CHOSA’s mission is to identify and support communities and community based organizations (CBOs) that reach out and take care of orphans and other vulnerable children in South Africa.
CHOSA takes a holistic and non-directive approach to community development which helps empower other marginalized people in these communities. Moreover, through community participation and ownership of the development process, CHOSA promotes local action, self-empowerment, and peer-to-peer networking as essential strategies for community-driven development.
We do this by providing five major services to the projects with whom we partner:
Driven by the principle that communities should own their development process (see our Ethics), we provide our partners with unrestricted funding and a supportive relationship that promotes autonomous decision-making.
CHOSA believes that every South African child is entitled to grow up in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. By empowering people to not only address child poverty but also to confront the forces that sustain a community’s impoverishment, sense of powerlessness and oppression, we hope to achieve that vision.