I was introduced to Zelda not knowing much about the Chaeli Campaign. After she told me their vision and history I was too excited to get involved! The amazing thing is that the Chaeli campaign was started by five young girls, aged between 6 and 12. Chaeli and her sister, Erin along with their friends, Tarryn, Justine and Chelsea, all sisters, started the campaign to raise R20 000 for Chaeli's motorised wheelchair. This they did by selling cards and Sunshine Pots, which are DIY miniature pot plants. The cards displayed artworks of Erin and Chaeli and is still available.
We decided to photograph the children in the preschool as gift for their parents as well as portraits of the staff that works the magic day to day.
SAYes is a non-profit organization that train and support volunteer to mentor vulnerable young people. Gillian Anderson and Michelle Potter founded the organization for you people living in children's homes in South Africa in 2008.
I met Vivian Mthwesi while working on a project for CTO. Vivian runs a preschool in Khayelitsha. She asked me to help with taking picture of the kids for graduation. She was such an inspiration in her approach to educate and to guide.
Vivian started by opening her home to 7-9 children in 2008 and now she's accommodating40-70 children between the ages of 1-6 years. With the help of her family, Vivian dreams to develop the school through sustainability.
As preschools do not reach the governmental standard of requirements, Non Profit Organisations have to step in to cover this very important phase in a childs life.
To get involved:
Vivian Mthwesi - 071 814 0120
CTO - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bookery aims to provide and support school libraries that are under resourced in South Africa. According to them, there is a dramatic shortage in school libraries with over 90% of public schools in South Africa doesn't even have a functional library.
For more than 30 years the Primary Science Programme's work in the professional development of teachers has been driven by commitment, passion, and a 'can-do' attitude towards improving the quality of teaching and learning, particularly in the critical subjects of Maths, Science and Language in some of the poorest and most under-resourced primary schools.
I decided to approach a the first one-stop centre in the country for women, youth and children who have experienced domestic and / or sexual violence in their lives.The vision of the SBCWC is the creation of a safe and secure society and a human rights culture, where women and children are empowered to exercise their full rights.
I was so lucky to have met Frida from Project Playground and to gift her whole team with family portraits. Project Playground is a non-profit organization aiming to improve the life opportunities of children and youth through organised social activities and sports with focus on the individual.