Ysterplaat is an impoverished suburb of Cape-Town. The demographics of the residents in the area is diverse in terms of age and ethnicity. It is densely populated by low income households, refugees, migrants, the unemployed and receivers of social grants. The area has also many high risk and vulnerable children that fight for survival from a very young age.
Research has shown that out of 5000 school going learners in a radius of 3.7km from Ysterplaat community church, the various schools have the capacity to only offer an aftercare service to 250 children in the Ysterplaat area. The cheapest of these are R500 per month and the most expensive R740 per month, which most parents in Ysterplaat can’t afford.
Out of the above statistics there is no need to explain the urgent need for safer spaces for vulnerable children in Ysterplaat. The dream and vision is to accommodate maximum 40 school going learners, 5 days a week, from 14:00 – 18:00, at the Ysterplaat community church, where they will receive lunch, be able to do their homework under supervision and be offered stimulating activities. A space where every child will feel worthy, loved, be able to discover their purpose in life and use their time constructively in a protected environment.
The goal amount is set out to cover the expenses of the first year of the project and includes to pay one staff member. We have all the facilities, but in order to launch this project in the second school semester of 2018 (17 July), we need your help.
For more information contact: 0728444771