Community Development

Community Development

Is Vermi Aquaponics the solution?

You’ve probably never heard of Vermi Aquaponics before right? Neither had I prior to learning about it just recently. However, once I understood what it was and what its purpose is, I was surprised it wasn’t more widely known and commonly used. Its impacts so far have been tremendous to those that have incorporated it …

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Education is the only way we grow but it comes at a cost. Can everyone afford it?

Education is such an important part of our lives, imagine if you were never taught how to talk, walk or even tie your shoes. Life would be very different and we believe everyone should have the right to an education as this is the biggest catalyst for us as a global society to tackle all …

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Virtual Fundraising for charities during COVID-19

In the era of coronavirus, every activity is greatly affected by social distancing and national lockdown, and fundraising is not an exception. A lot of charitable organizations have to cancel or transform their fundraising events because of social isolation policies, which results in a decrease in fundraising income. Therefore, during this time, it is necessary …

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Young People, Young Lives... The Future

Young People, Young Lives, Young Futures… A new partner, new project!

Introduction  Youth is the key transition period in all our lives. The transition from child to adult crossroads brings a number of life changing decisions to be made such as long term relationships, future education and career paths that reflect our potential employment and finance status. With the development of technology and demand on younger …

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Alarming Rise of Gender Based Violence during COVID-19

What is gender based violence and how many many people have experienced it? Is the result of normative role expectations and unequal power relationships between genders in society. Globally, 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by any perpetrator in their lifetime. Why does …

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COVID-19: Unsung Hero in South Africa

COVID-19 recently hit South Africa and with a high population of people living in overcrowded townships and high numbers of people living with HIV, AIDS and other serious health conditions this Country is in need of support from Unsung Heroes to help them survive the pandemic. Tyler, runs a wonderful school to support children from …

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Empowering people and improving their living conditions

Together with the community, we have been working in designing a strategy to develop El Cocal. One of the most important tasks has been to identify the needs of the community through its inhabitants. During the community development workshops, the people of Cocal have been able to understand the importance of being part of the …

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