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If you ever visit our centre, you will drive through rural Zululand and see most people living a very basic life, very much below the poverty line. You will see only a couple of modern houses (maybe built by nurses), but for most, the traditional living style is that of huts and small raw block homes. The more wealthy may have a kraal too, which is an enclosure for livestock with either couple of cows or goats.
For the thousands upon thousands of children living out here, there does not seem much hope for a future that has any chance of improving their way of life. That’s until you arrive at Izulu Oprhan Projects! As we continue to dream and build, our centre’s name is changing to what has always fondly been known by our community as – Kwa Mjibha Smart Centre – ‘the place of the Jeep’ – after the 40 years of living here, it was the only car they saw Peter Bain, Chadd’s dad, ever driving!
In September, we found precious Thembalethu who was two years behind in her schooling compared to her peers. The huge expense of taking her to a special school was out of reach for those trying to support her. With your help, Thembalethu has now joined a new school where all her learning difficulties are accommodated. We bought her uniform and paid for all her transport costs. From our experience, guardians usually battle to give the love to children with special needs, but we were blown away by this family. They might not be able to afford to send Thembalethu to the relevant school but the love and care toward this little girl is amazing.
Scientific Calculators for high school learners doing maths and physical sciences was one of our most urgent needs. Amongst other things, we received a donation of 34 calculators radically changing how the end of year exams are going to play out for so many of our children.
Our Centre continues to be a place of hope for hundreds of children who otherwise would be lost. We enable children to be the best they can, teaching them to not allow their living condition to keep them from reaching their full potential. We continue to create a variety of opportunities that grow their worlds beyond what they would ever have experienced. Please know you have an open invitation to visit us anytime! Come and experience hundreds of lives being changed!
Still on our needs list for 2023:
Our children are taking Karate very seriously! They are thriving with this discipline. Our Sensei drives to our centre 5 days a week, we truly appreciate his amazing commitment!
Christmas needs list catering for 500 people:
Thank-you to everyone for your support. We cannot do this without you.
Kate, Mpume and the IOP team.
If you ever visit our centre, you will drive through rural Zululand and see most people living a very basic life, very much below the poverty line.
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Bank: First National Bank
Account Name: Izulu Orphan Projects
Cheque Account (Non-Profit)
Account No: 62094657908
Branch: Empangeni, 8 Smith Street
Branch Code: 220130
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