As the world continues to grapple with the widespread effects of the COVID-19 crisis, Christel House South Africa's primary focus right now is to help our vulnerable students and their families during the national lockdown.
With the help of generous donors, we have been able to provide a small stipend for food and other essentials to 166 of our most needy Christel House families. They received their first stipend in early April and the thank you’s have streamed in ever since. However, as the lockdown continues, more and more families are reaching their breaking point. Communities are becoming restless and volatile and many of our parents have lost their jobs - and thus their only income. This means that in time, our students will begin to suffer. We need to spread the net of support further to reach and support as many families as we can in the coming months.
Help us to support additional families who are in critical need right now. With your donations, we are hoping to provide over 250 needy families with a small stipend for an extended period, as we realise that the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt long after the lockdown is lifted. Families will use the stipend to purchase basic food supplies for their household and to assist their children to continue to learn during this crisis.
Please note that all South African donors will receive Section 18A tax certificates and businesses can also earn BEE points for their contributions.
Watch this video to see our Christel House students thank you for your donations the best way they know how - by working hard on their education, even during the current lockdown.
Our parents and guardians also show their appreciation in this video.