In July, I will be travelling to South Africa for 4 weeks as a volunteer with the charity LDWPI (Lasallian Developing World Projects Ireland) in order to assist them in their upcoming projects.
Lasallian Developing World Projects Ireland will be celebrating its 30 th year in existence in 2016 by once again completing two projects that will help the poor. It will be the first time that LDWP Ireland will work in South Africa .
The 2016 Projects main aim is to carry out help, funding and assistance in the building of a Creche in
Nkaneng Squatter Camp and and a Skills Training Workshop in Phokeng.
The building of the Training Workshop will be invaluable in providing training skills e.g. carpentry, welding, construction, plumbing and electrical. When completed a large number of unemployed youth could be trained every year in one or more hard skills.They could produce items for selling in the squatter camps. They would have the possibility of setting up small businesses as individuals or teams or co-ops. The main benefit would be their improved self image and with a new sense of purpose and positive goals in life they could be saved from some of the social ills like substance abuse criminal activity etc that make this group so vulnerable.
The building of a Creche in Nkaneng Squatter Camp is a huge necessity and would provide basic education for at least thirty children aged 1 to 10.
In order to facilitate the project, each volunteer has been asked to raise money which will go towards supporting the development of this work in South Africa. Therefore, I need your help!
No donation is too big or too small and every cent will go towards this meaningful and valuable project. It will help to provide those who are less fortunate with skills and education.