Khulani Children’s Shelter
for Aids orphans in AfricaKhulani Children’s Shelter, a small aids orphanage in Durban North, South Africa, is a home for 20 children aged 9 to 17 whose parents have died from AIDS. Founded by Prudence Mwandla in 1998 it depends on local and international funds for survival. It is currently raising £90,000 to build another home on a site donated by The Department of Works in Kwazulu-Natal. Click here for more info.
Soul of Africa
Shoes South Africa Charitable Trust has been formed to raise funds from within the Footwear Industry of SA and through it’s International Export Customers.
“Soul of Africa” initiative involves teaching unemployed woman from the informal settlements of Kwazulu-Natal the skills to be able to hand stitch a moccasin shoe. Not only are these women gaining employment but they are also being taught valuable skills, which allow them to be able to adequately provide for their families.
All the profits generated from “Soul of Africa” will be donated to Shoes South Africa Charitable trust and be used to fund Khulani and in the future to establish and run aids orphanages and self-help projects in Kwazulu-Natal. For more details, click here.
The Scotsman has run an article on Soul of Africa.
Dr Mike Beary, a London Psychiatrist and former G.P. in Durban ran in the 25th Fortis Rotterdam Marathon (runner 4170) on April 10 2005 to support the orphanage. He hopes sponsors from the UK, North America, RSA and elsewhere will give generously. Click here for further details.
To sponsor this marathon run, click here.
For further information please email sarahG@michelle.co.za