Ikageng

Ikageng Centre Johannesburg

Jo-burg, South Africa. February 26th, 2010

“Ikageng aims to improve the quality of life for orphaned and other vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS on a sustainable basis, and to ensure that they achive and live a fair life like every other child [and] to help develop [them] into educated, employable adults who could be contributors to the society.”

We visit the center twice and support this cause with a donation.

Name Ikageng AIDS Ministry, Johannesburg, South Africa
Aim “Ikageng aims to improve the quality of life for orphaned and other vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS on a sustainable basis, and to ensure that they achive and live a fair life like every other child [and] to help develop [them] into educated, employable adults who could be contributors to the society.”
Since 2002
Staff Carol Dyantyi, Founding Director
Tshepo Moraka, Chief Operating Officer
Nkosazana Dlamini, Psychosocial Support
People reached Ikageng services over 2000 orphans and vulnerable children around Soweto
Contact 8299 Mahalefele/Sisulu Rd, Orlando West Peoples Centre, Soweto
http://www.ikageng.org.za/
info@ikageng.org.za

Donation 200 USD

Our two visits to Ikageng have been joyful and convinced us of the good work the Centre is doing. How do we know about Ikageng? Well, we just took a bus into Soweto and got off near Nelson Mandela’s house, that is currently a rather dull museum. We asked around at a restaurant and they told us to walk down the road to the Centre. And so we did.

We are very welcome at the Centre and they show us around. On the premises there are a few sea containers transformed into offices and a storage room for foodstuff. A group of American students comes here each year to do the landscaping and it really looks good.

Ikageng renders a variety of services to the very poor and destitute in Soweto, including vocational (computer) training, an emergency feeding program, medical assistance, and self-help groups. They have been quite successful and have a wide range of international supporters.

They have an open volunteer policy and do welcome spontaneous assistance by people en route, making them an ideal cause for charity travel.

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