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OneVoice South Africa Fundraiser

OneVoice South Africa Fundraiser

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For OneVoice South Africa (OVSA), young people are at the heart of our partnerships – and like many of our colleagues and peers, we are devasted to see how the Coronavirus is impacting around the world, and now on our country and loved ones. What is clear, is that we need to stand together in friendship, in love, and in faith. This means adapting as quickly as possible and working together to slow the spread of COVID-19. Our team at OVSA is doing their part to help keep themselves and the communities they support safe and healthy, but we can’t do this without YOU, and supporting our young people on their continued development and education, has never been more important than right now. Being a young person in South Africa can’t always be easy.

Growing up is a journey often burdened with the effects of a seemingly unrelenting AIDS epidemic and educational systems are still recovering from the country’s previous inequalities, not to mention issues of poverty, unemployment, and now Covid-19. Nonetheless, we are proud when we see how brave and inspiring young South Africans are. They bring boundless energy, passion, and fresh ideas to the table, and their commitment is critical to building a healthy tomorrow.

Every child deserves to have a quality education, but, unfortunately, with the additional challenges we are now facing - as in all aspects of life, there are unforeseen circumstances that occur and we just have to go with it and not dwell, instead, we can focus on the positives and try even harder to support each and every child and ensure that they have the opportunity to receive the educational support they need.

As an NGO, OVSA is now requesting your support to raise R600, 000 to help us continue to provide prevention and development education in 16 high schools across eThekwini, iLembe, and King Cetshwayo districts in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Activities are in support of the national Life Orientation curriculum themes ‘Development of Self’ and ‘World of Work’ and focus on supporting young people on addressing the many critical health and lifestyle issues they face, including HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender roles, values, WASH, menstruation management and Human Rights. OVSA has a special focus on the development of young girls, and serves approximately 6000 young people per annum.

Donations

  • Sep 21, 2020 - R 21.15
  • "Good luck and well done!" - Bets Van Heerden

  • Sep 21, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 21, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Well done Schools Programme team! from an educator to another" - Bev and Roland

  • Sep 18, 2020 - USD $ 30.61
  • "Marljin my parents kindly wished to donate also.Much love The Brady Bunch Uk " - Eileen and Tom Uk

  • Sep 18, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Backing real workers towards the future of great people" - Catharine Steer

  • Sep 17, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "

    xxx

    " - Anonymous

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 45.58
  • "A little help" - Anonymous

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Hope this gains momentum, sending hugest love" - Laurianne

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Keep doing this invaluable work" - Angela Campbell

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 30.39
  • "Well done for all the amazing work you are doing." - Trish

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 12.16
  • "Tremendous dedication in sustaining the organisation in such trying times." - Atom Dilraj

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 3 500.00
  • "Thank you for the work you do!" - Bianca Le Feuvre

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Think you need a bit more help toward that target!" - Dave and Rachel Burns

  • Sep 16, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Amazing project - keep going!" - Angela

  • Sep 16, 2020 - USD $ 30.06
  • "Keep up the great work Marljin. With love,The Brady Bunch. UK" - Tommy Brady

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 423.00
  • "Yes, Marlijn! Keep on going! xx" - Anon!

  • Sep 15, 2020 - USD $ 30.01
  • "Well done for the work you do. Keep safe. X" - Kathleen

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Praying you can raise the funds you need to keep doing the great work you do." - Karen Wheeler

  • Sep 15, 2020 - R 6 233.96
  • "Part 1: To keep the great work of OneVoice South Africa alive! GO OneVoice Team, GO!!" - Astrid van Genderen Stort

  • Sep 15, 2020 - USD $ 180.05
  • "You are doing a beautiful thing " - Jo

  • Sep 12, 2020 - USD $ 64.14
  • "With love " - Lizzy

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 59.66
  • "Lieve marlijn, bewonder je werk..." - Annelies van Hees

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Well done OVSA Team. You are making a difference!" - Caja van Genderen Stort

  • Sep 09, 2020 - USD $ 25.45
  • "Keep going Marlijn! Incredible work! XX" - Charlotte Bell

  • Sep 09, 2020 - USD $ 29.46
  • "Keep up the good work" - Lindy

  • Sep 09, 2020 - USD $ 35.00
  • "Part 2. Keep up the spirit! Xxx" - Alice van B

  • Sep 09, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "well done , good project" - andy march

  • Sep 08, 2020 - USD $ 1.20
  • "To education I hope it brings peace" - Thomas Bond

  • Sep 08, 2020 - USD $ 59.82
  • "A better education for all!" - Mwanji Iris

  • Sep 08, 2020 - USD $ 17.95
  • "Keep up the good work" - Ronny Anderson

  • Sep 07, 2020 - USD $ 118.42
  • "Keep up the great work, Marlijn & team!" - Gerbert van Genderen Stort

  • Sep 07, 2020 - USD $ 118.42
  • "Be good" - AM Posner

  • Sep 06, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Fantastic project! Keep up the good work!" - R L Lutchman Cardiology Inc

  • Sep 05, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Such a great organization. Good luck with the funding!" - Cheree Davidson

  • Sep 05, 2020 - USD $ 60.33
  • "Alice shared this w/ me — amazing work that you are doing! All the best from California, US. " - Hanneke Jongbloed

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 1 110.84
  • "

    Great work all at OneVoice SA!!

    " - Al

  • Sep 04, 2020 - USD $ 39.76
  • "Hi Marlijn, keep up the amazing work - sending you love from Manchester, UK" - Emma and Adam Reid

  • Sep 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Hope your target is met.

    " - NV Accounting Solution

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 11.91
  • "XXX!" - Alice van B.

  • Sep 03, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the wonderful work. " - Bianca

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Love you and your amazing work! " - Helen

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "On behalf of Sean Mellors" - Friend of Sean Mellors

  • Sep 03, 2020 - USD $ 66.75
  • "So proud of you, your ongoing resilience and determination and the amazing work that you are doing! " - Shaun Mellors

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 61.04
  • "Please keep up the good work, Marlijn !! Hope this helps... x x" - Ilona van Genderen Stort & Dick de Bruijn

  • Sep 02, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thinking of all of you. We seem to have the same problems here in Limpopo. Keep up the good work" - Nile and Rona McGaffin

  • Sep 02, 2020 - USD $ 60.10
  • "Sending lots of love from the UK" - Dave and Rachel Burns

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Please keep up the good work. I hope my contribution helps. " - Elize Viljoen

  • Sep 01, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Continue the good work OVSA!" - Marina Rifkin

  • Aug 21, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "Good luck! Lets do it!!!" - Marlijn Van Berne

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 42 814.56

Fundraising target

R 600 000.00
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OneVoice South Africa

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OneVoice South Africa (OVSA) is a vibrant and unique non-governmental organization, which uses innovative and creative ways of actively engaging young people on critical health and lifestyle issues – including HIV and TB prevention. Our programme is appealing to young people because it provides them with a platform to discuss and address HIV and AIDS, TB, life and livelihood skills, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender, hygiene practices, good citizenship, and human rights issues.

Our target audience is young people, 13-25 years. We believe it is crucial to target these young people as they transition from childhood, through adolescence, and into adulthood; a time of risk, while also offering a great opportunity for change. We are passionate about partnering with young people from diverse cultural backgrounds, different geographical areas, and from various settings, including in education and the community, for the following reasons:

Most young people become sexually active between 13-24;
Most new infections occur between the ages of 15-24, and mainly among women;
Young people’s minds are more receptive to creative and inclusive messaging, and
Young people are our future role models and leaders.

OVSA is currently implementing its Schools Programme and associated projects through a partnership with Grade 8, 9, 10, and 11 learners, in 22 schools across KwaZulu-Natal. The Schools Programme includes the Life Skills Project (Grade 8), the Life Skills Project (Grade 10), the Enterprise Project focussing on careers and entrepreneurship development with Grade 9 and 11 learners, and the Early Detection of TB Project (Grade 10).