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South Africa: Estcourt Meals on Wheels to Uplift the Local Community
Source: SA - The Good News via FNB
Source Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Country: South Africa
Created: Aug 28, 2014

Concerned community members who wanted to help founded Meals on Wheels Escourt. Despite limited resources, the Executive Director, Mr Sam Mlambo, driven by an undying passion for constructive change, brought the concept of the organisation to life.
From initially functioning as a local “soup kitchen” the organisation has transformed to one whose objectives and goals now encompass and address the issues of skills development, empowerment, training, education and capacity building. They are addressing socio-economic, health and human rights issues at a grass roots level.
Key projects include poverty alleviation and income generation by teaching community members how to grow and care for their own vegetable gardens. To deal with HIV/AIDS there is a dedicated programme, which has community primary healthcare, care workers who assist families in need and orphaned children, support groups and home-based care. Focusing on dealing with the many problems that the youth face, a youth empowerment and development programme has been established.
Escourt Meals on Wheels proves that with a little help, you can make a big difference.
To find out more:
www.mealsonwheelsknfsa.org.za
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