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RURAL COMMUNITY COVID-19
SUPPORT STRATEGIES

Help us bring relief to rural communities living in extreme poverty, due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, by donating towards our Seven Support Strategy initiatives.

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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meals-served

465 080

meals served
since April 2020

seed-packets2

4 317

vegetable seed
packs distributed

families-served

1 292

families served
daily at POP centres

Covid-19 patient beds at Goedgedacht Trust

101

recovery centre
patients to date

team-members2

167

volunteers working at our POP centres

travel

14 433 km

travelled by support staff to deliver food

time cooking 2

2 688

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
Goedgedacht Trust

Read latest letter from our MD here...

OUR PROJECTS

Path Onto Prosperity homepage

Path Onto Prosperity

Our flagship strategy, the Path Onto Prosperity (POP) Program, seeks to transform rural youth through various programs.

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Care for the planet homepage

Care for the Planet

As part of our COVID-19 Seven Step Support Strategy, the Care for the Planet project plays a critical role in securing a sustainable and nutritious food supply for communities in need.

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Help the Rural Child homepage

Sponsor a Rural Child

Please consider sponsoring a child – for just R125 a month you will be able to assist our rural children as they try to blossom and grow into educated and responsible citizens.

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