For the last three years, we have worked closely with SOS Africa, a small family-run charity who work to empower and educate South African township children.
Our sponsorship of SOS Africa has recently helped to implement the following initiatives, as well as to provide funding for vital amenities to be sent out to SOS families throughout the pandemic.
This year, SOS Africa have started a new ‘intervention strategy’, which was introduced to provide further support to children who are struggling. The strategy involves regular one-on-one meetings with the children, as well as discussions with their parents and teachers, in addition to specialist tutoring.
The ‘Student Voice’ is another new initiative that has recently been set up by the charity, which works to get frequent feedback from the students, enabling SOS Africa to work with the children to improve and develop the scheme.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, and throughout the past year, SOS Africa’s food parcels scheme is more vital than ever. Working with local farms and small businesses, SOS have worked continuously to ensure that the families of SOS children are fed. South Africa has recently been hit with its 3rd wave of Covid, and SOS Africa’s Covid Relief Fund continues to fund soup kitchens and food parcel distribution throughout the region.
Recently the charity’s Founder and CEO, Dr Matt Crowcombe had the priviliedge of meeting the families of meeting the families of the lastest children joining the scholarship programme at the beginning of 2022. The children have been selected from from Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Community, and all very excited to get started!