South African charities have a difficult road ahead. We are the change you want to see in the world and yet you may be looking right past the signs and heading straight for that grab and go coffee your stomach keeps rumbling for. You need to ask yourself – what is your heart yearning for? If you are an avid reader of Masicorp’s blog, then you will recall our last post that emphasized the need for Volunteers in South Africa and around the world.
If you spend your time wisely – you will find a life well lived. Charity organisation’s in South Africa need to be pulling together and supporting each other in all the work we do to uplift our beautiful country – wen can’t do it alone; we also need help from people like you – loyal supporters.
When we speak of change at Masicorp, we measure this by the impact on our immediate surroundings. You can’t expect to change the world in a day, however, if you start small and make changes in the areas of your life that directly affect your day-to-day activities – you will see a whole new world brimming with potential. Masicorp has taken up this task with a whole-hearted approach and now 20 years into our journey, we can earnestly say that we are making a positive impact on the community of Masiphumelele by engaging with key stakeholders to ensure we constantly put the people of Masi first.
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With a multiplicity of South African charities doing good work all around the country we couldn’t possibly mention each one of them here in this blog. We are an education charity in Cape Town; therefore, we have kept the following list of South African Charities to support close to home.
Living Hope / Bringing Hope Breaking Despair
Living Hope is a Non-Profit organization whose vision is to reach people for Christ, Bringing Hope and Breaking the Despair of poverty and disease. Living Hope undertakes community development through educational, social, income generation, and health related programmes; and plays a vital role in the prevention, care and treatment of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.
To see how you can help this South African charity call Living Hope on (+27) 21 784 2800 or e-mail them. You can also visit their website for more information on how to support South African charities like this one.
Masi Creative Hub
Masiphumelele Creative Hub was founded in 2017 by Yandiswa Mazwana. The organisation works to provide a safe, supportive and educational environment where community members can use the power of creativity and art to overcome their daily challenges.
Through our focus is on sport, art and after-school care classes, we encourage the participation of Masiphumelele youth in preserving and nourishing their own resources.
As of 26 March 2020, when the national lockdown started in South Africa, we have been running a feeding scheme for young children up to grade 5. We have 7 feeding stations spread across Masiphumelele and provide approximately 1,100 meals per day.
Our volunteers also assemble vegetable boxes and deliver them to elderly people in the Masiphumelele community. Around 140 boxes are packed and delivered every week.
We supply art and craft products to local and international retailers.
Please have a look at Masi Creative Hub’s Programmes for a more detailed guide.
Keep creativity alive and contribute to Masi Creative Hub’s ingenuity by calling Yandiswa on +27 (0)71 358 6289 or email them here. Alternatively visit their website now to find out how you can do more for charity organisations in South Africa like this one.
Masicorp, Masiphumelele Cape Town
Masicorp has 26 (and expanding) education and skills development programmes that uplift the community and inspire transformation through education from an early start – preschool level. Our dedicated team works in the heart of Masiphumelele to help the people living here overcome the challenges that have been cemented by the historical legacy of Apartheid in South Africa. We still have a duty to break the barriers to equal opportunity for all – help us achieve our mission.
Be a part of a team and a solution that incorporates a holistic vision not only for education but for the future of South Africa. Show your support by donating here or get even more involved by volunteering your time by emailing us so that others may succeed.
PS: Child Protection Week is from the 30th of May to the 6th of June 2021 – show your support for this initiative by wearing your green ribbon.