5000 TREES FOR CHANGE
DONATE AND DEDICATE AN OLIVE TREE TO
EFFECT CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
We challenge you! Help us achieve our goal
of selling 5000 olive trees for change.
R700 PER TREE
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.
We are committed to creating healthy and thriving communities, but we can't do this alone. By donating, you are helping us to continue giving hope to rural children living in poverty in South Africa.
Your monthly donation will empower us to do even more! Helping to build happy communities takes time and commitment, but by donating to us monthly you are strengthening us in our efforts and joining us on this important journey.
LEAVE A LEGACY
No matter how big or small, when you leave a donation to Goedgedacht in your Will, you are providing hope to future generations. Your legacy will live on through the hope and bright futures that our projects provide rural children.
JOIN OUR TEAM!
Goedgedacht is looking to appoint a FUNDRAISING CO-ORDINATOR and an EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR. Both positions offer accommodation on the farm if the successful applicants so choose. Closing date for applications 26 November 2023.
Supporting rural communities in the Swartland since 1993
MESSAGE FROM OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR
The year is drawing to a close and Advent is preparing us for the generosity of Christmas. But our hearts are heavy as we celebrate Christmas amidst profound challenges. The region where Christ was born is in turmoil, with thousands of Palestinian and Jewish lives lost, including so many children. It is a place of so much suffering. As in so many global, African, and South African crises, there seems to be no immediate hope. The Russian-Ukrainian war rages on, migrants continue with perilous crossings from Africa to Europe in search of a better future, Sudan and the Congo remain unstable, and at home, we worry about our leadership and the impact of inequity, especially on children. COP28 has not made substantial gains in reducing the impact of climate change. In the Riebeek Valley, we see increasing tensions and needs, as people move from other parts of the country seeking seasonal work.
Journalists are writing of a failing world order, a sentiment that resonates with many South Africans. In such times of despair, we must be the bearers of hope and love. We need to step in and be the change we seek. We are blessed to build on the work of many who have gone before us.
- Deon Snyman, Managing Director at Goedgedacht Trust
Path Onto Prosperity
Our flagship strategy, the Path Onto Prosperity (POP) Programme, seeks to develop and empower rural youth through various sub-programs that provide support during the various stages in a child’s life.
Care for the Planet
Through our Care for the Planet programme, we are committed to growing the food sovereignty movement in the Swartland region and nationally, and endeavour to assist rural communities in becoming self-sustaining and thriving.
Goedgedacht Rural Academy
Based on Goedgedacht Farm, the academy plays a key role in integrating learning across the various programmes while strengthening the pathways into social eco-systems that enable systemic change at an individual, family, community and societal level.
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR PROGRAMMES
From its conception, the Goedgedacht Trust trustees’ strategy has been for the long-term sustainability of its work. At present we are still dependent on donors and friends from overseas and from South Africa; however, we are working towards becoming sustainable through the following existing income streams: