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Current Friends of Chintsa initiatives (in alphabetical order):
Knitting and distributing approx. 100 teddy bears each year to Chintsa’s children because everyone, no matter how small deserves something to call their own.
Chintsa COVID Community Support Programme
Support to the people of Chintsa through sharing practical information on the virus; supporting families dealing with the virus; fundraising for, and the distribution of, food parcels; and support for the development of existing or new household food gardens.
Chintsa Green Coast
Green Coast is a national award system that encourages civil society to partner with local government and other relevant stakeholders in order to sustainably co-manage coastal sites. Green Coast provides a structure and recognition for the protection of sensitive habitats, species and cultural heritage through monitoring, environmental education and sustainable management.
Providing healthy recreation opportunities to Chintsa residents through weekly runs and by covering race costs (i.e. entries and transport).
Chintsa Traditional Dancers
A group of young dancers showcasing traditional dance to keep alive and share the Xhosa culture. Acting is also part of the group focusing on the issues that affect them as children to bring awareness of these challenges to the community.
Comprising of 28 Xhosa men aged 18 – 30 years with the aim of providing a healthy recreation alternative (soccer); and reducing alcohol and drug misuse through commitment to team and respect of fellow team members.
Transport and administrative support for the distribution of JAM – a nutritional supplement to for children six years of age and younger – to five Grade R and early childhood centres resulting in approx. 120 Xhosa children receiving a morning meal for healthy development and to have enough energy to engage in learning and play.
Surfing with Chitsa East Xhosa girls to help them develop tools and behaviours to support their own mental health and wellbeing in the context of daily (gender based) trauma and neglect.
Providing uniform items to reduce financial burden on families, restore dignity and reduce risk of school dropouts for approx. 600 Xhosa school learners each year.
FoC is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 93 00 55 764) and is therefore able to issue Section 18(A) receipts to facilitate tax deductions in the hands of the donors.
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