The main purpose of Christel House South Africa (CHSA) is to address the educational and healthcare needs of impoverished children in South Africa. Its aim is to break the cycle of poverty by providing learners with the necessary tools to build a life of dignity, success and self-sufficiency.
Learners that attend Christel House South Africa (CHSA) come from highly vulnerable communities characterized by high unemployment rates, gang violence and where physical, sexual and emotional abuse is commonplace. Christel House provide free private school education to children from these very impoverished communities. This includes tuition, transport, full uniform Winter and Summer, two meals and a snack per day, medical and social care as well as extra mural activities.
CHSA also work extensively with the parents of our children and the communities they come from. Skills Development and Socio-Economic Development for our children and their communities are very important for us at Christel House SA. It is also important to note that we do not try to obtain the smartest children to give them an opportunity. Our aim is to give those children that are learning able and whose families have for generations been strangled in the chains of poverty, an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty in their family for generations to come. We therefore establish a relationship with the child similar to that of a parent and support the learner from grade R right through Higher Education until the end of the first year of working in a professional environment.
We had our first learners in Grade 12 learners in 2009 and our second Grade 12's in 2010 and last year we had our third Grade 12's who achieved 70.8% Bachelor Pass, compared to the National average of 24.3%. CHSA is a registered Non Profit Organisation and began its operations in January 2002 in South Africa.
Alcohol and drugs are the root cause of almost all of SA's ills; gangsterism, crime, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, broken homes, unemployment, etc, which affect each and every South African. The Western Cape in particular is in an absolute crisis situation with regards to alcohol and drug abuse.
The JAG Foundation's mentoring, coaching, knowledge and sport programmes target alcohol and drugs head on by demonstrating the rewards of an alternative, positive lifestyle, bringing hope to escape their surroundings, and trying to place them out of reach of gangsterism and the resulting hopeless spiral of criminal behaviour. Using sport as a catalyst to teach children to engage in physical activity, absorbing its values and benefits, in order to produce holistically healthy individuals who believe in themselves and their future. The Foundation has the expert skills and experience, the national reach (coaching the coaches structures), the transparency and measurement and the proven success to make this the most efficient and effective use of donor funding.
The LumoHawk Foundation is a small non-profit charity organization which is now in the final steps of being formerly registered. It was started 3 years ago by Joel Stransky and Robbie Nilsen to raise funds for underprivileged children with a focus on educational and sporting needs.
It is the belief of all involved in managing this small charity that all children should grow up inspired and with a sense of hope, and an education is an important part of this process.
The focus remains the same today. The foundation assists a number of orphanages with the educational costs of the children as well as providing training for many of the "house Moms" in order for these special ladies to be able to begin the educational process of the young children at an early age. The Foundation also provides a few tertiary education bursaries and has assisted in one or two special needs cases.
The LumoHawk Foundation also assists in buying essentials for the kids, such as mattresses, clothing, blankets and even Christmas presents, when the need arises. Many of the children supported are AIDS orphans and in turn many, but not all, are HIV positive and are on anti-retroviral medication.
The foundation is run and managed by the directors and a couple of very special volunteers. This ensures that there are almost no administrative costs and all monies collected go directly to the worthy causes.
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