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Armed with Vuvuzelas, Men Escort Women to Safety

Armed with Vuvuzelas, Men Escort Women to Safety

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We are raising funds for a special group of men who use Vuvuzelas to alert women in Soweto, the country’s largest township, that their local patrol group is ready to safely escort them to public transport. They meet women at their homes to walk them to their train or bus station, blowing their vuvuzelas to announce their arrival. Starting as early as 2.30am until about 7am, the men patrol until the women have safely begun their commutes and then return to collect them in the early evening. There are thousands of men working in groups ranging from three to 15 members across Soweto.

This campaign will show the support to men who are doing this that we see them and commend them for what they doing no matter what their personal circumstances are. Most have no formal employment to support their families and they do all their patrol duties for free. This campaign will assist them with their unemployment situation and be able to provide the little we can to say thank you.

“I wake up feeling safe when I hear the vuvuzela outside,” said Zanele Thusi, a domestic worker, walking towards the train station at 4.30 am for her hour-long journey to the Johannesburg suburb of Bosmont.

"When I hear the vuvuzela, I think, 'here comes safety'. And they do it for free," she said, before hopping on the bus to her early-morning workout.

When men like this step up and help their community, especially women we need to continue to encourage them to keep going and show support. It’s how change happens!

The funds raised will go to the patrol group for Christmas to thank them for what they are doing. The funds will help them with food and any personal items they may need for themselves and their families.

 

If you would like to read the original article Written By Kim Harrisberg:

Armed With Vuvuzelas Ready To Bring Women To Safety

*Funds raised will be transferred directly to the Angel Network from where it will be managed.*

Donations

  • Dec 08, 2019 - USD $ 55.28
  • "Love this. Keep our woman safe. Well done guys! " - Peter

  • Dec 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Love the cause, pray they get a special Christmas " - Jahara treatment centre

  • Dec 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Way to go South Africa! " - Laura Lewis

  • Dec 05, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Men like you give me hope for our beautiful country! Please don't stop!" - Kerry

  • Dec 05, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "You are an inspiration!!!" - Anonymous

  • Dec 04, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "

    Happy to support men who support women

    " - Jordan

  • Dec 03, 2019 - USD $ 35.84
  • "Lovely news, support that" - Jan Fahner

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "

    Such respect for these people

    " - P Rousell

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "

    Amazing initiative! Proud of these guys!

    " - Mandy

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "

    So proud to be South African

    " - Nadine

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "

    Keep up the good work guys and be blessed!

    " - Eline

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you so much. We don't need some people doing everything, we just need everybody doing something. Every bit helps. Thank you thank you thank you" - Keziah

  • Dec 03, 2019 - USD $ 14.34
  • "Ubuntu" - Anon.

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "The Lord bless you for making the streets of kasie yaka safe." - Tumi Mashishi

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "thank you for helping these ladies. It must be devastating enough to haveto endure the daunting taxi rides but now at lteast they safer" - doreen

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 300.00
  • "Thank you for showing other men the way" - Nicole

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Thank you.

    " - Anonymous

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "

    Fantastic initiative!!

    " - Vanessa

  • Dec 02, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Great word" - Anonymous

  • Dec 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Inspiring" - Tonya

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 7.16
  • "So fabulous you are doing a great service. You guys will make your country great." - Angie

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 7.16
  • "Awesome, keep going!" - Ange

  • Dec 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Super noble, love this!" - Heidi

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 35.83
  • "Thank you!!" - Sara

  • Dec 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you for making SA better ????????" - Carol

  • Dec 01, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you for being such exemplary men" - Moloko Tlou

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 6.81
  • "Wow guys! These are real men! We appreciate You!" - Nikki

  • Dec 01, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "I am so proud of these gentlemen, what an amazing initiative!" - Kathy

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 14.34
  • "-" - Anonymous

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 15.00
  • "True men! " - JoAnne

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 35.83
  • "Thank you for setting an example for others" - Wes

  • Dec 01, 2019 - USD $ 14.34
  • "Thank You for looking after our ladies you are true gentlemen and good men - THANK YOU !" - REBEL MAYHEM

  • Nov 30, 2019 - USD $ 34.06
  • "You are REAL MEN. Only real men protect those who cannot protect themselves, especially women and children. You are also setting a wonderful example for others to follow." - Andy

  • Nov 30, 2019 - USD $ 14.34
  • "These are real men" - Anonymous

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thank You for taking care of our women! God Bless all of you" - Anonymous

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 51.41
  • "Thank you! " - Anonymous

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Amazing work guys. Keep going!" - Mustapha

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for protecting women in your community! " - Jess

  • Nov 30, 2019 - USD $ 71.67
  • "Speechless! Thank you guys! " - Benita

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 100.00
  • "Well Done. You make us Proud. Keep up the good work. Don't loose sight of what you are doing. " - Chantal

  • Nov 30, 2019 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Thank you for keeping us safe " - Me

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "Donation for Soweto men - this is how we really start to change the narrative ????" - Kerryn

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Brilliant initiative" - Julia

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Incredible work! " - Lara N

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for keeping our mothers, sisters and daughters safe. " - IM

  • Nov 30, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "What an amazing thing these men are doing. We hope it makes other men think about their attitudes to women." - Fariastam

  • Nov 30, 2019 - USD $ 71.67
  • "Out of love of the beautiful country that was my home for two years" - Riccardo

  • Nov 30, 2019 - USD $ 13.63
  • "You lot form part of our unsung heroes! We salute you, please keep on doing this good work. South Africa needs more men like you. Siyabonga! " - Mpums Ndawonde

  • Nov 29, 2019 - USD $ 14.27
  • "You guys are legends!" - Ally Seymour

  • Nov 29, 2019 - USD $ 16.95
  • "Best wishes" - P. M. Msimang

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "More of this please, South Africa! " - CJB

  • Nov 29, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "A heartwarming read. Thank you so much guys!" - Samacia Maloy

  • Nov 29, 2019 - USD $ 14.27
  • "Give Back Friday instead of Black Friday.??" - HP

  • Nov 28, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Greetings from Mississippi " - Kenneth

  • Nov 28, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Great initiative!" - Chrissie C

  • Nov 28, 2019 - USD $ 3.58
  • "Great job. Keep on going" - Marts

  • Nov 01, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    #TrueWarriors

    " - Caitlin

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "A wonderful, heart warming initiative. Thank you so much" - Tamara

  • Oct 31, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Amazing humans in our Country!!???????????????? very proud

    " - Gregg Levy

  • Oct 30, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Well Done! " - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "What a wonderful project - the men deserve to be compensated." - Fiona Greggor

  • Oct 30, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Keep up the great work!" - Hazel Davies

  • Oct 29, 2019 - R 155.26
  • "More like this for SA!!! Great job! " - Anon

  • Oct 29, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "

    Thank you guys for looking after our ladies, well done to you

    " - Debbie

  • Oct 29, 2019 - USD $ 26.30
  • "This is incredible! So inspired." - Laura

  • Oct 28, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "

    Keep it up Madoda

    " - Lindelwa

  • Oct 28, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck out there!" - Cam

  • Oct 27, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "You guys rock!!! " - God bless ypu

  • Oct 26, 2019 - USD $ 63.12
  • "Great initiative, should be state-funded" - Anonymous

  • Oct 25, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Amazing!" - Samantha

  • Oct 25, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Good call guys - Mzansi needs more attitudes like yours " - PhoraneT

  • Oct 25, 2019 - R 2 507.28
  • "

    Good work guys!

    " - Anonymous

  • Oct 25, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "True gentleman. We thank you. " - Sharon

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "This is My South Africa, people of courage and love" - Anonymous

  • Oct 24, 2019 - USD $ 12.62
  • "You guys are just awesome! " - vanessa ronald

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks guys... we need more people like you in this world " - Jeanette

  • Oct 24, 2019 - USD $ 21.04
  • "We need more men like this in the world." - iamfancyp

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "

    Wonderful thing to do.

    " - Anonymous

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "By taking care of women, they will in turn take care of you!! This is such a great example to set for young boys! Well done gentleman!!" - Charlotte

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Keep on protecting our women. Thank you" - Bongi

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you" - Bianca

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    You make the world a better place

    " - Carlien Neethling

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "What a wonderful thing to do, well done guys!" - Terrilee

  • Oct 24, 2019 - USD $ 72.59
  • "You men make me proud to call myself South African" - Myrna Gordon-Covelli

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Thank you !" - Anonymous

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "

    So proud of men like you - well done!!

    " - Glenda

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for watching our women! " - Ang

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Touched to the core. Incredible gesture by these “real” men. " - Jo Olsen

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Heart warming " - Sarah

  • Oct 24, 2019 - USD $ 14.39
  • "Good job, guys!" - Christine Allaway

  • Oct 24, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "May the angels surround you amd may Gods Grace protect you." - Tania Nozizwe Futter

  • Oct 24, 2019 - USD $ 73.64
  • "These guys are doing an amazing thing!!" - Paulo

  • Oct 24, 2019 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Namaste" - Zee

  • Oct 24, 2019 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Amazing work. May you be blessed " - Addy

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 101.50
  • "Nice work guys" - Cait Fowle

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 50.75
  • "Keep up the good work guys. We see you!" - Sibon

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for stepping up and protecting your community!!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 203.00
  • "What an amazing group of men. Thank you. " - Sue

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Be the change. Stop complaining, stay doing. Well done guys. " - Angela

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 359.87
  • "Wow! Siyabonga kakhulu! Baie dankie! Merci beaucoup! :) :) :) " - Sally Steyn

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "You guys are amazing! " - Penny Harrison

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you for your help." - Nicky

  • Oct 23, 2019 - USD $ 10.52
  • "Thank you!" - H Brown

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "Well done gentlemen! Thanks for walking the talk." - Mark

  • Oct 23, 2019 - USD $ 286.10
  • ""Good is not a thing you are. It's a thing you do.”" - Anonymous

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Well done guys " - Anonymous

  • Oct 23, 2019 - R 110.00
  • "

    Thank you for what you are doing

    " - Charmaine B

  • Oct 22, 2019 - USD $ 42.08
  • "Thank you for what you are doing!!Keep going!" - Anonymous

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