Help One Now is doing orphan prevention and family
empowerment projects in partnership with Take Action Ministries in
Pretoria, South Africa and the surrounding area. The work focuses on
education, health care, economic opportunity, and spiritual development
in order to transform communities and keep vulnerable children WITH
Reagoboka Drop-in Centre
At the Reagoboka Drop-in Centre, Help One Now local leader Elizabeth Ndimande and her team serve two meals to over 170 every school day. They operate an Early Childhood Development program (basically, a preschool) for 40 local children, and over 130 primary school kids receive homework assistance and tutoring every afternoon. They operate a community garden that helps local families with food, and also provide several needy families with food parcels every month.
What makes all of this even more amazing is that most of this work is done from the home of Elizabeth’s mother, Gogo!
Since Help One Now partnered with Take Action Ministries in South Africa to help support the Reagoboka Drop-in Centre, we have seen great changes already take place. Two classrooms have been built, along with three new EnviroLoo toilet facilities, to help the Centre keep up with the continually growing needs of the community. Now, we have a chance to really make an even bigger impact at the Reagoboka Drop-in Centre.
This fundraiser will help build a larger, multi-purpose building for the Centre. It will include classrooms for both the Early Childhood Development classes as well as a dedicated space for tutoring the primary school children. There will also be a large kitchen, office space, and even a laundry.
Elizabeth and Gogo have served over 170 children every day from Gogo’s house. Imagine the impact that they can make on the children and community with a larger space!