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PLANT AN OLIVE TREE AND HELP RURAL CHILDREN PROSPER

Your donaton allows us to plant and maintain exising olive groves. In return you can make your own personal dedication plague in memory or in celebration of a special person or event.

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

596 872

meals served
since April 2020

seed-packets2

14 959

packets of vegetable
seeds distributed

families-served

1 386

families served
daily at POP centres

Covid-19 patient beds at Goedgedacht Trust

119

recovery centre
patients to date

team-members2

167

volunteers working at our POP centres

travel

20 248 km

travelled by support staff to deliver food

time2

4 032

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...

GOEDGEDACHT ONLINE BENEFIT AUCTION 2020

For the first time ever the Goedgedacht Trust is hosting an exciting online benefit auction in aid of its COVID-19 Support Strategies.

Online bidding started on 1 October 2020, with jewellery, fine art, wine, leather products, antiques, collectibles, furniture and extraordinary leisure travel & family experiences going under the hammer. At 5pm on the last day of October, the Trust will conclude the online auction and declare the bidder with the highest bid the winner of that item.

Goedgedacht Charity Auction 2020

Click the button below to see all the exciting items on auction and to register to take part:

OUR PROJECTS

Path Onto Prosperity 1

Path Onto Prosperity

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

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Care for the Planet 1

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 rurual child 2

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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Long Term Sustainability of the Goedgedacht Trust’s Projects

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: