From an early age, children in Cloetesville, South Africa are forced to struggle with poverty, violence, and abandonment. Currently, over a third of Cloetesville’s residents are unemployed and have resorted to living in over-crowded informal housing. These living conditions have spurred the widespread occurrence of substance abuse, domestic violence, and HIV among Cloetesville’s families. As a result, children from Cloetesville are often exposed to abuse and neglect.
Shevaun has committed to change the lives of these children through the 30-Day Yoga Challenge: practicing 30 days of yoga to fundraise and help build a foster home in Cloetesville, South Africa! Shevaun is partnering with Citizen Effect and has pledged to raise $100 to help the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project and Home for Home provide six Cloetesville children under the age of twelve with an alternative — a loving home located in their community where they can receive the care they need to grow and thrive. All donations raised through the 30-Day Yoga Challenge will support the purchase, set-up and operations of a three-bedroom foster home in Cloetesville. In addition, the funds raised will fully support the foster home’s operations for two years including school fees, uniforms, and supplies for the children!
By helping to create a stable, family-like environment, Shevaun and the D.C. Yoga Community will ensure six South African children receive the love and care they need to grow and become successful adults. Sponsor Shevaun's 30-Day Yoga Challenge and donate to her project today!
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This project will support the purchase, equipment, supplies, and operations of the foster home for 2 years, including:
-property construction and renovations
-utilities and building maintenance
-furniture and supplies
-cost of food
-salaries for the foster mother and a part-time assistant
-school fees, uniforms, and school supplies for the children
The project will also ensure the 6 benefiting children receive the medical and psychological care they need to recover from their past trauma. It is likely that at least one of the children will have HIV/AIDS and this project will even cover the medical costs for any care a diagnosed child needs.
For many years, community members and social workers in Cloetesville have been concerned about the lack of options facing their community’s most vulnerable children. Orphans and abused and neglected youth are often unable to escape from untenable circumstances because social workers cannot place them in a safe environment where they can grow and thrive. This project will begin to address this issue by enabling Home from Home to establish a community home that will allow 6 Cloetesville children to mature in a safe, loving environment within their community.
To successfully implement this project, Home from Home is grounding its work in community support. Home from Home will begin by partnering with two local churches and founding a committee of committed Cloetesville residents who will ensure the six foster children are loved and cared for once the foster home is opened. With this network established, Home from Home will use project funds to purchase and renovate a home. A foster mother will then be carefully selected for the home who will receive special training and support from community members and the partnering churches. Throughout the two years of operations that this project supports, Home from Home will provide social services and offer support groups to ensure the foster home remains efficient and effective.
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