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Kidz Positive Foundation NPC
Registration Number: 2018/364208/08

The Kidz Positive Foundation is an extension of the Positive Beadwork Project.

Parents of HIV-Positive children frequently face challenges of poor education, single parenthood, poverty, mental and physical ill-heath, stigma and social isolation. They are often marginalised and disempowered, unlikely to understand or demand their children’s right to proper education. These parents are unlikely to have material resources or to have had training which could promote the necessary early childhood development (ECD) of their children. Community-based ECD centres are very scarce and may be difficult to access.

We have found that many of our bead workers’ children are struggling to reach age appropriate milestones. They start school ill-equipped, because they have not developed foundational developmental skills. Because they are not school-ready for Grade R, they easily fall behind in their school work and continue to fail to reach educational goals set for each successive school year. Their failure at school will significantly reduce their potential to develop into healthy, resilient young adults. We felt compelled to do something to promote Early Childhood Development among the growing number of young children attending the beadwork project with their mothers and/or grandmothers.

The Kidz Positive Foundation aims to provide a safe and creative space where the infants and children of bead-working mothers and care givers of children with HIV/AIDS, can play safely and enjoy the essential stimulation from someone skilled and trained in the field of ECD. We do not want them to be left at home, with little or no stimulation

Funding for this program would help us provide the necessary human resources, materials such as educational toys and equipment to provide an optimal ECD facility at the workplace.

The foundation also hopes to extend support to some of the needier adolescents of women participating in the project, who may have special educational requirements and help to assist those women are motivated to improve their qualifications in preparation for the job market. We are always on the lookout to provide resources for women who want to improve their employment opportunities through additional education

Please feel motivated to pledge your support, allowing us to achieve our goals.

Bank account details:
Kidz Positive Foundation NPC, First National Bank
Adderley Street (branch code 201409)
Account Number: 62770581314

One recent success story is that of Nomava, who has just completed a Hospitality and Catering Services course at Northlink College in Cape Town. She has been offered a full-time position at a restaurant at the Waterfront in Cape Town. We will miss her, but we know that with her enthusiasm and dedication, she has a bright future ahead.

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