Brave Young Things
Brave Young Things
We started Brave Young Things to help an old friend of the family to fund her community project. Having said that Nomalanga or Sinah as she was know to us is so much more to us than an old friend. She worked for my grandmother and then for my aunt in South Africa as a domestic worker or maid for 30 years. She has always been a part of our lives and has given us so much. When Nomalanga retired she proved just how exceptional she is by graduating from University with a degree in Theology and is now Domestic worker turned self made community leader.
How does Nomalanga help her community?
Nomalanga is the heart and sole of this community ravaged by HIV/AIDS. Running two core project off her own pension at 70 years old, after a long and hard life she herself has experienced, she needs all the help she can get. Without Nomalanga;s shrewd business sense, forward planning and initiative these projects would not exist and community would be another broken, deserted village in the homeland of Transkei, were young children and the elderly, lived forgotten without hope or the basic level of care.
The pre-school teaches and feeds 25 local children and provides them with outings as well as much needed support.
Morning Star Old Age Home
Run on the adjacent land to the pre-school is Morning Star Old Age Home,supports 40 elderly people who would have no where to go for companionship, support and basic medical care without Nomalanga. Basic medical care is provided for the destitute elderly members of the community, who through HIV/AIDS, have been left without children to care for them.
The Gardens Project
There are 4 fields which are ploughed and planted with crops. These are used to feed the children and elderly people who use attend the project and some are sold to locals to raise funds for the project.
Tinkerbell Dance Group
The group of boys and girls meet every day for an hour's dance class followed by an hour of assisted homework. These children are also taught sex education and the dangers of HIV/AIDs and drug abuse.
Brave Young Things was founded by Jessica and Tamsyn Harrod in 2009 and is a registered UK charity. Charity registration number 1140750.
Brave Young Things exists to advance education for the benefit of the public of children and young people by the provision of grants and donations to such charitable associations, bodies and organisations as the trustees think fit.
Brave Young Things aims to:
- We aim to provide hope to children through improving their prospects of getting a good education
- We aim to provide hope to children and families by alleviating extreme poverty
Established: July 2009
Registered Charity Number: 1140750
Board members: 5
Phone number: 07894939922
Address: 52 Camborne Road London S18 4BJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website