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Girl Impact: Buyelekhaya Relief Programme

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Buyelekhaya Community Development is a Non-Profit Organization situated in Khayelitsha. Buyelekhaya seeks to work with vulnerable children and youth in the area to learn about their own culture and backgrounds through traditional dance. The group is provided with a safe environment and positive outlet to engage in during the especially hazardous after school hours. In the long term, Buyelekhaya aims to provide the children and youth with values and a positive mentality to assist them in overcoming their challenges and successfully meeting their personal goals.

African Impact met with Buyelekhaya starting in mid 2015, and have developed volunteer programming with the children and youth one afternoon per week. Programming centres on the Girl Impact pillars of Education, Self-Confidence, Safety, Health, Early Pregnancy and Earning a Living. 

The very low standard of living in the area means that many of the families of the children and youth struggle to provide essential items such as food. This has become increasingly apparent as the group's leader occasionally feeds the children when she has the means to, as well as the children struggling to concentrate and participate in sessions. 

What can you do to help?

We are introducing a relief feeding program to provide the children and youth with healthy and fulfilling food prior to sessions with African Impact volunteers. This costs approximately R250-R300 per week. 

That equals about GBP 16, or 22 USD - for all of the children of Buyelekhaya to receive nutritious and fulfilling food they are in need of. This food will relieve personal financial strain on the group's leader, and will enable the children to focus and participate in volunteer sessions and in their dance practices. 

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