CKGROUND TO THE SCENARIO
We Care Project (WPC) is an NPO (Reg No. 065-179) existing since 2007 and is proud to announce the establishment of our own VCR site (community clinic) solely funded by WPC, we own our premises and manage a range of community services, which include health and wellness, youth development, community upliftment.
We offer soup kitchens to 6 Wards in Port Elizabeth's Northern Areas, our aim to expand to 12 Wards, we feed over 5000 poor people.
Our Clinic screen for HIV, TB and STIs, our aim is to become a fully fledged community clinic within 2 years. We have a registered nurse (RN) on site and we have 6 dedicated health workers fully employed. Beyond Zero partnered with us against the fight of HIV infections.
Senior citizens home-based care and Senior's Club to name a few..
Our latest program, Study Hub, in partnership with Bidvest Waltons is aimed at supporting Grade 11 & 12 learners (offering tutorship, study material, resources, a safe place to study and free Wi-Fi). We believe that we can develop the leaders of tomorrow through academic support and providing free assistance with subjects they find challenging, we believe we can improve their grades, decrease absenteeism, less young people lost to drugs and gangsterism. We hope to develop leaders that can give back to the community in future.
OUR PROBLEM AND WHERE YOU CAN HELP
The immediate help required is to procure 10 PCs to be used by the Study Hub learners to do schoolwork and research, the cost would be R50 000 because we want to create an environment for learning, thus, furniture such as chairs and tables would be necessary to go with the PCs. The idea is to offer these resources free to the learners, however, to raise income from these 10 PCs we will offer internet services to the community (at affordable pricing) as extra revenue for the WPC projects and to give access to the community to the world of the internet.
THE NORTHERN AREAS OF PORT ELIZABETH
Our area of responsibility cover the Northern Areas, a place characterized by poverty gangsterism, high crime levels, violence, alcohol and drug abuse. Our youth are trapped in this world and we believe we can make a difference in the lives of our communities and it requires money, most of use at WPC offer our services free of charge, we have very little staff (we have three fully employed administrators) the RN and health workers are funded by Beyond Zero. Most of our programs are funded by fundraising initiatives and charity donations. We intend to employ a fulltime secretary within three months to lighten the administrative burden, our governing board offer their services free of charge and is not compensated by the WPC for their traveling and other expenses. We at WPC give freely, our time, energy, money and other resources to stay afloat and .we do not complain because we do it in silence, with passion and pride and our reward is seeing the difference we make in people's lives.
Within 5 years we will establish an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, which is so much needed since the problem is getting out of hand and we want to bring such a center to the doorstep of the affected communities. However, we need to overcome our current funding challenges as soon as possible to focus on the rehab center.
One of our on-going initiatives are to develop our staff and volunteers to equip them with expertise, skills in management, good governance, leadership and overall community service. Our aim is to improve holistically to benefit WPC and to deliver on our commitments.
Please donate whatever you can, it is truly appreciated.
Please view our website WE CARE to get the bigger picture, there is so much more we do and we accomplished so much over the years.