DAWECY Foundation

DAWECY stands for Disabled Adults, Women, Children and Youth and is based in Nkanini, an informal settlement where families live in shacks and the vast majority of residents are rural-to-urban migrants from the Eastern Cape. Most families face severe food insecurity and high rates of unemployment due to structural inequalities that persist in the post-apartheid. We currently serves 34 beneficiaries. We offer educational support and life skills to the youth in our care. One of our latest programs is a creative art class, where we partner with local artists who teach the children painting, sculpting, and other forms of art.