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Helping children in Khayelitsha

Helping children in Khayelitsha

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In the light of the lockdown due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, our children find themselves in homes with no food, access to education and hygienic products because the organisation and school's academic activities have been suspended. These are those children who used to depend on meals provided by the school and the organisation. At this stage, we need all the help we can get to help them in every way possible. Any amount or any form of donation will go a long way. You can donate:

  • Non-perishable foods
  • Money
  • Stationery
  • Toiletries(Hygienic Products)

You can have them delivered to this address: 5 Uluntu Drive, Malunga Park, Gugulethu, Cape Town, 7750 or you can contact us on 0632617276/0647750520.

As Melela4Children(M4C) we work with two primary schools in Khayelitsha, viz; Sobambisana Primary School and Sakumlandela Primary School with more than 1000 children in our care. We ask for your assistance in feeding these children because they are faced with difficulties in the homes they are coming from. Khayelitsha is poverty-stricken and these children are raised under harsh living conditions. M4C seeks to alleviate most of these challenges faced by these children, and providing food for them is one of the ways we will create an environment that will be conducive for their children learning capabilities. 

It is difficult teaching and making children understand in class whilst they are hungry, even an elderly person wouldn't be able to focus, now what effect does this have on a child in grade 4. The food that will be bought will be cooked by local parents that assist the children and are willing to get in involved in these children's lives, we ask you to do the same too. A study done by The Harvard School of Medicine has shown a deeper connection between the gut and the brain, leading to physical, emotional and behavioural changes. Sometime we may think ill of a child's behaviour in classes while it is only because they haven't eaten anything. 

Help us feed our children. Help us build the future of South Africa. 

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children"-Nelson Mandela


  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "God bless your hearts." - Mashenge

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Thanking for helping those in need.

    " - Monique

  • Apr 18, 2020 - USD $ 5.33
  • "Stay safe" - Fiene Berger

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 10.76
  • "Thank you Zsofi for sharing this on your social network " - Anonymous

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Keep up the good job!" - Zsofia

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Thank you for helping" - Patti

  • Aug 15, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Week done Percy " - Kate Fowles

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 10.00
  • "Hi" - Percy

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Donations to date

R 2 909.93

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

Melela 4 Children

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Melela4Children (M4C) is a non-profit organisation that aims at addressing the root causes and the plight of many children who are poverty-stricken and affected by abuse. M4C aspires to improving the quality of life for learners from poor urban backgrounds through interventions that improve their education experience. The organisations creates an environment within education where each child is able to reach self-actualization, self-reliance and self- sustainability through social development and educational programmes. Melela4Children offers educational activities in two primary schools (Sobambisana Public Primary and Sakumlandela Primary School) based in Khayelitsha, Site B namely for learners in grade 4 to 6. These learners are tutored by young student volunteers from universities around Cape Town. M4C works with more than 1000 children and this number continues to grow. In addition to helping and working with primary school learners, M4C has found a way to include the learners’ parents who are unemployed to help the organisation prepare balanced meals for the learners (breakfast and lunch).