Daughters of Destiny
South Africa

Daughters of Destiny

  • Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here:

Website: Daughters of Destiny
Instagram: @daughters_of_destiny_dod
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter
Linked-In: Linkedin
Youtube: Youtube

  • Describe in detail what your Organisation does:

Daughters of Destiny is a Non-Profit organisation based in Kensington and Factreton, where gangsterism, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, unemployment and domestic violence are a few key issues faced by young people in this community. DOD therefore seeks to empower woman and girls with needed life skills to positively impact on their homes, community and future. We therefore endeavor to empower women in the community to in turn empower younger women and girls.

VISION
To build strong communities of women and girls who are well-rounded, confident and fearless leaders

MISSION

CLUBS
By teaching various life skills, the Daughters of Destiny Girl Clubs are designed to help girls grow and develop their confidence and self esteem.

CONNECTION
Daughters of Destiny creates a safe space for women and girls. Here, women and girls can share, grow and support each other as well as the community.

LEADERSHIP
Through our Community Leaders Training Programmes, we train women to become key figures of leadership and support in the community.

SAFE SPACES
Accessible learning spaces in parks where girls live. Using parks in the community where the young girls live, fosters a safe environment. It
also allows older women in the same community to get involved without any
transport or financial obligations.

NETWORKING
We are Committed to Developing, Maintaining and Nurturing Partnerships
with Businesses, Organisations and Individuals to Achieve our Vision.

OUR SERVICES

GIRL CLUBS
The Daughters of Destiny Girls Clubs offers age appropriate instruct for female youths and teenagers aged 10 – 16 and girls aged 4-10. The DOD Clubs fill the gaps of the schooling and social systems by creating an open discussion
on topics that are less frequently discussed, such as the importance of healthy and unhealthy relationships, abuse and sexual health education.

GIRL DAYCARE CLUBS
The Daughters of Destiny Girls Clubs aims to help girls aged 3-6 gain valuable, age appropriate life skills. Through these clubs, we mentor girls and help them develop self-esteem, grow their body confidence, and assist them in developing their presentation and public speaking skills.

  • How long has your Organisation been operational?

2015 Only registered 6 April 2016

  • In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?

Running the organisation in itself. Understanding what is expected, compliance and governance. When we started this journey there was no intention to start an organisation as I simply responded to a need in the community. But we are truly blessed to have partnered with many role players who are now helping us grow and become a force for good in Kensington and Factreton.

  • Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:

Life Altering

  • Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?

People’s First Foundation, Community Development Foundation, Frank Julie and Associates, Factreton Primary School, Kensington Library

  • If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be?

Ability to function without financial constraints, and more importantly pay our unpaid staff that has been with us since inception.

  • In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?

More importantly new NPO’s, we start based on a passion and desire to impact yet do not understand the requirements of running a successful organ. Marketing, Good Governance, Financial management, Fundraising, Collaboration

  • Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?

To attend as much training as possible as passion is not enough, to be effective we need to aquire the skills to become a force for good

  • If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?

That all NPO’s go through an inccubation programme even before they register. As much as it will be a costly excercise but that they de register all non compliant organisation and start strengthening current organisations with good practices and can be replicated.

  • Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:

All! We are so proud to have impacted the lives of so many girls lives and women too. If it was just Kelly-Shea and myself working daily like we have without any funding, how much more can we achieve with assistance?

Just a few links to albums:

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  • Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use?

AMAZING

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