Umusa Community Projects, operating as Endleleni, has rural children and youth in the Ugu district of KwaZulu Natal as its key focus.
- Early Childhood Development Centre for 30 rural children aged 4 to 5 years old in the Nositha community, prepares young children for school by teaching them the basics for all future learning i.e. colours, shapes, numbers, my body (child protection) , food and pre-reading skills.
- 20 to 25 profoundly disabled children in the Gamalakhe community are provided with Developmental therapy, a services which community institutions can usually not afford. Children receive physio, occupational and speech therapy as well as basic education and fun activities in order to develop each child to his/her full potential. Caregivers are trained to assist children to become as independent as their specific condition allows.
- Computer Labs
The latest report (January 2019) confirmed previous statistics that there are 6, 2 million unemployed people in South Africa of which 52% are youth in the age group 15 – 24 years. Rural children have no access to computers and IT skills due to the remoteness of the areas and lack of infrastructure. It is important to “connect rural children to the world” to assist youth to be competitive in entering the labour market or to start their own enterprises so that they can participate in the economy. Two computer Laboratories, were set up to serve 900 rural children in the Nositha and deep rural Umzumkhule communities. Prowalco made a considerable donation of computers to the two computer Labs.
Additional funding will be utilized for:
10 Computers (there are currently 15 computers in each Lab) Power surges have led to the loss of four computers. We are currently in contact with Eskom regarding a solution to this challenge. R10 000
Internet for both Labs (strictly controlled) R 20 000
Doubling the size of the Nositha Computer Lab which is currently housed in a container by attaching an additional classroom R70 000
ENDLELENI MEANS “ON THE WAY” – RURAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH ON THEIR WAY TO A BETTER FUTURE