Zithande Africa Foundation
Inspire a Girl,
Empower a Nation
The ultimate goal of Zithande Africa Foundation, is to provide basic survival necessities to disadvantaged women and girls throughout Africa and globally. We aspire to create opportunities for girls and women, to step into their greatness and become self-sustaining leaders in their communities.
Zithande Africa Foundation is a humanitarian organization, which aims to give women and girls in war torn and poverty stricken countries, a sense of dignity and independence by providing them with products that they need for their daily survival. These kits are not only important to their well being, it is also a way to foster independence. We work to heal the immense trauma to the body, mind and spirit, of girls and women of war and poverty. At it's core essence, we are dedicated to peace, empowerment, and liberation of girls and women globally.
As well, we utilize the creative arts to promote social transfomational healing.
We deliver global well being in Africa and abroad. Zithande Africa Foundation has a deep conviction that the potential to change the world, lives in each and everyone of us.
The Founders of Zithande Africa Foundation, will start with Phase 1. Zithande Africa Foundation supplyies girls and women of war and extreme poverty, with safety and hygienic kits. These kits include solar power rechargeable flashlights, which can mean the difference between life and death in a war zone or refugee camp, basic needs for their everyday survival such as feminine hygiene products (maxi-pads) underwear, soap, school and art supplies including, notebooks and pens, backpacks and fresh bottled water. For those that choose to sponsor a child or woman, they can include a letter, a picture and anything else that they feel would be of help or make those in need more comfortable.
In Phase 2, we plan to open a women and girls community health center. We will provide specialized help for those who have been traumatized, especially by abuse and rape used as a weapon of war. We would like to provide medical care, specialized healing, as well as vocational training, and create a safe environment where girls and women, and girls no longer feel scared, isolated and lonely.
We will have empowerment and vocational workshops, as well as workshops in the creative arts; we believe strongly in using the arts, as social transformational healing, for greater understanding and appreciation, that we are all equal, and for more acceptance of marginalized individuals and communities within society.
We will provide a safe environment for women and girls who have suffered the damaging affects of extreme poverty, war and violent conflict. We want to provide for them, a hope of a new tomorrow, and much needed increased self esteem and leadership skills. We want to give them aspirations and achievable plans, and help them to find the beauty and strength within themselves, that has been tragically stolen by poverty, war and genocide.
Phase 3 consists of establishing a women's self sustainable cooperative. This will provide economic independence for not only the immediate community, but the surrounding villages, communities, and refugee camps. It will also improve the overall health of the communities, and refugee camps. Funding is needed for training and materials for the women. Support is also needed to cover the cost of shipping, of the emergency safety and hygiene kits . For more information, please see our "Model Projects" page.
How Can You Help
Right now our substantial and most important needs, are financial contributions towards obtaining our start up costs, providing educational materials, conducting our empowerment educational workshops, and sending our emergency safety and hygiene kits. Due to space confinement and shipping costs, it is easier and more financially feasible for us to buy the items in bulk and assemble the kits ourselves. However if you choose to sponsor a woman or child, you can send a letter, a picture and any other item that you feel is appropriate, and we will make sure that particular safety kit, has your name and items included. You can make a a donation safely online using the PayPal link below. Every little bit helps, towards Saving the Lives of Women and Children of War and Extreme Poverty.
Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of our projects will be conducted in East Africa and South Sudan, where we feel there is the most urgent need, and dire conditions due to the current genocide taking place there. Phase 3, of our model project, is beginning in South Africa, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya, in July 2016, where there is acute and critical need. Then, we will expand our projects to other war torn and poverty afflicted areas of Africa. For information on our newest and exciting arts programing projects in Uganda and Kenya, already underway as of July 2017. Please visit our "Project Models" page.
Laura Mvula - She
We Believe that when you Empower a Child,
You Empower a Community,
Empower A Nation
Your Donation of "Zithande Love" Can Help Us to
Save a Life Today
"Zithande" is an isZulu word meaning to love yourself, which is our ultimate goal for every girl and women, who will be empowered by
the collective work that we pursue. We aspire to create opportunites for girls and women, to step into their greatness.