Lend a hand, help purchase a piece of land.
- By: Thabile Mahlangu
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/hope
Who we are?
Hope Warriors Children's’ Charity (HWCC) was established in 2011 to care for vulnerable
children and youth in the community of Soshanguve, North of Pretoria. The organisation runs
after school educational and other support programmes for the children the community;
enabling the children to do their homework with the necessary tutored assistance, teaching
them relevant life skills, providing psychosocial support, providing nutritious meals for them,
as well as extra mural activities in a safe environment.
With the scourge of HIV/AIDS, crime, unemployment, substance abuse and other social ills in
the community, more and more children are left vulnerable in many ways. The number of
households in the community or headed by children in Soshanguve is on the increase,
(steadily risen to 20% over the past 10 years according to Stats SA) and many of these
affected children move to the streets, taking up drugs, committing crime and taking part in
behaviours where they risk being infected by HIV/AIDS.
Hope Warriors Children’s Charity consequently seeks to avail its services in these identified
areas and to assist the community at large, by focusing on the most vulnerable and important
– the children.
What do we do?
HWCC offers after-school programmes such as Numeracy and Literacy, Extra mural activities, Psychosocial Support, Feeding Scheme and Community Development Programmes.
What are you crowdfunding for, be specific?
We currently run 2 rented centres. We are limited by space at these centres as the number of children is steadily rising. HWCC has identified land that compliments the organisation’s vision. The identified land is situated in Soshanguve, Block XX, B1, less than 200 metres away from our current main office. According to research made with ValuMax Group, who happen to be the owners of the land, the 1723 square metre piece of land costs R350 000. We will also need to purchase building material which has been estimated at R600 000
The vision is to have a double story structure, with a computer lab that will benefit our 180
beneficiaries from both centres.
What impact will it have on the organisation if you raise the funds?
The organisation would be at liberty to build classrooms for the after-school sessions.
A community library would also be part of the building structure for young people in the community.
A community hall would also be erected on this land for meetings and any classes of skills development, employability, community projects etc. We believe such a resource centre is empowering to the community and is a
necessary establishment as we eradicate poverty through education.
We have observed that with this level of assistance we can create a conducive environment for teaching and learning for the children, furthermore, it will help the community as well with access to information through the community library.
Why should the donors donate?
By partnering with us, donors would be bringing and instilling Hope to the community of Soshanguve because a library comes with books from which they can gather information to better themselves and educate themselves. We are not able to bring the needed change alone but together we can! Donors would be playing their part in raising a nation that is learned. Donors would be ensuring, through their contribution, that fewer kids are found on the streets where learners could be exposed to illicit behavior. Donors would be helping the orphaned and vulnerable children on our programme to have more space for after-school programmes where they would be better assisted with homework and any other academic challenges.
Hope Warriors Children's Charity
Hope Warriors Children's’ Charity (HWCC) was established in 2011 to care for vulnerable children and youth in the community of Soshanguve, North of Pretoria. The organisation runs after-school educational and other support programmes for the children in the community; enabling the children to do their homework with the necessary tutored assistance, teaching them relevant life skills, providing psychosocial support, providing nutritious meals for them, as well as extramural activities in a safe environment.