The Dumela Foundation seeks to give hope to children in Botswana and South Africa. Together with our partners, we provide basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and emotional support.
After school programs provide supplemental educational support to help the children reach their full potential and reduce the likelihood of dropping out of school.
According to South Africa's Western Cape Educational Department (WCED), around 20% of students drop out of school by the time they reach the age of 13. Many of these children live in abject poverty, are victims of domestic abuse, and are not supported emotionally or financially. Almost 80% of these children only have one meal per day (provided by the school) and often resort to leaving school and joining local gangs.
The Dumela Foundation, in conjunction with the Khula Development Group, provides a support system for children from disadvantaged communities in the Paarl region outside of Cape Town, South Africa. The objective of this program is to promote regular school attendance by supporting absent at-risk children and their families. Khula aims to identify and address the symptoms that lead to school dropouts. These reasons vary but include the following:
Step Up Botswana's mission is to educate, inspire and empower young people to achieve their full potential.
Too many young people in Botswana who most need our support lack access to quality learning experiences, enrichment programs and safe environments.
Step Up Botswana addresses this opportunity gap by removing socioeconomic barriers and equipping our achievers with the skills and knowledge to excel in the classroom, community and career.
Unfailing Grace provides a safe and loving home for children rescued from damaging circumstances. They attempt to raise these children and provide them with a nurturing environment. This enables these children to positively contribute to society.
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