Posts Tagged as “South Africa

Fund: Child Safety Impact Report (infographic)

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You may remember our Fund: Child Safety last year. It closed with $25,000 raised to protect children in four countries in Africa. The Firelight partners involved took on four different strategies and spent the year making an impact. You can read what they did in the Fund Impact Report we just released. Fund: Child Safety and the 79 donors who donated, made many great projects possible including safe parks for children, family support circles promoting child rights and a building where free legal services are provided for vulnerable children. That’s just part of [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Empilweni in Khayelitsha, South Africa. Empilweni is making it happen by providing and advocating for mental health care. It is the primary mental health referral source for schools and clinics in Khayelitsha. Empilweni helps children heal from difficult experiences such as neglect and abuse, creating a place for children to receive therapeutic counseling. They work closely with psychologists to train community members as counselors. These counselors also work directly with parents to [...]

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We did it! Fund: Child Safety Success

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Our first Fund closed two weeks earlier than expected and we couldn’t be happier. The Fund: Child Safety opened on November 19th,  2013 and the response has been fantastic. We raised $25,000 to increase community efforts to keep children safe. The four partners involved in the fund now have more resources to strengthen their community efforts to keep children safe. We’re looking forward to keeping you informed of what they’re up to. Since we launched Fund: Child Safety in November, our community [...]

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Moms Helping Moms Around the World

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“Talking with Nancy Alpert always leaves me inspired and with a new perspective. She is one of our most loyal and thoughtful supporters. She lives in the Bay Area with her daughter. A geriatric social worker for 20 years, she now writes and volunteers her time. I talked with Nancy recently about the Fund: Child Safety and explained how this Fund would make a big impact on the ground. How she responded was wonderful and so I asked her if she’d [...]

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Fund: Child Safety December Update

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We’re four weeks into our Fund: Child Safety and the response has been exciting. So far donors have given $6,643. We’re more than 25% closer to reaching our goal. The Fund closes on January 31, 2014 and then the four groups participating, Lupwa Lwabumi Trust, Kwa Wazee, Empilweni, and Justice for Children Trust receive the funds we raise to continue their important efforts to protect children in their communities.  We’ll be keeping you informed on what they are up to!   Young [...]

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