Bulungula Incubator serves one of the poorest areas in the country, made up of four villages of approximately 6,000 people, in a remote rural area on the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. Established in 2007 to create vibrant and sustainable rural communities, Bulungula Incubator works with community members from conception to career to provide education, health and nutrition and sustainable livelihoods. Their dedicated and skilled team have achieved incredible results and have been awarded the Nolte prize for their achievements in their community.
Agape is a remarkable success story, growing from humble beginnings in 1990, to serve thousands of children in an informal settlement in the Western Cape. They provide essential support in the form of schooling, care, medical attention, feeding programs and life-skills to children in this poor community.
The Keiskamma Trust provides inspiration and income generation opportunities to the extremely poor women in the remote rural villages around Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. It was established in 2000 by Dr. Carol Baker. The Keiskamma Trust also works in the Hamburg Primary School in response to the needs of the children in that area.
Thy Kingdom Care Centre was established in 2012 by Thandi, who devoted herself full time to the care of the neglected and orphaned children in her community. “I could not stand to see a hungry child,” she said. The center takes care of 550 orphaned and vulnerable children in Soweto. Poverty and the high rate of unemployment and crime in the area exacerbate the social ills.
South Africa has the largest HIV epidemic in the world. 7 out of 10 child deaths under the age of 5 are preventable. Many have no access to health care due to poverty or the remoteness of their location. The Starfish Wellness Wagon program reaches these rural areas to provide health care. The program offers, HIV and TB testing, ARV medication and adherence programs. Education for HIV prevention and empowerment of adolescent girls for the prevention of gender-based violence. Each year more than 8,000 children received health care through our Wellness Wagon program.
Starfish Greathearts Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Organisation
EIN Number: 20-3622548