The Sechaba Support Project
- By: Tamzin Nel
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/the-sechaba-support-project
A principal and his school are supporting 120 families and feeding 400 people daily in Diepsloot during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Sechaba Support Project is a fundraising initiative in support of this effort.
The Sechaba Support Project, organised by the Rotary Club of Morningside and in association with the Early Care Foundation aims to raise over R300,000 to support the feeding scheme run by the Diepsloot Oratile Center ("DOC"). The centre provides support to the 120 educators and their families who are without income during the lockdown, as well as providing meals to 400 people per day from the Diepsloot community.
Abram Kgari, the Principle of the DOC, along with a team of 5, are supporting the people of Diepsloot. The initiative began with Abram spending the last R1200 of his savings to buy food and prepare meals for the educators in his area who no longer earned an income. The need grew and Abram, through his ingenuity and hard work, was able to raise funds to feed 400 people from Monday to Friday and provide support to the 120 educators and their families. The program now provides 8,000 meals per month at a cost of R2.25 per meal – an astonishing achievement.
The Sechaba Support Project is raising funds and providing support to the DOC.
By donating R715 you can support an educator and their family for a month. R2.25 provides a person in need with a hot meal. R67.50 feeds that person for a month.
Donations can be made right here on the BackaBuddy page. Should you require a S18A tax certificate, please donate directly to ECF. The banking details can be found here:
For more information on the DOC and the work done by Abram, visit his Facebook page here.
- Aug 30, 2020 - R 317.25
- "Please carry on doing the amazing work you do in your community" - Megan
- Aug 30, 2020 - R 1 000.00
- "For sechaba " - Karen van Damme
- Aug 23, 2020 - USD $ 115.96
- "I donate this with love" - Nicola
- Aug 08, 2020 - R 71.38
- "As a teacher I would like to help another teacher in need." - Anonymous
- Jul 28, 2020 - R 1 050.00
- "Supporting Sechaba!" - Tamzin Nel
- Jul 13, 2020 - R 1 050.00
- "A great worthwhile project " - John Thornhill
- Jul 05, 2020 - R 210.00
- "Great initiative!" - Charlene
- Jul 02, 2020 - R 525.00
- "Thank You!" - Debbie
- Jun 23, 2020 - R 1 050.00
- "Amazing initiative. Every good wish going forward " - Aviva
- Jun 21, 2020 - USD $ 500.00
- "Keep up the great work!! " - Amanda Ellison
- Jun 15, 2020 - USD $ 58.63
- "." - Kerryn Trim
- Jun 09, 2020 - R 512.00
Keep up the good work" - Neil Duffy
- Jun 09, 2020 - R 1 012.00
It's our problem too." - Mervyn and Janet
- Jun 08, 2020 - R 5 000.00
- "Good luck with your great work" - Beatrice Wymann
- Jun 08, 2020 - USD $ 118.75
- "Norm and Julie King in Australia" - Norm King
- Jun 05, 2020 - R 5 250.00
- "Thank you for what you do" - Heather
- Jun 03, 2020 - R 525.00
- "Stronger together...#lockdown not locked and down" - Lunice Johnston
- Jun 02, 2020 - USD $ 57.30
- "Lets do this!!" - Supporters
- May 28, 2020 - R 750.00
- "Donation " - Steven Benjamin
- May 21, 2020 - R 1 012.00
We are all in this together." - Jane
- May 20, 2020 - USD $ 30.71
- "Wishing you well with your valuable project." - Brian Altchuler
- May 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
- "For the educators, their families and the diepsloot community " - Philippa
- May 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
- "Keep up the amazing work! " - A Winosaur
- May 09, 2020 - R 5 250.00
- "Sechaba" - Matt Stroucken
- May 09, 2020 - R 3 150.00
- "In support of one man who took R1200 out of his own pocket and created a feeding program that supports 400 people. He is buying, preparing and serving hot meals to 400 people every day. " - Tamzin Nel
The Early Care Foundation Trust
Who We Are
The Early Care Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 1990, is a provider of Early Childhood Development support programmes for home-based crèches in disadvantaged communities.
What We Do
The Early Care Foundation develops and facilitates early childhood development training programmes for under-skilled practitioners and owners of home-based crèches. The Early Care Foundation training equips beneficiaries with the necessary skills to provide a stimulating educational environment and meet the nutritional needs of the children in their care. The Early Care Foundation assists crèches to develop their facilities in order to comply with standards prescribed by the Department of Social Development to help them register their ECD centres and access social development subsidies.
Why We Do It
Statistics indicate that approximately 4,5 million South African children between the ages of 0 – 4 years have no access to quality early childhood care and education facilities. Children exposed to the risk factors associated with poverty and face a greater risk of impaired brain development. Research proves that quality day-care improves the physical and intellectual development of poor children.