Hope Warrior Children’s Charity believes in sustainable, innovative, community-based, grassroots efforts to engage the community. Our sustainability initiatives contribute towards sustainable community development by using local resources and by improving transparency and equitable distribution of resources, while in the long term, may improve living standards and quality of life in the involved communities. To generate and achieve the expected impact upon targeted community groups, a community based project must sustain itself, with the support of the community. We are seeing great success from the various Hope Warriors Children’s Charity community based initiatives.
We chose to work alongside the community to establish projects that enable them to have their own source of income and not be overwhelmed or restricted by the pressures of unemployment.
We have since engaged the community in the following projects:
- Beading project:
- Agricultural project:
This initiative has since seen unemployed parents being taught the skill of beading and further employing this skill in their own capacity, receiving orders and being able to deliver on time. Capitalizing on the culture and heritage we have in the country, we continue to supply beaded products to the community. With more funding we could expand this initiative for a larger reach of unemployed individuals in the community, ensuring we equip and empower all who are need, bringing them to being employable. The range of beads consists of from beaded bracelets and necklaces.
This is a community-based project that seeks to introduce and strengthen local production and demonstrate viability of agricultural-based interventions in improving local economies in the Soshanguve community. The agricultural project has goals such as to improve the livelihoods and living conditions of the Soshanguve community, especially for impoverished families. This also contributes towards the alleviation of poverty in the community as we desire to see zero hunger in the region where we are based. (SDG 1 & 2)
With these sustainable community-based projects, we hope to sustain the community as we use this as an income generating vehicle and achieve economic independence. Building strong relationships with the community, learning about wealth creation, and transferring and developing skills to improve the standards of living of our community in what we aim for through these projects.