed on their illness not defining who they are a as a person.
What makes Marguerite’s story more than special, is at the age of 16, she herself was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia, a crippling neurological disorder. She has written an autobiography which takes you through the progression of how she came to terms with her condition, and although living with this disorder is a daily battle; her dedication to helping the children is truly remarkable.
Please support Marguerite to continue the work she does at the Hospital, as she volunteers her time and outlays many resources to helping the little patients get better.
You can support this initiative by volunteering your professional skills,business contacts, time, fundraising ideas, or by simply making a financial donation.
For more information and to donate to this worthwhile initiative, visit www.margueriteblack.blogspot.com or contact Marguerite Black:
Cell number: 083 737 8386
The Dassenberg Horse Rescue Centre (DHRC) is a prolife non-profit animal rescue centre that provides and takes in severely traumatized, neglected, abused and injured horses and dogs. The centre was started in the year 2000 by a woman named Mayanna Muter who was spurred into action by the plight of Atlantis horses.
Founder member Mayanna has in the years of the centre’s existence, rescued and rehabilitated countless horses that, without her efforts, would have been condemned to brutal and pointless deaths. They also have kennels where they take in abused, neglected, unwanted and stray dogs. As if this wasn’t enough, they have had to battle the indifference of local authorities and welfare organizations, and have sought to educate the local community on the basic points of grooming, feeding and horse care. Much of this was achieved with scant resources and without any financial contributions.
The Centre is currently caring and rehabilitating about 100 animals of which horses and dogs rank about 65 of them and the rest ranges from ducks, chickens, geese and cats, with much of the financial burden being shouldered by the volunteers and mostly by Mayanna herself.
Non Profit Organization NPO: 068774 PBO: 9521/442/16/1
Address P.O Box 148 Klein Dassenberg 7358
CEO – Founder – Oversees all affairs at DHRC and handles all Horse adoptions and care Ms. Mayanna Muter email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +27 74 102 2121 SMS line: +27 72 282 9811 Head of Volunteers (Dogs) & Member Adele de Villiers email@example.com
Head of Adoptions (Dogs) & Member Cherie Chantrell firstname.lastname@example.org
Member: Carol Werth email@example.com
Philippa van Coller firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarfat Community Projects is an independent, non-profit organisation with the purpose of providing an extensive community service through development projects.
It is registered both as a non-profit organisation (004-407 NPO) and public benefit organisation (PBO 930005488).
Sarfat Community Projects was established in 1993 by community and church leaders from the northern suburbs of the Cape Town Metro pole. In the first few years the organization concentrated on entrepreneurial development. A number of unemployed people were assisted in becoming self-employed entrepreneurs, several of whose businesses have grown to substantial home businesses (e.g. a nursery and bakery).
In 1996 a delegation of church leaders in Bloekombos contacted Sarfat for assistance in development. The pastors felt a great responsibility towards the needs of their community. From then the work of Sarfat focused more on community development – helping people to help themselves.
As partners in Christ we work together in love to unlock and develop our God given potential.
To help build the Kingdom of Christ through community development projects with the purpose of promoting the quality of life of the community concerned.
To facilitate participation in development projects by the Church, the private sector, the State, local government, schools, the public and social and welfare organizations.
We aim to provide life-sustaining services for people in need of assistance where these services are wanted, or support existing services.
To co-ordinate different development projects that promotes education and job creation.
If you or a loved one is living with pulmonary hypertension (PH), we offer information, support, hope and the chance to become active in our community. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association South Africa (PHSA) was founded by patients, for patients – we are here for you as a source of support, connection and hope. Our patients are a knowledgeable, inclusive and an inspiring group who are eager to listen and share their experiences.
The voice of the PH community is built on the personal stories of patients, caregivers, family and friends and medical professionals. Each of these stories is a powerful tool in educating and raising awareness amongst the general public about PH. Each of us has a story to tell. Your voice and your story are important to us. The first step in raising PH awareness across the country starts with you. Together we are stronger and can do more: becoming a member of PHSA means that you are helping to create a unified community across the country.
We want to get to know you: become a member of PHSA today. Living with a rare disease can sometimes feel lonely. But you are not alone. By reaching out to others who live with the same issues every day; who have been there and who have similar experiences, you will connect with a community who offer support, information and hope for the future.
Aims of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of South Africa:
– Advocate and lobby for the rights of persons suffering from Pulmonary Hypertension, and to influence legislation and policies so as to ensure that these rights are protected. – Promote and support measures which will prevent or reduce the occurrence of PH conditions and their effects. – Research and formulate policies and guidelines, for PH, in order to ensure effective and efficient service delivery. – Educate and raise awareness amongst the general public about Pulmonary Hypertension. – Initiate and facilitate the formation of support groups and to assist patients to address specific areas of need. – Build capacity of the Management Committee through development programmes. – Mobilize resources for utilization by the Association. – Monitor and evaluate the overall functioning of the Association and its affiliated branches on an ongoing basis. – Network and form strategic partnerships with other role-players. – Co-ordinate a national database of patients. – Enhance the sustainability of the Association and ensure sound governance. – To implement all or any of the a foregoing objects by any lawful means registered in terms of the Non Profit Organisations Act of 1997 and section 30(1) of the Income Tax Act, Act 58 of 1962.
Operates in: All of South Africa Established in: October 2011
Non-Profit Organisation Number: 086-071 Public Benefit Organisation Number: Section 21 Company Number: Trust Number:
Contact person: Denneys Niemandt Phone: 082 520 4129 Fax: 086 508 1549 Physical address: Postal address: P O Box 15622, Panorama Website: www.phsa.co.za
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Charity Summer Camp Fun Is HERE!
Committed To Charity Work With Orphan And Disabled Children, We Will Also Place Children On A Permanent Basis To Assist With Furthering Their Studies And Securing Employment.
We Have Lots Of Fun Planned…For Orphans & Disabled Children…
School holidays should be a memorable time for kids; a chance to kick back, relax and have some fun. That is why I have decided to dedicate my time and efforts to provide the best activity camp and summer camp for children (orphans and mentally disabled) FREE of charge.
We are committed to providing complete peace of mind whilst giving children a great summer camp experience. Our aim is to inspire and motivate children so that sport is enjoyable and rewarding, whatever their ability. We endeavour to work hard to ensure that every child that attends one of our camps progresses, whether that be developing confidence and independence, learning new skills or understanding the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
We are dedicated to providing high quality summer camps and activity day camps that will have a positive impact on children from all walks of life, offering thousands of children the chance to develop and have fun in a healthy, positive and safe environment each year.
THE AIMS AND SPIRIT OF THE CAMP
To have a memorable summer experience within a relaxed and academic framework To benefit from the enormous variety of activities on offer on the Farm. To learn to live in a community, sharing values in a spirit of respect and solidarity, leading to increased self-knowledge and a better understanding of the diversity of cultures represented at the Farm.
The perfect camp, children will make new friends, learn new skills, discover and grow!
We believe that every child is created for a purpose and that an active life is essential for a child’s development and well-being. The approach we take towards people demonstrates a bias for inclusion regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, social or economic circumstances. Provide sports, activity and life-skills programmes for children.
Provide young people with training, work experience and employment. Help partner organisations and community leaders to deliver life-changing experiences for children. Help families by inspiring their children to reach their potential.
“We Don’t See People The Way They Are, But The Way They Should Be”
Non Profit Company No. K2011123308 NPC