Welcome to West Coast Kids
We are a South African based children’s charity which provides essential aid to children in need on the West Coast region of our country.
Our aim is to give these children who live in poverty and under critical life circumstances a fair chance so that they can succeed and thrive. We do so by providing them with comprehensive support.
We can save the next generation! However, we need your help and donations to do so for these forgotten children of the West Coast.
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THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN OF PATERNOSTER
Unemployment has a big impact on the West Coast region of South Africa. This is especially true in the fishermen communities where low educational levels create barriers to new opportunities and to generating a sustainable income. This often results in crime as well as alcohol and drug abuse. Unfortunately it is the children that suffer most under these circumstances.
In South Africa, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) play an important role in disadvantaged communities to support those in need. These NGO’s, however, function mainly in the cities and in bigger towns. Remote locations such as Paternoster on the West Coast of South Africa lack these support structures.
These forgotten children, however, also need help – particularly our and your help. Support through proper education, healthcare and life skills guidance empowers them to overcome their problems themselves. Such backing, furthermore, offers opportunities to these children that they otherwise wouldn’t have had. In fact, it gives them a fair chance in life.
WEST COAST KIDS – IT’S THE CHILDREN WHO BENEFIT
We undertake projects to support the vulnerable children in the Paternoster community. We do it in ways which give them self-respect and personal esteem and the opportunity to develop beyond their circumstances. Although the children are the most disempowered members of this community, they are also key to the future. They are most important and the starting point of our projects.
With West Coast Kids being a small and focused project, we have the advantage of knowing the children individually. We are familiar with their circumstances and, therefore, we are able to contribute to specific needs.
Our programmes are custom-made for the region and encourage local partnerships. We involve the community in our sustainable aid projects to create a positive outcome for the children. Our aim is to prepare them to be able to fulfil life as solid, mature citizens.
BUT… WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU
These children need you to also believe in them, to drum up support for them and to financially contribute towards the West Coast Kids programmes in order to create hope and a future for them. They need your commitment to the same degree as they already rely on our commitment. Please become involved.
“I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.” – Albert Schweitzer
When you contribute to West Coast Kids, you directly contribute to giving a Paternoster child a chance in life.
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN HELP US
“There is no great discoveries and advance as long as there is an unhappy child on earth.” – Albert Einstein
Become involved now!
Ways to support us:
With your financial donation you will enable us to continue to help build a future for the kids on the West Coast of South Africa. We promise that every cent donated will be used to the benefit of those in our programme and where it is needed the most.
Please donate. Make more than a difference. Change the lives for the better for this generation of deprived children. Give them an opportunity to grow up with the self-respect that they deserve and to become citizens worthy of our beautiful country. Help to give them a fair chance. By doing so, you will even ensure a future also for their children.
2. PROJECT SPONSORS
You can also become a project sponsor which will enable you to support a project of your choice. This could be one of our current projects or even an appropriate project that you’d want to initiate and which would fit in with our organisation’s approach and its aims.
Let’s stand up for children. Let’s prove wrong those with the viewpoint that some children do not have a future anyway. Let us be the ones to say that we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your rights in life. Let’s break the vicious circle of poverty.
We can and do make a difference in the lives of the West Coast Kids. Join us today.
Contact And Banking Details
Our Bank Details
Account name: WESTCOASTKIDS
Account number: 1595032274
Branch code: 198765
Swift code: NEDSZAJJ
Spendenkonto West Coast Kids
Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
Phone: +27 21 7943662