Eighteen years after the end of apartheid, not much has changed
- More than half of South Africa’s children live in poverty
- 1.4 million children live in homes that rely on often dirty streams for drinking water
- 1.5 million have no flushing lavatories
- 1.7 million live in shacks, with no proper bedding, cooking or washing facilities.
- Four in 10 live in homes where no one is employed and, in cases of dire poverty, the figure rises to seven in 10.
- A total of 330,000 children – and five million adults – are currently infected with HIV
- 40 per cent die from the pandemic annually.
Our efforts have been far reaching. So far, Hope for a New Generation has:
- Provided medical aid for over 1500 people.
- Brought in 10 volunteer medical groups.
- Provided food and clean water to hundreds of victims.
- Brought in a group of 25 teachers, counselors and psychologists to help assess the situation and debrief the victims.
- Offered parents sustainable business opportunities in order for them to be able to support themselves and their families.
- We are also in the process of opening a literacy school for children to learn to read and write.
While we are making progress, the work that needs to be done to restore the suffering population to an acceptable standard of life is far from being over.
Hope for a New Generation is a 501C3 approved organization. If you should want to make a monetary donation, you can do so by giving $20.00, $50.00, $100.00 or more, you are helping innocent children get an education, and are providing them with food, water and a decent place of refuge. Wouldn’t you reach out a helping hand?