N3TC Photographic Competition Beneficiaries
Prize monies will be donated to beneficiaries on behalf of the winning entrants, as nominated by the prize winners from the list below, of N3TC supported beneficiaries, who are all registered NGOs/NPOs.
Free State Care in Action
The After School Care Centre (ASCC) is a project of the Free State Care in Action – a non-profitable charity organization. The ASCC provide after school care for up to 30 poor and underprivileged primary school children under the supervision of three teachers. The purpose is to provide a safe haven for these children where they are well fed, looked after and helped with their homework. The children’s educational needs such as homework, school uniforms, stationary and other school necessities are addressed, allowing them to fit into the social mainstream at the school, enabling them to maintain their human dignity and pride, contributing to human empowerment. Each household receives a monthly, and when possible, sometimes bi-weekly food parcel, consisting of fresh meat, vegetables and fruit, as well as non-perishable products and toiletries.
N3TC Khanyisile Community Trust
Communities and individuals are dramatically influenced by their support system. The N3TC Khanyisile Community Trust aims to surround the community and the schools in a caring and inclusive environment to make them aware of life’s possibilities to spite the hardships they face daily. Our efforts are focused on: welfare, humanitarian and community development for poor and needy persons. Education and improving on or providing the infrastructure and training that will ensure a sustainable future for the schools, learners, educators and the communities associated with the schools.
Birdlife in South Africa
BirdLife South Africa and Conservation Outcomes are teaming up to conserve one of South Africa’s most threatened natural habitats and its rare species. Key areas of Mistbelt Grassland and forest in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands are being secured as Protected Areas and supported, along with their iconic and highly threatened species like Blue Swallows, Cape Parrots, White Winged Flufftails and Southern Bald Ibis to name just a few.
KZN Crane Foundation
The KZN Crane Foundation has embarked on an Environmental Education program which combines teacher education with learner experiences on the recently constructed trail loops of the Bill Barnes Conservancy.
Motivation: We want to give to young South Africans the experience and from this, develop passion for the environment, the open places. If we are successful they will embrace and understand the need for conservation. Motivated and committed teachers take the message back to their schools. It is an exciting program with potential for expansion and growth.
Pevensey Place is situated in the farming community of Underberg, KwaZulu Natal. Officially opened in 1972, Pevensey Place is a care-based facility for cerebral palsy adults.
At Pevensey, our focus is on providing assisted living to those that need it. We believe that participation is the key to having an excellent quality of life. In order to achieve this, the residents are actively involved in the day-to-day running of the organisation. Similar to a Kibbutz, every resident is responsible for a task within his or her capabilities.
Sunfield Home Fortuna
SUNFIELD HOME FORTUNA is a Home for mentally and physically disabled from the age of 18. We have been actively caring for special needs people since 1991 on a 24-hour basis, 7 days a week.
Basic needs are provided for and also include social needs, feeding, accommodation and medical care.
For most of our residents this is their HOME and for some of them this is the only HOME they know and that is why we strive to make it very homely – a place where they can feel safe, loved as well as being treated with dignity. We currently care for 70 residents.
The Fundisisizwe Learner Support / Assistive Device Project is a project based in the rural areas within the Uthukela district of KwaZulu Natal. Its main aim is to support children and young adults with various disabilities, through the provision of assistive devices such as wheelchairs, walking aids, splints etc. These devices open up a whole new world for these individuals as they are able to experience life to the fullest, and in ways they could only ever have hoped and dreamed for.
The Family Literacy Project (Reach Out to Read)
We develop literacy and language through making reading a shared and valuable skill in deep rural communities.
The Family Literacy Project empowers rural communities to assert their role as their child’s first and best teachers from 0-8 years of age. Our teacher training programme identifies champions from each village who are trained to rise up as specialist reading coaches within their communities. We encourage the use of local language, beautifully illustrated, community orientated books as well as scientifically proven reading methods to build language and grow proficient readers. You can all learn to read through us! It’s the solid foundation for all other learning in the early childhood development space.
Singakwenza, meaning “We can do it!” gives preschool children from impoverished communities a better chance of a brighter future. We train and support their caregivers to create caring and sustainable learning spaces, and to make their own educational resources from household packaging. This enables young children to participate in a fun, engaging and educational program every day, ensuring that they learn through play, develop resilience, and know love during this critical phase of development.
The Topsy Foundation, a registered Not-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation, has been serving the rural communities of the sub-district of Dipaleseng situated in Gert Sibande in the most southern part of Mpumulanga for 20 years. Whilst services provided have shifted over the years in response to community needs, they have always had at their core the focus of the wellbeing of the community, particularly vulnerable women and children. Topsy currently helps 14,000 adults and children.
Free State Eco Schools
Through the support of N3TC Touching Lives, WESSA works with 4 ECD Centres in Villiers namely, Zenzeleni, Ntataise, Qalabotjha and Thuto ke Lesedi. The aim of the project is to educate the children about the natural environment. The habits we learn as children set us up for the rest of our lives and that is the prime reason why WESSA invest so much into our future leaders. They are the next advocates and custodians of the environment.
We ensure that the children have fun while they learn about what it means to be a healthy individual in a healthy environment. They create their own waste management and recycling stations and learn from a young age with it means to recycle, reduce and re-use, and of course – sort at source. A sustainable future depends on what we do today, and good conducts can become second nature.
iThemba Projects is a community development organisation working in Sweetwaters, KZN. To see this community restored from the bottom up, we focus on Education (ECD), Youth mentoring and Nutrition. We believe that handouts don’t fix poverty. Rather, iThemba Projects empowers people to bring the change their community dreams of. Because if change is sustainable, all of us win. Join us!