“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed”

Maya Angelou

Meisie Mcgregor
Remind me again.

what is it?

The Sponsor a Child project is aimed at supporting children from poor families in rural areas by ensuring that they have access to quality education and providing them with a food hamper each month. Additionally, an income is also generated for a member of the community who assists with the administration of the project.
 
With a monthly donation of  R350 (around 27USD) a child will receive:
1. Health: a food hamper for each month consisting of well-balanced and nutritious food items such as fruits and veggies.
2. Education: school fees in order to assist in paying for the child’s education.
3. Job Creation: funding to employ a person from the community to ensure the project runs smoothly and the children’s needs are met accordingly.
Remind me again.

what is it?

The Sponsor a Child project is aimed at supporting children from poor families in rural areas by ensuring that they have access to quality education and providing them with a food hamper each month. Additionally, an income is also generated for a member of the community who assists with the administration of the project.
 
With a monthly donation of  R350 (around 27USD) a child will receive:
1. Health: a food hamper for each month consisting of well-balanced and nutritious food items such as fruits and veggies.
2. Education: school fees in order to assist in paying for the child’s education.
3. Job Creation: funding to employ a person from the community to ensure the project runs smoothly and the children’s needs are met accordingly.
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explain please.

How does it work?

Every month Rural Reach distributes a healthy food hamper to a specific child. The sponsored kids have been identified as “children in need” by the school and caretakers in their respective communities. Currently, 85 primary school children are sponsored in three separate communities. 

The food hampers are packed by a local store and are either collected by the parents, sent home with the children from school, or delivered to their home. The food hampers consist of basic essential items like flour, eggs, maize porridge, fruits, and vegetables, etc. Occasionally we also add other non-food items like toothpaste and soap. Since the food hamper is focused on addressing the needs of the child, non-essential items like coffee and sugar are excluded.  

Rural Reach also employs a representative in each community who is tasked with ensuring the food hamper is delivered to the family of the child. Being the eyes and ears on behalf of Rural Reach, they make sure the child is benefiting from the hamper as well as communicating any and all problems to Rural Reach. 

Additionally, Rural Reach makes a donation to the sponsored child’s school each month.  This is to make sure that the school can give the children the quality education they deserve. Even though the school has the freedom to use the funds as they see fit, they are required to regularly provide Rural Reach with a report on how the donations were spent. 

Rural Reach asks ZAR 350 each month to sponsor a child. R180 (51.4%) goes towards the food hampers each month. R80 (22.9%) gets donated to the school each month. The local representative gets paid R50 (14.3%) per child each month and Rural Reach gets R40 (11.4%) each month which covers expenses such as petrol to get to the rural communities etc. 

Sponsor a Child Now

explain please.

How does it work?

Every month Rural Reach distributes a healthy food hamper to a specific child. The sponsored kids have been identified as “children in need” by the school and caretakers in their respective communities. Currently, 85 primary school children are sponsored in three separate communities. 

The food hampers are packed by a local store and are either collected by the parents, sent home with the children from school, or delivered to their home. The food hampers consist of basic essential items like flour, eggs, maize porridge, fruits, and vegetables, etc. Occasionally we also add other non-food items like toothpaste and soap. Since the food hamper is focused on addressing the needs of the child, non-essential items like coffee and sugar are excluded.  

Rural Reach also employs a representative in each community who is tasked with ensuring the food hamper is delivered to the family of the child. Being the eyes and ears on behalf of Rural Reach, they make sure the child is benefiting from the hamper as well as communicating any and all problems to Rural Reach. 

Additionally, Rural Reach makes a donation to the sponsored child’s school each month.  This is to make sure that the school can give the children the quality education they deserve. Even though the school has the freedom to use the funds as they see fit, they are required to regularly provide Rural Reach with a report on how the donations were spent. 

Rural Reach asks ZAR 350 each month to sponsor a child. R180 (51.4%) goes towards the food hampers each month. R80 (22.9%) gets donated to the school each month. The local representative gets paid R50 (14.3%) per child each month and Rural Reach gets R40 (11.4%) each month which covers expenses such as petrol to get to the rural communities etc. 

 

Sponsor a Child Now

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give me the specifics.

Where and who?

Rural Reach is currently sponsoring 85 children in three different schools. The three schools are Lepelsfontein Primary, Buffelskloof Primary, and Klaasvoogds Primary in South Africa.  Rural Reach is currently sponsoring all 28 school children in Lepelsfontein (Northern Cape). All 39 school children are sponsored in Buffelskloof (Western Cape) and only 18 children are sponsored in Klaasvoogds (Western Cape).

Rural Reach also employs a local representative at each school. They themselves usually work at the school or would otherwise have a very close connection with the school. Sherelize is at Lepelsfontein, Rebecca at Buffelskloof, and Gertruida at Klaasvoogds. They are all three amazing people who have a genuine love for the children and the community. We are so happy to have them be part of Rural Reach. 

 

give me the specifics.

Where and who?

Rural Reach is currently sponsoring 85 children in three different schools. The three schools are Lepelsfontein Primary, Buffelskloof Primary, and Klaasvoogds Primary in South Africa.  Rural Reach is currently sponsoring all 28 school children in Lepelsfontein (Northern Cape). All 39 school children are sponsored in Buffelskloof (Western Cape) and only 18 children are sponsored in Klaasvoogds (Western Cape).

Rural Reach also employs a local representative at each school. They themselves usually work at the school or would otherwise have a very close connection with the school. Sherelize is at Lepelsfontein, Rebecca at Buffelskloof, and Gertruida at Klaasvoogds. They are all three amazing people who have a genuine love for the children and the community. We are so happy to have them be part of Rural Reach. 

 

Sherelize

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Rebecca

Rebecca

Gertruida

Gertruida

Sponsor a Child timeline

September
2018

The project started in Lepelsfontein and the first 3 kids were sponsored. Each month the kids were rotated in order for all the families to benefit from the project. 

February
2019

Slowly but surely the project grew until we could sponsor up to 11 kids per month which meant more families could receive a hamper each month.

July
2019

In July we were finally able to sponsor all 22 kids of Lepelsfontein Primary school each month.

April
2020

Two new schools (Buffelskloof and Klaasvoogds) are added to the project and a total of 85 kids are sponsored each month.
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