The Thoughtful Path: Munsieville, South Africa
We are passionate about the overall health & welfare of orphan and vulnerable children. We are seeking to mobilise an entire community to take care of their own and will seek other townships in Africa to impliment this model of excellance.
March 2010 - February 2020
Project Hope, United Kingdom
Many homes in the township are child headed, makes these children extremely vulnerable, to physical and mental abuse. They often go to bed hungry and there is very little access to health, rights, education and enterprise creating a cycle of poverty that is handed down from generation to generation.
Training, caring and providing all levels of support with many opportunities to teach a community to take care of their own. Reduce the number of child headed households and teen pregnancies, reduce stigma, provide childhood illness awareness materials, early years teacher training, shack safety and opportunities to improve liveihoods to allow the children to grown into healthy productive adults for themselves and their families in the future.
Hold a festival in the heart of the community. 5000 children to showcase the needs to empower change
Activities» Enable children to become agents of change in the community.
» Hold a festival in the community where children aged 2 to 18 years will preform to show thier needs.
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By changes in the community as a result the number of messages delivered e.g. increase in the school attendance
The children will bring about change in their community. We give the children a voice for the community to listen and incorporate into their long term plans for the future of the entire community
On a quarterly basis through news letters or email, whichever is best suited to supporters and donors
Budget - Project Cost: £25,400Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £2,500 Child performers Venue hire - All contestants £2,800 Child performers Venure hire - to short list of contestants £3,000 Child performers Venue hire - rehersals, rehersals, rehersals £1,300 Stage setting Hire costs, set up and admin for the festival £3,200 Sound system Hire costs for the fesitval £2,250 Sustencance For the 5000 children and their caregivers £3,350 Adminstration For putting together the event £1,800 Child performers Awards for contestants £5,200 Health elements Health knowledge, shack safety,testing HIV/Diabetes
The project is located in the shack township of Munsieville, approx 40 mins from Johannesburg, South Africa. It is believed that Munsieville is one of the oldest shack communities in SA. Many of the households are child headed. Children often go to bed hungry, in unsafe conditions, with very little sanitation and access to clean water.
There are approximately 10,400 orphan & vulnerable children who will directrly benefit from this project. It is difficult to know the exact number as many of them are not registered for fear of being deported. The township has no wealth assets other than a few village savings & loan clubs that have been set up and some vegetable gardens to nutritional food for the children.
Project HOPE UK has been working in Munsieville for the past 5 yrs, and have gained the support of the community. Have set up 7 hubs managed by trained local community volunteers. We have held the festival for 3 years in December, bringing the community together to support the children. This festival will give the children a voice and will show what they need and the Hub committees will be encouraged to impliment those ideas/needs.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Ms Betty Nkoana, Staff
Betty is the TPM Director of Operations. Betty is well respected in the community and overseas all the TPM project impliementation.
Innocent Xxxxxxxx Staff
Innocent, TPM Project Coordinator, the main contact for implimentating the Festival. He will have at least 80 volunteers working on the day.
Duncan Kerr, Volunteer
Duncan will ensure the delivery of shack safety lessons for the children.
Dr. Arif Jiwany, Volunteer
Arif will ensure the health messages are in play, information available and additional support on the day.