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Meriting Village

The Winnie Mabaso Foundation is proud to be able to support Meriting Village, a squatter camp south of Johannesburg.

Meriting is home to a desperately poor community who live in shack accommodation. There is no power, limited sanitation and water is supplied from standpipes.

We run a variety of projects including:-

1) Mabaso Pre School: We have 30 children currently registered aged from 2-5

2) Library: A library for the whole community. We run reading workshops and the community are falling in love with literature.

3) Granny Club: A chance for our grannies to get together over a cuppa to chat, learn new skills and to be pampered.

4) Homework Club: Assisting the older children with their studies

5) School Uniform: We are delighted to be able to provide school uniforms, stationery and shoes for all the children living in Meriting

6) Gardening Scheme: Teaching the community how to grow their own produce. Relieving hunger and restoring dignity

7) Shacks: Provision of new shacks for the homeless and vulnerable

8) Memorial Garden: A beautiful flower and fruit garden for the community to enjoy

9) Ad hoc workshops: We have provided sexual health and well being workshops for the ladies, along with a course on how to keep your heart healthy. Plans are in place for a basic first aid course in 2017.

10) Children’s play area – keeping children off the landfill sites and enabling them to play in a safe environment.