Sikhula Sonke ECD is a non profit organisation that has been working in Khayelitsha's informal settlements since 2001. Our heart is to see early childhood development education and support available to all children so that they can reach their developmental milestones and thrive when they get to primary schools.
With the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, children are unable to attend preschool and play schools where many receive daily meals (sometimes their only meals). Most families in Khayelitsha have no cash reserves. Many families cannot purchase food right now - they have lost their jobs, cannot get to work, or local stores have closed down.
Sikhula Sonke has become a distributing agent of food parcels to the most vulnerable communities in Khayelitsha because we know the families personally, we know the schools and we already have strong relationships in these areas. The food our teams distribute goes directly to those who need it.
Our teams have diverted their education portfolios to render aid relief right now, but at the same time, they are able to check in as social workers and community workers to find out what is happening and help families find the help they need.
Your donation WILL be used to strengthen, feed and equip those who need it most, vulnerable children and families who have no other resources.