Image caption: Out of fear that they would not receive a warm meal for their families, desperate community members place their food containers outside our POP Youth Centre as early as 6:00 am so that they have a place in the queue when the meals are served later in the morning.
ABOUT GOEDGEDACHT TRUST
Managed by a board of trustees, the Goedgedacht Trust was established in 1993 to contribute to the transformation of disadvantaged rural communities in the West Coast region of the Western Cape. To meet the challenges faced by rural communities, the Trust developed and implemented a creative and sustainable flagship, Path Onto Prosperity (POP) Program, catering to the needs of children at different stages of their lives, starting with the first 1 000 days until adulthood.
OUR COVID-19 SUPPORT RESPONSE
In response to the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on rural communities in particular, we implemented a Seven Step Support Strategy to provide relief to the most vulnerable in our communities.
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since April 2020
daily at POP centres
patients to date
volunteers working at our POP centres
14 433 km
travelled by support staff to deliver food
hours spent preparing meals
"Amid all the current challenges we are facing as a community, we aim
to remain a beacon of hope, trusting that there is life after the coronavirus.
Many thanks to all our donors and funders for their support in making
all that we aspire to do, become a reality.”
- Deon Snyman, Managing Director at