Walk with Africa

Ingwavuma is a remote, impoverished rural area in KwaZulu Natal Province in South Africa, bordering Swaziland and Mozambique. Zisize works with orphans and vulnerable children to give them holistic support which will enable them to access and derive maximum benefit from education and to reach their potential in life.

Zisize used to work with children at pre-school and primary school. But now its contribution has grown. It...

  • Runs 9 mother and child playgroups to encourage uneducated mothers about the concept of playing with and talking to babies and toddlers
  • Runs 4 creches (nursery classes) for children aged 18 months to 5 years
  • Provides alternative care to 30 children in community or cluster foster homes
  • Runs life skills clubs at 9 primary schools which amongst other things provides service to elderly and infirm in the community
  • Provides food gardens and water tanks at 9 primary schools
  • Runs a Children's Radio Project at 2 primary schools
  • Runs weekend and holiday feeding programmes in 9 communities
  • Provides 40 food parcels each month to the most vulnerable families
  • Runs 4 boys groups for ages 12-15
  • Runs sports tournaments, life orientation groups and provides peer mentorship at high schools
  • Offers career guidance and bursary assistance to students
  • Runs computer classes and adult literacy classes
  • Supports families at home; teaching skills to parents/carers such as gardening, making moisturiser from plants, making chicken runs enabling them to make a living
  • Starts up chicken and vegetable projects for community groups
  • Runs support groups for HIV+ parents, foster carers, and those with alcohol addictions

Wickland Westcott is delighted to support Zisize in this vital work.

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More information about Zisize can be found at www.zisize.org and www.zisize.org.uk.