what your donation does
Without help from SizaBantwana Organisation, hundreds of children face a reality of living everyday without food, water, and medical care. Opportunities for education are also severely limited without proper uniforms, school supplies, or adult advocates.
Additionally, these children have to cope with the social-emotional challenges of facing the world without a parent or relative to care for them. Friends of SizaBantwana, Inc. can help. Although we can never alleviate the pain of losing a loved one due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we can help with basic needs.
We can help by purchasing and providing:
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A food parcel costs about $47 (R840) and can feed a family for approximately one month. It includes items like rice, maize meal, beans, soup, sugar, cooking oil, and tea.
Children must wear the correct school uniform to attend school in South Africa or risk being sent home. School uniforms average about $50 (R890) per child.
Feminine hygiene napkins
Girls are often forced to miss school while managing their menstrual cycle each month. Unhygenic methods are also used by many who cannot afford feminine napkins.
Many of the townships where the children live have no running water. Although both care centers have water tanks, they often sit empty. A water tank can be filled for approximately $600, which will last 4-6 months.
Items of need include backpacks, pencils, and paper. SizaBantwana’s Reading Project is also in need of books for the children.
Used to teach children vocational skills so they can make money and sustain themselves after aging out of SizaBantwana's
program at nineteen.
Many children only have a handful of outfits. Most clothing is recycled and passed down, even underwear. New clothing and shoes are often a luxury. Winter accessories are also needed for colder nighttime temperatures.
Items of need include soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant.
Tender love and care
The vulnerable children and orphans need more than material goods, they need a loving adult who cares. We can support the dedicated and underpaid care workers, who live in these same townships, with high quality training.