Tucked between some council flats and shacks and a tiny informal barber shop is a pre-school, the Leratong School, Joy for One Foundation – a haven of hope, love, laughter and learning for 165 toddlers aged between 2 and 6 years.
Many of these children are HIV positive; their living conditions are utterly appalling; they live in one-roomed shacks with not even the basic of amenities and often with no parents. Many of them are being brought up by siblings as young as twelve and thirteen, who themselves are in dire need of support – physically, mentally, materially, emotionally and educationally. A seemingly hopeless situation, but since 2004, we have put ourselves behind raising funds, donating food, clothing, educational material and appealing to our vast network of clients and candidates to help wherever possible. Through all these combined efforts, we HAVE made a difference in these little lives and with continual help, we continue to do so. We believe that the future of our wonderful country is vested in providing the youth of SA with the best opportunities in health and education that they can get.
If you’d like to help in any way, please contact Brenda – firstname.lastname@example.org