Become a Sponsor of the Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable
The Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children is a safe haven for the numerous orphaned and vulnerable children in the Acornhoek area of South Africa. As of March 2016, The Center supports over 230 children on a daily basis. The Center provides meals, clothing, care and love every day, 365 days a year. It is a shining light in the area.
Our sponsorship program is modeled after the traditional African principle of Ubuntu, which loosely translates “I am because you are”. In other words, if you are sick or not well, then the whole village and I are sick and not well because we are one whole, not separate individuals. When we live in the spirit of Ubuntu, the village is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain, and therefore I must help and have compassion for anyone who is struggling. When I lift you up, I lift everyone up. Ubuntu is the ancient tribal teaching about sharing, caring and loving thy neighbor and is the essence of any sustainable community.
The Center currently receives limited assistance from the Social Development Department (government reimbursement) for the costs of ONLY 45 children to attend The Center. They have now over 230 children attending on a daily basis, and Seeds of Light is funding the costs of the other children. Additionally over 400 children are on a waiting list and cannot be served until additional funds are available for their care.
Please join us to help the Ekurhuleni Center for Orphans and Vulnerable Children serve all of the children who are coming every day for meals and loving care, as well as provide the possibility of serving more children. If you would like to support The Center, we invite you to become a sponsor of a monthly contribution of $42. Your monthly donation will go towards providing regular meals, school uniforms, and other special needs that arise for all the children at Ekurhuleni. To sign up, please
(South African Donors are invited to contact us directly via email to arrange direct payment on email address firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Your sponsorship will be used to help the entire group of children in the spirit of Ubuntu. You will receive regular updates on what is happening at The Center along with a photo and bio of one of the children. This way you can get to know all of the children, and in time, they will all have a chance to get their photo taken and to feel special.
If you are not able to become a sponsor, but can make a one-time donation, please click here. Every little bit helps the children.
We appreciate your support in making it possible for these children to succeed in life. Thank you for sharing your love.
All of us at Seeds of Light