EMPOWERING & INSPIRING SINCE 2018

We ​seek to EMPOWER and INSPIRE a nation, one person at a time by providing a platform where individuals can access skills, self-development training, economic and social development opportunities.

​The School of Empowerment: AFRICA was established principally for COMMUNITY ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND FOUNDATION. This is done so by seeking to EMPOWER and INSPIRE a nation, one person at a time by providing a platform where individuals can access skills, self-development training, economic and social development opportunities.

Also, by providing creative spaces where individuals are able to express themselves at a local and global scale in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.

The activities of the organization are carried out in a non-profit manner with an altruistic and philanthropic intent and without any direct benefit accruing to any of its Directors, employees, officers, or agents (otherwise than as stated herein). All public benefit activities carried on by our PBO are widely accessible to the general public at large, including any sector thereof. other than small & exclusive groups.

The Organisation is a Non-Profit Company ( NPC No. 2019/350554/08 | PBO No. 930070179 | Income Tax Reference No. 9892072175 ) with headquarters in Delft, Cape Town, South Africa 7100


SOEAFRICA Community Kitchen

The School of Empowerment: AFRICA Community Kitchen Project’s mission is to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in vulnarable communities in South Africa. We firmly believe that access to food is a human right. Hence our project implementation of SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.


Our Story & Our Appeal

Since COVID-19and lock downs in South Africa, we embarked on a feeding programme in Delft South three times a week feeding up to 221 beneficiaries. However, the need in the community has grown drastically.
While we have made some great strides, the School of Empowerment Africa still has a lot to accomplish. We need your support for the Delft Food Garden and Community Kitchen project

​Wish List

  1. A fully-kitted kitchen of our own with the necessary equipment, such as a two-plate gas burner, 4 large pots, cutting boards, knives, the training manual, and all cleaning equipment.UprightRefrigerator
  2. Seedlings and garden tools for our vegetable garden.

OUR GOAL

We greatly appreciate your donation, and it will be used to prepare a minimum of 1 000 meals a day in a safer, healthier way with new recipes and better cooking methods. Community Kitchen Project's mission is to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in Delft, Western Cape South Africa. We firmly believe that access to food is a human right. Hence our project implementation of SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.


Delft Kids Tennis Club

SOEAFRICA is working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities through our sustainable child-focused, The Sports for Development Programme such as Delft Tennis Club where children are impacted by violence, drug abuse, poverty and global health issues.

The Sports for Development Programme provide children with regular physical activity, improving their overall health by:

  1. Developing healthy bones, muscles and joints.
  2. Improving heart and lung function.
  3. Improving balance, coordination and posture.
Furthermore from our research and case studies, Sport for development has been proven to be effective for solving social issues. However, there are many challenges which need to be solved in order for sport to become a bigger player within the sustainable development goals. Also, sport has been recognised as an enabler of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda. Organisations worldwide are using sport to contribute to the SDGs and other goals, addressing issues ranging from health and education to employment, and conflict resolution.


PROBLEM:

The Delft Community Policing Forum said children were the worst affected by the ongoing violence in the area. An important feature of this age range are the vulnerabilities children face at this time as a result of their lack of independence, lack of maturity, propensity to take risks and susceptibility to peer influence. Children are also treated differently in the eyes of South African law, as persons under the age of 18 are still considered children and therefore are managed differently within the criminal justice system.

Young people can be harmed in more significant and long-lasting ways than adults from exposure to and perpetration of violence, due to their vulnerability and ongoing development. The impact of violence inflicted on children, and young people, is particularly important to consider in that it can often initiate or catalyse a pathway to violence and offending by the victim.

OUR THEORY OF CHANGE / THE SOLUTION:

Our organisation, through the Faculty of Education has implemented The Sports for Development Programme (https://soeafrica.bitrix24.site/facultyofeducation/ ) which is working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities through our sustainable child-focused, community-based development programs such as Delft Tennis Club where children are impacted by violence, drug abuse, poverty and global health issues. The School of Empowerment: AFRICA is seeking funding to provide children between the ages of 5 to 18 with opportunities to PLAY, LEARN and GROW with access to sport for a development project called DELFT KIDS TENNIS CLUB. The project’s aim is to help the said children from underprivileged and vulnerable communities of Delft, Cape Town, using integrated tennis and learning curricula, by equipping them to overcome challenges, inspire positive social and take active leadership roles within the Delft community and beyond. The goal is to promote a “fun and learning” environment for the growth of our diverse community through sport.

We have developed a clear rationale for what we do in our sport for development programs. Our approach if focused on how change for children is driven at three levels: players, Volunteer Coaches and Facilitators and communities

PLAYERS

Young players complete integrated tennis and life skills learning modules to improve their leadership and life skills, sports skills, attitudes and behaviours in a safe and structured way. Playing as part of a team provides disadvantaged children with access to an expanded support network. Players can carry their learnings back to their communities, and become future coaches in the program.

VOLUNTEER COACHES & FACILITATORS

Volunteer Coaches and Facilitators are supported to deliver tennis and life skills activities to children in the Delft community. These Volunteer Coaches and Facilitators have increased resilience, confidence, vision, voice and the ability to drive positive change and promote learning in the Delft community. They become active citizens promoting positive social change.

COMMUNITIES

Community members, including parents and caregivers, allow their children to participate in Delft kids Tennis Club and over time place an increased value on young people’s participation in structured sport. This, in turn, allows parents and caregivers to place an increased value on their children’s participation in activities contributing to positive social change.

WISH LIST

Kindly click the link below to donate from the list of items :

REQUIRED ITEM LISTS


DIGNITY PACKS CAMPAIGN

Each year by 31 August in our South African National Women's month, the School of Empowerment Africa runs a donation drive called the Dignity Packs  whereby we  try raising 450 Packs .

We distribute these Dignity Packs to the Primary School Girls who are aged between 9 years to 13 years living in South Africa communities such as Delft. 

Help us restore the dignity of the Girl Child by donating from as little as ZAR 150/ US$10 per pack.

 

WHAT WE PUT NEED IN EACH PACK:

  • Toothpaste ( 100ml),
  • Toothbrush, Soap (75ml),
  • Face-towel,
  • Vaseline ( 100ml) / Lotion,
  • Sanitary Pads, &
  • Roll-on.
Help us restore the dignity of the Girl Child by donating from as little as ZAR 150/ US$10 per pack.

​How will you use the money?

We use the funds donated to acquire 450 Packs of which the estimated cost is US$4500 (450 Packs x US$10. Lunch for the girls, Logistics & Distribution, miscellaneous estimate cost is USD330. Thus,the total is US$4830.

How does our project increase representation and inclusion in age, class, race, gender, sexuality, and/or ability?

The project is directly targeting girls that are aged between 9 years to 13 years.
The percentage of girls recipients is 100% Black Africans who are mostly from informal settlements communities in South Africa.

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