Completed Projects

  • child-enrichment-workshops-for-teachers Featured

    Child enrichment workshops...

    Background:

    Education should be the first milestone in the life of a child. A student is only as good as their teacher. Unfortunately, teachers in charge of running various day care centers in our program are mostly untrained mothers, who did not finish school themselves, and are doing what they…

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  • first-aid-training-for-day-care-center-teachers Featured

    First Aid training...

    Background:

    All of the people who work in the day care center, in the area close to Paterson, either did not attend a first aid course or their certificate is expired. This training is crucial for having teachers certificated for the first aid.

    Aim:

    WeShamwari wants to provide “nanny” first aid training…

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  • monthly-food-hamper-day-care-center Featured

    Monthly food hamper...

    Background:

    The Day Care centers, situated in Paterson and Alicedale area, receive monthly support by a small subvention from the government. This money takes months to be paid, which in turn impacts the centers negatively, as they must rely on outside help to buy food and electricity. The funds are…

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  • sports-equipment Featured

    Sports equipment

    Background:

    Sports teams in the area of Paterson and Alicedale cannot afford to play in the higher leagues due to lack of transportation and infrastructure issues (even though some of the teams are top ranked). Additionally, as community sports are run with low budgets, we have been approached with the need…

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  • sport-team-transfer Featured

    Sport team transfer

    Background:

    Sport is easily on of the most important activities in our local townships; it keeps children and young adults active, and gives them a sense of team work and self-value.  Because of the poverty levels in these small towns, the majority of kids that graduate from school end up…

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  • young-adult-development-program Featured

    Young Adult Development...

    Background:

    Due to South Africa’s high poverty levels, many bright young individuals have a bleak future regarding job opportunities, let alone getting into a career of their choice. Transport, technology, and after school education programs are often taken for granted here, but a lack of any of these factors present…

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  • cape-town-trip Featured

    Cape Town Trip

    Background: 

    We have selected three kids from our Shamwari community to participate in a trip to Cape Town. These three children have shown extraordinary initiative in trying to better their circumstances; participating in singing and song writing for the Shamwari Conservation Experience volunteers, attending motivational coaching sessions with Cindy (our…

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  • local-driving-school-brian Featured

    Local driving school...

    Background:

    The goal of this project is to help Brian founding the first local driving school in the rural area. Brian is a retired policeman and he wants to start his own business in Alicedale. In local townships, whoever has a driving license has a job. Therefore, we see this…

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  • monthly-food-hamper-day-care-center-2 Featured

    Monthly food hamper...

    Background:

    The Day Care centers, situated in Paterson and Alicedale area, receive monthly support by a small subvention from the government. This money takes months to be paid, which in turn impacts the centers negatively, as they must rely on outside help to buy food and electricity. The funds are…

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  • music-instruments Featured

    Music instruments

    Background: 

    In Alicedale there is the Hendrik Kanisse Combined School. This school has impressed our partner so much with their focus to shine without much government support, that we would like to add more value for the kids that go there (years 6 – 18). We would like to start after…

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  • community-pet-outreach Featured

    Community pet outreach

    General information: 

    We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Erin Thomson, who studied to become a veterinarian at Glasgow university. She is running a 10k on behalf of WeShamwari on the first of October to raise donations & awareness for our new community pet outreach project. 
     
    She spent time volunteering with…

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  • monthly-food-hamper-day-care-center-3 Featured

    Monthly food hamper...

    Background:

    The Day Care centers, situated in Paterson and Alicedale area, receive monthly support by a small subvention from the government. This money takes months to be paid, which in turn impacts the centers negatively, as they must rely on outside help to buy food and electricity. The funds are…

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  • monthly-food-hamper-day-care-center-4 Featured

    Monthly food hamper...

    Background:

    The Day Care centers, situated in Paterson and Alicedale area, receive monthly support by a small subvention from the government. This money takes months to be paid, which in turn impacts the centers negatively, as they must rely on outside help to buy food and electricity. The funds are…

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  • sports-equipment-2 Featured

    Sports equipment 2

    Background:

    Sports teams, in the area of Paterson, Alicedale and other small villages, cannot afford to play in the higher leagues due to lack of transportation and infrastructure issues (even though some of the teams are top ranked). Additionally, as community sports are run with low budgets, we have been approached…

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  • peggys-house Featured

    Peggy’s house

    Background:

    Peggy started on April 2014 taking care of kids, but started off as a non-registered orphanage at her house.  She currently has 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls) staying with her permanently.  The community realized she is taking care of some children and started bringing their children to…

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  • monthly-food-hamper-day-care-5 Featured

    Monthly food hamper...

    Background:

    The Day Care centers, situated in Paterson and Alicedale area, receive monthly support by a small subvention from the government. This money takes months to be paid, which in turn impacts the centers negatively, as they must rely on outside help to buy food and electricity. The funds are…

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  • rubbish-bin-project Featured

    Rubbish bin project

    Background:

    The local towns are full of plastic bags and rubbish and there are no bins to dispose of rubbish.  Kids play amongst piles of rubbish and glass and animals die from eating plastic bags.

    Aim:

    Our partner has spoken to the Alicedale municipality and they will come and collect rubbish…

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  • sinavuyo-day-care-centre-carpets Featured

    Sinavuyo Day Care...

    Background:

    Winter is coming and the kids are sleeping on the floor. Unfortunately the classrooms are too small to put beds/cots but they need carpets that can be taken out easily to clean.

    Aim:

    WeShamwari takes seriously basic needs. For this reason we believe these kids deserve at least the carpets. Our local…

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  • childrens-school-uniform Featured

    Children’s school uniform

    Background:
    Kids in the townships are washing their school uniform outside every second day because they
    might wear the same shirt every day or wear broken shoes or clothes with holes in them.

    Aim:
    Our local partner will be able to put together the uniform. The most part of the money
    will be invested…

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  • fruit-trees Featured

    Fruit trees

    Background:

    WeShamwari has been looking into a sustainable project to help the communities for some time. We will be planting ten orange trees as they hardy, bare many fruits and provide an opportunity for income. 

    Aim:

    We will plant the orange trees at schools and organizations who have full fenced gardens and a…

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