Saturday 7th April 2018
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW
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The Cause

Jabulani means “be happy”

Helping disadvantaged children is the focus of the Jabulani Challenge.

The funds raised support the Stellenbosch Community Development Programmeand :

  • founded and run by volunteers
  • focussed on children
  • niche based charities making a real difference

Stellenbosch Community Development Programme

The Stellenbosch Community Development Programme (SCDP) is a non-profit, donor-funded, public-benefit organisation. It is based in Kayamandi, a peri-urban area outside Cape Town where the majority of residents (30 000) come in search of work. Most live in informal settlements and in dire poverty. This, coupled with a high incidence of illiteracy and HIV/Aids, makes Kayamandi a community in desperate need of assistance.

Making a Real Difference

Feeding

They provide meals to an average of 1800 children daily with a peanut butter sandwich, a piece of fresh fruit and a glass of fresh milk. loo unemployed mothers received a monthly food parcel of 12.5kg mielie meal, 1 kg Morvite, 1 kg Jungle oats, 1 kg samp, Koo tinned baked beans and mixed vegetables, Redspeck Sugar Beans and Green split Lentils, 7 tins Glenryk pilchards, as well as a weekly sachet of fresh milk and vegetables from the food gardens.

Their weights and measurement screening of all the primary school children in Kayamandi again showed an improvement in the health of our children.

Sustainable livelihoods

34 mothers have found employment through the programme in the last six months.

25 mothers have completed the micro business course, and have started their own small business.

35 mothers attend weekly craft courses, and make and sell their own craft work.

Food gardens

Three major food gardens and 33 home gardens are in operation with 10 mothers having established market size plots to feed their families and generate an income.

Teenage workshops aimed at reducing teen pregnancy

1090 teenagers attended the workshops this year.

Support activities

Twice weekly gym classes, weekly lectures at the Medical Knowledge Institute, Proud Parent programme, counselling, recycling (mothers return all tins from the food parcel, and the take them to the recycling depot), and a healing garden with violets, bulbinela, calendula and lavender. Mothers are taught to make teas and ointments and can get cuttings of the plants to plant at home.