||Zisize, ZwaZulu Natal
The Zisize Educational Trust works in the northernmost tip of
KwaZulu Natal where the population is 120,000 and around 57% are
under the age of 19. In KwaZulu Natal an estimated 31% of the
population is unemployed and almost half live below the official
Our partner operates out
of the centres that provide after-school educational support:
homework, counselling, nutritional meals, a safe place to play and
an adult to talk to. We are providing equipment for these
facilities such as books, computers, toys and stationery. 2000
orphans and vulnerable children come to the centres.
1,288 orphans and vulnerable children
receive life saving antiviral medication.
organisation works with clinics to ensure children receive their
medication, and crucially, provide support in adhering to
children and 500 adults will receive HIV/AIDS
awareness of HIV/AIDS is fundamental to removing social stigma and
preventing its devastating spread. HIV test counselling for
sufferers and education initiatives help to improve the lives of
many affected by the disease.
376 children will be supported.
Preschool children are provided with a stimulating environment
and educational activities. Older siblings are able to leave young
children in a safe place so they can go to school.
600 children have a safer place to call home.
Living in some of the
most dangerous areas in South Africa where 40% of rapes are
committed against children, physically securing a home is