There are over 5 million orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa, mostly due to HIV/AIDS and poverty. With 12,000 added to this every month, we have developed a particular interest and preference for such children, as they will have a major negative or positive impact on our country in the future.
Lungisisa Indlela Village (LIV)
Lungisisa Indlela Village (LIV) provides holistic residential care for orphaned and vulnerable children with the core vision to:
- Rescue a child
- Restore a life
- Raise a leader
- Release a star
LIV Village exists to raise the next generation of leaders in South Africa. LIV places orphaned and vulnerable children into a family environment with a trained foster mother to love them, a school to educate them, and where all their physical needs are met.
If these children are equipped with essential moral values and life skills, they will grow up to be a generation that will influence positive change within our nation, Africa and the world. Children who are equipped with essential moral values and life skills, truly can live lives that will influence, inspire significance and create a lasting impact.
The future plan is to see many villages across our nation, raising future leaders, and turning scars into stars by providing a fresh start in a supportive community.
Addlife Foundation also supports Take Action and Joint Aid Management (JAM) feeding schemes on a monthly basis by providing food, covering crèche fees and aftercare for over 500 children in the Hammanskraal area and Maubane rural communities.
Take Action is an organization which intends to give structure to and provide a vehicle for mobilising people who want to participate by bridging the gap between those in need and those with the heart, time and/or material resources to help. The Take Action approach is practical and hands-on to help and support local, community leaders, caregivers and institutions in poverty-stricken communities who are involved with serving their own communities.
JAM South Africa
Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Feeding Scheme
JAM SA is compliant with the Socio-Economic Development element on the BEE Scorecard.
The percentage breakdown of beneficiaries is as follows:
- 100% are black children from previously disadvantaged backgrounds
- JAM SA currently feeds more than 44 000 of our nation’s most vulnerable children every school day in over 899 child care centres in South Africa’s informal settlements. All the funds raised in South Africa are designated to South African projects.
Take Action and JAM South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding whereby 63 bags of 25kg CSS+ porridge is delivered and distributed to different centres every month for a whole year. Addlife Foundation has given the financial sponsorship to make all of this possible, to ensure that the children get one nutritious meal every day.
Dove’s Nest Place of Safety
Dove’s nest is run by one woman who has a heart for abandoned children and a passion to see them placed in loving homes. These children are raised with good morals, values and standards, where they are not only loved but are taught to love, as well as self-worth, responsibility and respect. Currently the house has between 14 and 20 children, which includes infants. Addlife Foundation contributes towards the salaries of 4 of their employees.
The Message South Africa
We partner with The Message South Africa which is part of The Message Family, a global partnership of organisations working together to raise up generations of urban heroes.
Their mission is to raise up generations of urban heroes with a goal to create opportunities for tens of thousands of urban teenagers and young adults to hear the good news of hope demonstrated in action. This is done through community transformation, creative mission and well centered enterprise.
The Message South Africa will bring a strategic approach to urban mission, by reaching the hardest to reach people in prisons, enterprise and community.
Partnering with The Message South Africa has opened a door for Addlife Foundation to be involved with the EDEN Project in the Western Cape, which works into the following areas of society
Growing Urban Heroes
As a Nation Builder partner the Premium Group is committed to becoming the strength of our nation.
The Premium Group has joined Nation Builder, in an effort to strengthen South Africa, its people, and the underlying corporate and social structures that support our beautiful country.
Nation Builder believes that ‘nation building’ is the responsibility of all South Africans. It is not something that should be left to not-for-profit organisations alone. We can partner in nation building by supporting credible, reliable and responsible organisations with our resources, as well as enabling and equipping them to make a tangible difference in our nation through a variety of proven development and upliftment projects.
By joining forces with Nation Builder, Premium Group publicly commits themselves to the ideals and outcomes associated with becoming the strength of our nation. They choose to prioritise the triple bottom line of not only financial, but also environmental and social profitability, by being actively involved in the support and upliftment of their immediate community.
We have committed to providing educational bursaries for children who possess potential but have no financial means to support their dreams of becoming top achievers.
“Young people must take it upon themselves to ensure that they receive the highest education possible so that they can represent us well in future as future leaders.”