South Africa is quite aptly named “The world in one country” which describes its incredible variety in geography, botany, wildlife and culture.

South Africa is called the ‘Rainbow Nation’. This is because of its multicultural diversity, after different groups came here in previous centuries. The country’s recent history is known best for apartheid and a struggle to recover. Now people can live anywhere if they have the right opportunities, such as a good education.

A closer look

Suffering the effects of an ongoing civil war between the rebel group and government forces, the Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing overcrowded hospitals, spread of disease, rampant exploitation and abuse, and the displacement of its people. Rebel groups kidnap children and force them into military or sexual labor. Cholera spreads through overcrowded refugee camps due to lack of sanitation and hygiene.
An estimated 2.6 million people have been displaced and forced to flee from their homes, where colder temperatures subject the majority of children to pneumonia as they lack proper clothing. Without a doubt, the DRC is need of our support as they endure such brutal circumstances.

These facts and statistics are shocking. Support needs to continue and especially grow. Needless to say, anybody volunteering in this country for any reason will not be wasting their time.

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Sohel Rana

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Participating Schools in South African Republic

MASIFUNDE. Paired up with a School in Thailand.

Masifunde’s work is driven by the vision of a united society in which everyone is empowered through high-quality education to participate pro-actively and confidently in societal issues and thereby initiating positive change in their own lives and the lives of others. They provide holistic and sustainable educational support to 250 motivated learners from  impoverished communities. This includes academic support (bursaries and after-school tuition), life skills training and extra-curricular activities in the fields of arts, media and sport. Masifunde educates children in school to become changemakers (multipliers of knowledge, active role models) who are enabled to take over responsibility in their community and systematically share their learnings and know-how.

The participants of this changemaker training are allowed to make full use of their potential, achieve academically and in life, to ultimately break the cycle of poverty and encourage others to follow their example.

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Youth for change

The Need

The children of Rwanda have experienced indescribable atrocities that have left them feeling isolated from their community. The genocide and widespread poverty have robbed many Rwandan youth of their childhood. Many of these children have been unable to enjoy traditional childhood activities such as sports, recreation, or even simply playing with their peers. These activities have been proven to aid in a child’s development and directly impact their social skills.

Many of these children have been unable to enjoy traditional childhood activities such as sports, recreation, or even simply playing with their peers. These activities have been proven to aid in a child’s development and directly impact their social skills.

The Project

A partnership between Ubuntu Mail and ASOLATE aims to give Rwandan children a chance to be kids again. The program for local boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18, includes a nation-wide football tournament and projects intended to uplift the children and help them feel engaged in the community.

This program promotes community involvement and physical fitness. The project is designed to empower youth by making them feel like they are part of a team through sports and other athletic activities.

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A project of promoting upcoming artists

The Need

Rwanda is perhaps best known for the genocide of the 1990s, but the country also has a diverse culture rife with artistic expression. Music and dance remain an integral part of ceremonies and festivals, while there is also still a strong oral tradition of poetry and storytelling.

However, unfortunately, there is little room for artistic expression among Rwandan children, especially for those who are most impoverished. Due to poverty, there are few opportunities available for children to take part in arts and music activities. Without such activities or other forms of recreation, children are more likely to engage in negative activities and lose direction in life. These children have a wealth of untapped artistic potential.

The Project

Gifted youth in Rwanda lack the resources and support to promote and cultivate their talents. This program provides talented children with the tools and support to channel their talents into the radio and television industry.

Ubuntu Mail aims to provide these upcoming artists with a platform to share their artistic talents with the rest of the country and the world. For example, through the music program children receive help producing their songs and promoting them on local radio shows. They can also take part in monthly music concerts.

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Stove project

The Need

Wood-burning stoves have been a traditional method of cooking in Rwanda for generation. However, in the past, little was known about health risks associated with wood burning. These stoves generate excessive emissions that are detrimental to not only a person’s health, but the environment as well.

Inhaling wood smoke increases respiratory problems including irritation of the airways, coughing and breathing difficulty. As a result people have also been known to suffer from aggravated asthma, chronic bronchitis, non-fatal heart attacks, chemical and structural changes in their lungs and in some cases cancer.

The Project

Because of the dangerous effects of wood-burning stoves on the environment and constant health risks associated with smoke inhalation, work is being done to create other cooking solutions. New coal- burning stoves are gaining popularity as an environmentally-friendly and healthy alternative.

The project trains children to design and create coal-burning stoves. The training and tools children gain through the program can eventually be used to find employment in the manufacturing industry. The products created in this program will be sold to sustain the project.

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