Siyakholwa Support Care Centre was established in 2010 situated in informal settlement at Ronderbult ext2,Germiston ,Gauteng and bylaws of organizations registered with social development as NPO and section18A(PBO) since all our services are free of charge. Currently year 2018 we accommodated 170 children (orphans, vulnerable, disabilities, under privileged and disadvantaged households) are full time in our Centre for ECD programmes,Toy library activities , early intervention programmes, therapeutic programmes, . We have 470 children on waiting list but joining us on Saturday soup kitchen, mobile toy library, mobile based care and monthly food parcel. 1700 Youth, people with Disability,women,Elders living with HIV/AIDs epidemic walk – in for education , skills development, Parental and family support programmes,in service training for ECD programmes (UNISA student), Peer and social group intervention, Job creation programmes , Mentorship programmes, . 7200 for mobile programmes , awareness and workshops (save water, clean environment),The founder ( Nomvuyo Munyu )have noticed up mentioned issues from her own pocket bought the side renovate structure and maintain the center with Operation Hungary and Rise Against Hungary assistance to facilitate the elements that in any part of South African poor areas and demonstrating better adequacy to their interests and development. Siyakholwa support Care Centre is situated at Ronderbult ext2 RDP houses. The majority of children (0-9years) and their Primary care givers(Youth,Women,Grannies and their siblings) at Rondebult Low-Income houses and surrounding underprivileged communities live precariously as a result of many issues high levels of poverty unemployment, HIV/Aids which have been exacerbated by the global economic and financial crisis and little industrial growth, high incidence of disease, primarily HIV, Aids, Tuberculosis and skin disease due to malnutrition, social and political conflict recurring natural disasters such a drought and floods.
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Describe in detail what your Organisation does:
POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES,ECD AND SUPPORT FOR ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN ,FOOD SECURITY.WE DO MOBILE ACTIVITIES AND WALK-IN PROGRAMMES
How long has your Organisation been operational?
In your opinion, what has been the most challenging aspect of running your Organisation?
SUPPORT AND MENTOR SHIP FROM GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
FINANCIAL AND GRANT SUPPORT
RESTRICTIONS AND HIGH DEMAND TO GET WELFARE CERTIFICATES.
Describe your Nonprofit Journey in three words:
ABLE TO REACH AND SUPPORT GLOBALLY.
Do you collaborate with other Causes? If yes, would you like to mention them?
If you had one Organisation wish, what would it be?
ABLE TO BUILD ORPHANAGE CENTRE
In your opinion, which skills do Nonprofits in your Country lack?
Looking back at your Cause Journey, what advice would you give a newbie Organisation?
The project start off a a non-profitable project but our plans is profit-making activities (large job creation for our beneficiaries able to support these children) later on in this case the project form a Trust to secure funding for training and for a pilot project later the pilot has proven a success .With our skills development our beneficiaries able to run profitable business using the knowledge and experience they have gained. The project may thus start out by forming a Trust but overtime may choose to form a Co-operative that will secure commercial loan funding to enable it to operate. The Trust could continue to train people and pilot new ideas while the Co-operative could be a profit seeking business that secures it’s funding from completely different sources.
If you could change one thing about the Nonprofit Landscape, what would it be?
With an estimated 3.5 million South African people in disadvantaged communities living with HIV/AIDS epidemic is creating large number of children growing up without adult protection or financial support of 3 million are children nearly 92% have lost one or both parents. More than 448,000 children have lost both parents, while 122,000 children are estimated to live in child-headed household. Whereas most OVC live with and cared by grandparent or a great-grandparent, others are forced to assume caregiver and provider roles without adequate protection and care. These OVC are more susceptible to child labour and to sexual and other forms of exploitation increasing their risk of a acquiring HIV infection.
90% of children living at Rondebult informal settlement are orphans and vulnerable and where not attending ECD, no primary care giver and secondary care giver, no mobile clinic library ,nutrition, food security, no support and parental lack of acknowledgment since most are ill due to up mentioned issues . Effective beneficiaries’ participation is practically indispensable to render a project successful.Social Development official ignorance
Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:
The overall outcomes of our Mobile programmes to our beneficiaries in disadvantaged communities are as follows:
-Co-ordinated and increased resources, nutrition, integrated and inter sectorial collaboration.
-Recognition of our Mobile projects as key intervention of poverty eradication.
– Increased access to Our Mobile programmes in poor communities.
-Small business creation to our beneficiaries
– adopts a holistic approach to development of children and places the families as a key pillar in creating an enabling environment for growth and prosperity. It meaningfully engages young mothers, youth and child-headed families in a community outreach programme which fosters social cohesion.
Last question, if your friends had to describe your Organisation in three words, which would they use?
DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES POVERTY ALLEVIATION