The computer rooms at the Goedgedacht Youth Centres were planned with this vision in mind: Rooms filled with computers with groups of children hard at work doing their homework, other groups researching opportunities for University bursaries or looking at pictures of their dream car while another group of shrieking kids are playing a computer game […]
A container with 350 bicycles arrived on Goedgedacht farm on a wet and cold Friday in August. The staff working on the bicycle project were all very excited after waiting months for these bikes to arrive. The bicycles are all generous donations that are organised by Johan Kotze, a South African supporter who lives in […]
Easter has come to an end and I am filled with such gratitude to the Children from Springfield School in Cape Town who donated boxes of Easter Eggs to our POP children from the surrounding areas. Thank you so much for giving each child a taste of Easter. Our POP youth have expressed their amazement […]
We estimate that nine double decker buses full of children drown each year. We need to change the lives of children by giving them water safety lessons in a safe learning environment. Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI CEO estimates that in South Africa there are 2000 fatal drowning incidents of which 600 are children each year. We also conservatively […]
The Path out of Poverty (POP) programme seeks to transform rural communities, by offering the next generation of children the opportunity to become healthy, educated and self-confident. The aim is to produce young people who are able to take up leadership roles in their own communities. The programme concentrates on healing the past by enabling […]
Every ambition starts with a challenge. At Care for the Planet, our challenge is food security: ensuring that sufficient, safe and nutritious food is physically and economically available to those who need it. Our Challenge The global food security challenge is pressing: by 2050, the demand for food will be 60% greater than it is […]
Help the Rural Child is a chain of charity shops that support the Goedgedacht Path out of Poverty Rural Youth Centres. Few people give much thought to rural children. They are usually hidden from sight, yet they are out there struggling each day to go to school often without food and proper clothing. It is […]
The Path Out of Poverty (POP estab.1998), the Trust’s principal programme, is the development model we have created using Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) strategies to transform and heal marginalized rural communities. The POP “path” is a long term (25 year) programme, integrated, holistic and replicable.