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COVID support packages

COVID support packages

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Currently, there are 60 girls aged 10-14 participating in our Junior Girl workshops, taking place in the Cape Flats, outside Cape Town.  However, with recent global challenges caused by COVID-19, these girls are increasingly at risk.  

For many of the girls in our program, attending school and BRAVE workshops creates a space of safety. Gang violence remains a massive threat, meaning that there are no safe places for the girls outdoors, and their homes are not always safe. Thus, with South African schools closing, and BRAVE workshops being inhibited due to COVID-19, the major threat is posed to the safety and well-being of our girls. Furthermore, stocking up on food, cleaning supplies, and even soap is not possible for families in Manenberg.    

Thus, we are raising funds for care packages to provide relief to the girls, as well as their families, during this panic-stricken time. We have provided them with care packages before the lockdown, and aim to provide them with care packages again after the lockdown.

For more information, please send an email to [email protected]

Donations

  • May 19, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    For the Challenge in the challenge!

    " - Andrea

  • Apr 24, 2020 - USD $ 158.25
  • "Thinking of all of you and holding you all near and dear to my heart. " - Lena Perenchio

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you. Making a stand, making a change for those less fortunate. And those that went the entire distance... Next Level! " - Powerful beyond measure...

  • Apr 22, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Stay safe during these trying times thank you for all you do" - Gemma

  • Apr 22, 2020 - R 2 150.00
  • "

    On behalf of the #ultrabackyardtrailchallenge and supporting those who did it. Should out to Emily for letting us know what it was about!

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Thanks you to all those organising this!!

    " - Grant

  • Apr 21, 2020 - USD $ 56.31
  • "Keep up the good work...especially when it feels like an ultra marathon " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - USD $ 24.85
  • "Congratulations Mike Wessels (aka Ogre ) fantastic achievement for an amazing cause" - Ryan Bellis-Jones

  • Apr 20, 2020 - USD $ 28.14
  • "All the best for your run from Blighty " - Luke

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 120.00
  • "

    For all the Brave girls - Good luck with the run guys!

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Well done crazy, awesome nephews! Very proud of what you’re doing for a great cause.

    " - Gail & Philip

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Amazingly crazy people " - Anonymous

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Awesome job team! May God bless the seeds you are sowing and may it be multiplied in Jesus name. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Go Lee. You rock" - Boynton family

  • Apr 19, 2020 - USD $ 26.34
  • " Well done Kev, Mark and co." - James

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Hats off! Sterling Job, Mike! " - Susan Westoby

  • Apr 18, 2020 - USD $ 21.10
  • "Awesome cause and HUGE effort Mike. Respect " - John-Robert Maguire

  • Apr 18, 2020 - USD $ 56.26
  • "Stay strong Mike Wessels, you can dooooooooo it. " - Grant Appleton

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 787.50
  • "Go on you big swamp Donkey! Great cause! Hell of an achievement!" - David and Tristan Bain Venn

  • Apr 18, 2020 - USD $ 79.13
  • "Stay safe, be well, run fast!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 109.55
  • "Good luck !!! Mark & Nancy Liefhooghe - Van de Velde" - Liefhooghe - Van de Velde

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 420.00
  • "Super proud of you lunatics! Ruuuunnnn Forest!" - Alex jensen

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 56.76
  • "" - Kaitlyn

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 113.52
  • "For all the junior girls <3 keep up the good work!" - Jackie

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Love ur work Lee & Clowns" - Craig, Carey and Tigs

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Well Done Baywatch, Kev, Mark, Lee and Chris! " - Loren

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Stay strong beautiful girls <3" - Jan

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Happy to help such a worthy cause" - Kennedy Family

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 500.00
  • "Legend" - Brian

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Do it good Mike" - Nic

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Run Wessels you lazy mutt " - Rambo

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 28.38
  • "Sonic Boooooooom! Go Mike!" - Reno 911

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck Mike!!" - Rees Heggie

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 53.41
  • "Good luck Kev and Mark!! You guys are crazy! " - Tyron Massolini

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Good luck Mike from Ash " - Ashleigh

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck to all the runners! Keep blazing a trail for these great causes!! " - Daleen

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 126.00
  • "Tear that garden up guys! Good effort, looking forward to the live stream!" - Delta Echo Sierra

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 65.81
  • "Pure madness but all for a good cause. Good Luck guys!" - Lang

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck you mad Men. ALSO LIVESTREAM " - Dylan & Ingrid

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 28.18
  • "Well done guys, awesome challenge, awesome cause, awesome (crazy) people!! Xx" - Gem, Leighton and Sophie

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 166.24
  • "Good luck guys. Fantastic effort. " - Rose Thomas

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 60.20
  • "Good luck you maniacs" - Gremma

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "The over 80s can't do much (exercise!!), but we can give lots of moral support. Kev, Mark and all... Thank you for standing up for those who can't always do it themselves. " - J Lumby

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 2 012.00
  • "

    Blessings

    " - Peter

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 105.50
  • "Give it horns Wessels! Class of WBHS '99 representing!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 28.18
  • "Awesome cause Mike. Well done! Murray and Mel" - Murray and Mel Whelehan

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 1 200.00
  • "Good luck Mike Wessels, class of 99 WBHS support you. Please don't die, we need you." - Mitesh Bhawan

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "All in this together. With you all the way Kev, Mark and friends... in spirit!! " - Anonymous

  • Apr 15, 2020 - USD $ 26.51
  • "Good luck guy's, great cause.-Sue,Steve & Ben Murray" - Susan Murray

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 1 200.00
  • "

    Great work. Thank you.

    " - Pierre Strydom

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Good luck guys, what a great cause! Much love " - Cally Silberbauer

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "We are all in this together, and together we will overcome! Well done Kev and team!" - Graeme Hillary

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "All in this together. Kev, Mark, Christoff and friends, you can do this, and what a deserving cause!! Very proud. " - The Sheehans

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "All in this together" - Andrea Haaakestad and family

  • Apr 14, 2020 - USD $ 58.38
  • "Mike, just go for it ! Brave and the girls : Keep healthy, safe, strong and positive ! We'll get through this." - Christine Goyens

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Thanks for making a difference in these girls’ lives!" - Louis Strydom

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck to Kevin and all the runners and thinking of all you special girls! " - Jared Harvey

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Be Brave. Be Patient. Hold The Line. " - Robyn

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” Winston Churchill

    " - Tyra Penney

  • Apr 09, 2020 - USD $ 29.01
  • "girl power! " - Cassidy

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Love & Light to all these beautiful little girls. X" - Lara Barnard

  • Apr 04, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "our emails are bouncing back we want support you with more please email [email protected]" - mike irwin

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 50 558.76

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00
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BRAVE

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BRAVE was founded ten years ago to create safe spaces for vulnerable girls from underserved and dangerous communities.   BRAVE, a South African registered NGO, is a girl-founded and girl-led organisation inspiring and empowering girls to be leaders.  Since 2010, over 800 girls have participated in our after school workshops, leadership camps and road trips across South Africa, Kenya and the US.  BRAVE uses the challenge of travel and adventure, experience and storytelling to encourage leadership among the girls.

Currently, there are 60 girls aged 10-14 participating in our Junior Girl workshops, taking place in the Cape Flats, outside Cape Town.  However, with recent global challenges caused by COVID-19, these girls are increasingly at risk.  For many of the girls in our program, attending school and BRAVE workshops creates a space of safety. Gang violence remains a massive threat, meaning that there are no safe places for the girls outdoors, and their homes are not always safe. Thus, with South African schools closing, and BRAVE workshops being inhibited due to COVID-19, major threat is posed to the safety and well-being of our girls. Furthermore, stocking up on food, cleaning supplies, and even soap, is not possible for families in Manenberg.  

Although COVID-19 has inhibited the safe spaces for these girls, we plan to continue to provide them with drop-by home visits, and weekly Support Packages, to supplement their families’ needs. 

In the interim, we will continue to share these girls’ stories of resilience and adversity through our social media pages. Our senior leaders, who founded the organisation at the age of 10, are in the process of being trained to lead the organisation by 2021, and work behind the scenes to ensure that our objectives as an organisation are met during this stressful and panic-stricken time. They are committed to ensuring the safety and health of the girls in the BRAVE program, as they have experienced the benefits and opportunities with which BRAVE has provided them. Thus, they recognise the vital importance of our organisation for the girls living in the Manenberg community. 

BRAVE needs your help to continue supporting these young future leaders during the coming weeks.  Any donation is welcome - 100% of the funds raised will go directly to the emergency support of our Junior Girls.