Lukhanyo Lwabantu Community Organization
Lukhanyo Lwabantu Community Project is a non-profit organization that was established in 2013, by a dedicated and concerned community member, Mrs. Azisa December, with one volunteer, after she discovered a very sad case concerning an incident of a 5-year-old child who was sexually abused by her father repeatedly in Endlovini informal settlements. She worked tirelessly in efforts to assist the child and the family of the child concerned through counseling and support services, as they lacked the knowledge of the resources around them to be helped in this case.
More and more gruesome incidents of child abuse related cases were further discovered in the Ndlovini area, and it was discovered that most of these cases go unreported as a result of the community members lacking the knowledge and resources to empower them with regards to the challenges they face. Mrs. December noticed this huge gap in the service delivery and concluded that these communities needed to be educated about child abuse in order for children to be protected in these communities.
The name, Lukhanyo Lwabantu, means, ‘the light of the people’. The name of this project is fitted as the core purpose of Lukhanyo, as it aims to educate and give light to the people through knowledge and the services it offers to the community it serves.
The services of Lukhanyo Lwabantu Project include the following programs:
- Support Groups for victims of child abuse
- Support groups for HIV/AIDS infected and affected people
- Aftercare school programs and holiday programs to get children and youth off the streets.
- Parenting workshops
- Child abuse prevention workshops in schools