WHO WE SERVE

Ongoing Partners

Bathandwa Day and Night Care Centre

Thope Foundation

Philani Family Fund

QQ Section Children’s Committee

Ubuhle Babantwana Educare Centre

Ilitha Labantwana

Abaphumeleli Place of Safety

Blessings Educare Centre

Past Partners

In past years, CHOSA has partnered with the following projects to provide ongoing support and monthly grants:

  • Baphumelele Children’s Home: The home which inspired the founding of CHOSA – an emergency place of safety for abandoned children, and a permanent home for children who have been orphaned.
  • Emasithandane Children’s Organisation: a home for orphaned and vulnerable children founded nearly 3 decades ago, providing care for over 35 children at a time.
  • Mandela Park Children’s Committee: a community who organized first against illegal evictions and other housing issues, and later founded the first not-for-profit daycare and pre-school in their community.
  • Qaqambani Safe Home: a home providing short-term emergency housing and care for children who have suffered from abuse or neglect, as well as long-term foster care for several children.
  • Richmond Farm Community/Amandla Esizwe: an informal settlement committed to empowering and educating their youth through a daycare center and community garden
  • Stars of Today: a community-run dance, drama, and debate group for teens living in the informal settlement of Kosovo, Phillipi.
  • TT Section Community/SA Beware: an after-school program for young people living in one of Khayelitsha’s informal settlements to learn and perform traditional Tswana and Xhosa dances.

Once-off Grants

Over the years, CHOSA has provided once-off grants to fund specific needs at the following projects:

  • Amandla Ku Lutsha: a soccer league using the sport as a tool to provide education and life skills to youth in residential care and from disadvantaged communities.
  • Baphumelele Educare Centre: a holistic early childcare facility serving the Khayelitsha community.
  • Joe Slovo Daycare Centre: one of the only community-run daycare centres serving an informal settlement of over 10,000 people, which also ran a community vegetable garden.
  • Jujurha Preschool in Bhulungula: an early childhood education provider in one of the most remote and un-resourced villages in the Eastern Cape province.
  • Kennedy Road Development Committee: a community-run daycare and feeding center who were granted emergency funds in the aftermath of a malicious attack.
  • Philippi Angels Township Baseball Academy: the first baseball team from the Black townships to compete in the Baseball Association of Western Province.
  • Soundz of the South: a network of activists who use hip-hop and poetry to empower young people.
  • Symphony Way Pavement Dwellers: a group of evicted families who organized one of the
    longest civil disobedience road occupations in South African history.
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