Starfish is responding to Covid 19
LIFE | HOPE | OPPORTUNITY
We have partnered with the Department of Health
in South Africa to provide testing and PPE
We are providing food parcels to impoverished families,
setting up sanitation facilities &
“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.”
– Nelson Mandela
Starfish Greathearts Foundation exists to change the lives of orphaned or vulnerable children in communities affected by both HIV and AIDS, and poverty in South Africa.
Education changes destiny. Starfish believes in the importance of education, particularly in the child’s first 1000 days. 18,000 children have benefitted from education in early childhood development centres.
Our Wellness Wagon programme has ensured that over 25,000 children in impoverished communities have access to primary health services and that 62,000 people received anti retro-virals and adherence support.
We identify, monitor and protect vulnerable children from abuse. Adolescents are empowered through education to resist gender-based violence and protect themselves from HIV/AIDS.
We provide proper nutrition to impoverished children, ensuring improved childhood growth, development and health.
92,000 children have received nutritional support
Join our global campaign and host a Dinner of Hope from 1st December, World AIDS Day.
We are raising funds to ensure that the vulnerable children we care for across South Africa have access to tasty nutritious food. How the evening will work: Simply fill out this form and donate whatever you can. On the 1st December, we will email you a pre recorded cooking demonstration by celebrity chef, Zola Nene. Organise your Dinner of Hope and have fun …
Postponed to April 2021
Royal Parks Half Marathon is one of the world’s biggest half marathons and with 16,000 runners taking part in the 13.1 mile run, it will be an exciting event for everyone involved.
Starting in Hyde Park, the route will take you on closed roads through four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James Park and Kensington Gardens.
Join the Starfish Team today!
Cycle for Starfish on 16th August 2021
Celebrating the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside. With leg-testing climbs and a route recently made famous by the world’s best cyclists, this promises to be a truly spectacular event for all involved.
Tippy Taps (TT) were first introduced to the community 6 years ago, in order to improve access to clean water for washing. Ufafa Valley is a water-scarce area, especially in the dry winter months. There is no formal water supply or sanitation.
Faced with Covid-19, never has there been more need for them.
We focus on schools and communal meeting places and spent time educating people on the importance of washing hands, thoroughly and frequently.
Mpilo and her little brother, Bongani, live with their ailing mother. Theirs is one of the poorest households in an indigent community, with a total income of £44.37 per month recieved from two Child Support government grants. There are no work opportunities in this remote village, so Mpilo’s Mum has sought the help of a local Starfish Programme for her children, that helps them receive an education, health care, food parcels and school uniforms. Mpilo has proved to be musically gifted and will soon take her Grade 6 music examination on the clarinet. What a wonderful achievement from a child living in a remote, impoverisched and deprived community!
The Wellness Wagon
On visiting a remote rural village, the nurse of the Wellness Wagon mobile clinic examined a young boy who was suffering from sores all over his body and swollen feet. He was found to have a severe lung infection and was hospitalised for a week. His mother had not realised the severity of his condition and he would not have received this life-saving treatment had the Wellness Wagon not attended his village.
Our teams are supplying emergency relief to children in need
COVID 19 has compounded existing difficulties for the children we care for. Zizise has been delivering emergency food parcels and sharing public health messages