Fountain of Hope is a Non Profit Organisation (NPO) based in Philippi horticultural area Cape Town that provides a safe and nurturing environment to young people between 18-21 years, who have been raised in residential care or who have recently been orphaned or who have difficult backgrounds. Fountain of Hope created a program named the Independent living program that helps the youth with skills which will enable them to build a positive future for themselves as self-sufficient adults; the program provides a platform for youth to learn the necessary skills to contribute to society economically and socially in a nurturing environment.
The Independent Living Program includes modules such as Work Readiness and I.T, Skills, Finance Management, Personal Development, Agricultural Skills, Health & Wellbeing, Housekeeping, Recreation & Talent, and Career Development. These modules are facilitated by a diverse team, speaking many languages, and bringing a range of experiences, outlooks, and aspirations to the youth.
This project is unfortunately not funded by South African government since it is a residential facility for post 18 year olds.
Reasons why we need a car
• We need a car for taking the youth to school:
Most of our youth at Fountain of Hope are scholars and they are at different schools around Cape Town and we are struggling to get funding for the organization with that said our youth don’t have transportation money to go to school the car will assist us in taking them to school.
• Making deliveries:
We have a small organic farm whereby it help us to become self sustainable through selling our own veggies. Some of our clients need deliveries since the farm is located far. We lost quite a number a number of clients last year due to not being able to make deliveries.
• Promotion of the veggie box:
We would like to increase the number of our client list, we will be able to do that by going around looking for new clients and we already have identified potential clients.
We need a car when there’s an emergency on the farm, like when someone has an accident and needs to be rushed to the clinic / hospital.
• Getting groceries from Khayelistha:
Our head office is located in Khayelitsha and we get groceries from them it will be easy for us to get the food than rather waiting days in order for them to make deliveries.
• Transportation for outings:
Since we are a youth residential care facility we sometimes have fun days, educational outings, hiking trips etc. The car would help a lot in taking the youth to these places than rather paying for transportation.
• Getting manure :
Since we have an organic farm we are charged extra money by our suppliers when we request delivery. Having a car would make things easy for us to go and collect it.
Your donations towards this initiative will help a lot people who are in need of a car.
People can donate from as little as R10 and up to your own amount you feel donating. As fountain of hope we would like to thank you in advance for your kind donations they help change someone’s life.
Fountain of Hope would like to THANK YOU all in advance for your kind donations