Home > Progetti > South Africa. Making Pre-school and Elementary School Possible for Marginalized Children in Pretoria – South Africa

Promoter: Komati Foundation Women Development
Duration: 1 year
Cost: € 21,918

This project concerns the marginalized area of Atteridgeville, in Pretoria, where the unemployment rate has reached 50% and half the population is infected with AIDS. It is also a very normal practice for husbands to leave their wives and more often than not women find themselves having to raise their children alone, often turning to prostitution to make ends meet. Most children are affected by poor nutrition and unsanitary living conditions. School is the only reference point most of them have, yet poor economic possibilities, a lack of basic infrastructures and widespread ignorance stand in the way of an adequate education .

The objective of the project is to allow marginalized children in Atteridgeville, Pretoria entrance into St. Anne’s Primary School and to involve young university volunteers in the initiative. This goal can be reached by improving infrastructures and providing school materials, all while promoting the concept of “responsible citizenship” through the involvement of volunteer university students.

-383 children ages 3-12;
-10 professors;
-15 volunteers (South African University Students);
-1,179 families will indirectly benefit from these activities.