The Big Tree Foundation has taken root....
Sep 2, 2010
The major challenges facing South Africa today are all related to poverty alleviation. The cycle of poverty continues to cause unending hardship for many people. This is exacerbated by the fact that many people do not have “marketable skills” that will allow them to generate a sustainable income. We believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.
To create a culture of learning one needs to be aware of the changing needs of children in the rural communities. One of the common threads is the need for basic comfortable school clothing. Clothing which is not filled with holes or ill fitting. We strive to address this specific need and irradicate the embarrashment of wearing broken clothes or not having the correct school clothing.
How would you manage if you had to walk for more than 3 kilometers to school with shoes that are too small and no socks, or no shoes at all? Would you attend school without underwear? The provision of school clothes to these children is about more than comfort: it is about eradicating the embarrassment of not having any underwear. Children should not be subjected to this. We really have very little choice. We have to step in and help