Weʼve raised £130 to Help build a crèche for vulnerable children in South Africa
- Funded on Thursday, 22nd February 2018
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This week we are part of fifteen volunteers from around the UK will travel to the Tsusalushaka region of South Africa to help build a creche for vulnerable infancts in the area.
In that part of South Africa, 57% of children under the age of 18 have experienced some form of violence - mostly sexual - in the last 12 months. The parents work all day, but the children only attend nursery and pre-school until lunchtime, leaving them wandering the streets and vulnerable to horrific abuse in the afternoons. Incredibly, this abuse usually comes from someone they know, so even if the children are looked after by a member of the family, they can still be subjected to abuse. The creche we are helping to build will provide somewhere safe for the children to go until their parents can collect them. They also get fed, and for some of them it's the only hot meal they get each day.
The project is co-ordinated by international charity World Vision, who have already built 42 schools, 24 creches, and 24 drop-in centres in the Tsusalushaka province. They work closely with the local people as well as overseas volunteers to ensure the projects they fund are of lasting value to the African communities.
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Nov 2, 2017
Well done, you are doing an amazing job out there x
Oct 30, 2017
What a great thing to do.
Oct 29, 2017
Enjoy yourselves in this great cause
Oct 27, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
What a fab thing to do, good luck to you Pauline and Marcus and all the other good folks going with you.
Oct 25, 2017
Good luck Pauline and Marcus - Safe travels! Sorry I missed the Pizza on Tuesday! x
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