Yes, you are right but let’s see what many might do with it, probably tip a waiter, buy airtime, forget they have spent it – list is endless, our second question is – what do you think an NGO/Children’s Home – New Jerusalem Children’s Home “NJCH” can do with a R20?
Firstly who is New Jerusalem Children’sHome and what does it do?
It’s a children’s home with87 children in its care on a permanent basis, ensures they go to school, eat three meals a day, bath and sleep under a safe and warm roof, established in the year 2000 to address the wellbeing of orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatized, vulnerable and HIV positive children, to this day it has been a home to over a 1000 children whom many have been reunited with families, adopted to loving and caring homes and some are today’s teenagers of the organisation.
Now that you have a picture of who New Jerusalem Children’s Home is, let us go back to that question ‘what do you think New Jerusalem Children’s Home can do with a R20?
Like I said; this I can answer on New Jerusalem Children’s Home’s behalf, off course they told me, (smiling) with children in this organisation coming from different social and health background, biggest focus of your donation will be on children’s meal, your R20 will ensure that they have a meal on a daily basis, some of the children take medication which needs them to be on a certain diet, this goes to children with special medical needs, secondly and equally important to a meal is teaching and learning programs for the children, 98% of our children attend public schools, it is evident to the home that children in an orphanage setting need an aftercare teaching and learning program to reinforce child educational wellbeing to better their educational performance, think of a class full of 40+ children, will each and every child get an opportunity to have a one-on-one with a teacher to address certain learning difficulties? will a teacher who stand before 120 children for long hours a day even have that time to spend with a child and give them special attention?, realistically – I personally don’t see it happening and this is where the importance of an aftercare teaching and learning program comes in, which is where your R20 donation will be channelled.
We as New Jerusalem Children’s Home would like you to assist us in bettering the lives of children in our care, we would like you to donate R20, to be our partner and see children grow to be positive role players in the society, what children can achieve if taken care of by the society around them, is every nations dream, in 2016 we will have our second child going to tertiary again it will be your R20 ensuring that she becomes a valuable citizen of our country through education.
Our wish as an organisation is to have 10 000 community members (corporates and individuals) making a monthly or a once off donation of R20 towards New Jerusalem Children’s Home for the coming 12 months from this month onwards, you might ask “how will I know if my R20 truly develops children?” NJCH host Annual General Meetings, the next one will be held on the 17th October 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre were finance and development of the organisation will be shared with people like you, secondly – you will know your hand has developed children of this organisation by seeing more of our children going to universities and being marketable citizens of our country.
You and other corporates and individuals coming together and being 10 000 communities members making a monthly donation of R20 will mean you would have collectively supported New Jerusalem Children’s Home with a total sponsorship of R200 000.00 towards the wellbeing of children of NJCH, be it monthly or quarterly, this will be depended on you we as an organisation we would wish for it to be monthly.
Last question; can we all make this a reality?
_if yes here are the details to make a donation into, as of tomorrow we will post status update on our social media pages of how far we are in reaching 10 000 partners.
Bank: Absa | Branch: Midrand | Branch code: 632005 | Account no: 40-6878-3216 | Account name: New Jerusalem Chidrens Home | Swift code: ABSAZAJJ (for international transactions)