Millions of South Africans living in townships are profoundly poor and face extremely harsh living conditions – unemployment, lack of basic services such as water and sanitation as well as violent crime and abuse.
Ikamva Labantu supports the most vulnerable members of society through material donations and financial assistance. We also offer guidance, mentorship and legal and regulatory support – aiming to provide the fundamental building blocks of effective social development, through a process that takes the people we help to a point of independence and self-sufficiency.
- Foster parents receive pre-school fees, donations of clothing, food, books and materials to send their children to school
- ECD teachers receive skills, teaching equipment and educational toys
- Child-headed households receive money or food parcels to support their siblings
- Grandparents living on meager retirement grants receive the means to feed the families in their care, and help with raising the grandchildren they now support
- Senior citizens have access to places of safety where they can socialise, access health information, enjoy daily activities, read books, exercise and receive daily meals