Charity Projects Port Elizabeth
Charity Projects PE's Flagship project is to assist the families of undocumented children in farm schools with Late Registration of Birth. We provide food parcels and resources to the families for the duration of the registration process and support feeding schemes. All beneficiaries are South Africans that have been unable to register successfully.
We assist the farm schools we work with, with public exposure to their needs and act as the link between the farm school and public.
Friends of our organisation sponsor children in crisis as the need arises. These children receive no government support and will not be able to go to high school unless they are documented. According to the Department of Education, the children are also not registered as students at the farm schools. This puts strain on the resources of the school.
We work in partnership with Home Affairs, Social Development and the school to effectively register all the undocumented children.
We currently have 44 applications in progress and our opperational costs are unfunded.
Our founding member, Renee Hoffman, has been assisting undocumented children for the past three years and registered the NPO after seeing how difficult it is for these families to access the information they require to be successfully registered. In 2018 she received the esteemed Paul Harris Award from Rotary and the Your Voice RSA Community service award for individuals. She is a full time volunteer, who dedicates her days to serve children in crisis.