2022 - 2020

Noku N is the recipient of our three (minimum) year scholarship. She is a testament to our commitment to upliftment through education and is thriving in a private school environment.

Noku N is the recipient of our three (minimum) year scholarship. In 2019, Noku was identified (in conjunction with the social workers from the Youth for Christ, KZN organisation) as an good candidate for educational scholarship based on her attitude to her academics and will to succeed and better herself. Noku now attends Futura Private School. Weaver Foundation covers all aspects of Noku’s education – school fees; uniforms; books and stationery; data requirements and transport. Noku passed grade 10 in 2020 performing remarkably well in a very trying year. She is currently in grade 11 and is thriving in her environment and academically. Noku would like to be a travel agent or nurse one day and we would love to continue to support her on her journey and create a ripple effect in her community.

2021

This year we identified four children (again in in conjunction with the social workers from the Youth for Christ, KZN organisation) of varying ages who would benefit from our financial assistance.

This year we identified four children (again in in conjunction with the social workers from the Youth for Christ, KZN organisation) of varying ages who would benefit from our financial assistance. All four have bravely borne traumas including abuse and neglect,  none have parents and yet all have dreams. We hope to alleviate their burden  somewhat by covering the cost of their schooling, stationery, uniforms ands transport to school as well as regular food parcels and clothing hampers for the duration of 2021.

2021 / 2020

With the challenge of COVID, many already struggling people have found themselves in perilous financial positions.

With the challenge of COVID, many already struggling people have found themselves in perilous financial positions. Despite the challenges, school children in the communities of Amaoti and Inanda still attend community centres (staffed by Youth for Christ, KZN employees) where they seek a quiet place to do their homework on empty tummies.  Weaver Foundation has partnered with Youth for Christ to provide these children regular nourishment  with regular pilchard sandwiches when they come to do their homework. Thanks to Sunshine Bakeries for the regular donation of bread for these purposes.

2020

We sponsored paint, plants and our time to improve the perimeter; jungle gyms and bathrooms of the under-served Bhekimpilo Crèche in Waterloo.

2020 / 2019

With the assistance of some friends of Weaver Foundation, we completely revamped both the interior and exterior of the Youth for Christ, KZN library.

With the assistance of some friends of Weaver Foundation, we completely revamped both the interior and exterior of the Youth for Christ, KZN library. We enlisted the help of renowned street artist, Giffy, who donated his time to transform the exterior of the library into an inspiring work of art. The library was stocked with appropriate text and reading books as well as other essentials for learning and is maintained by the Youth for Christ house-mothers.

2019

Throughout the 2019 academic year, our Weaver gals arranged weekly tutoring sessions for the girls at Tennyson House.

Throughout the 2019 academic year, our Weaver gals arranged weekly tutoring sessions for the girls at Tennyson House (a temporary residential facility for young girls) and engaged the assistance of pupils from our local schools. We were unable to continue this in 2020 due to the impact of COVID but intend to resurrect it as soon as possible. This project is beneficial to both the girls receiving  the tutoring as well as those offering it and unexpected friendships have been seen to blossom. In addition, we have an ongoing association with Youth for Christ, Tennyson House where we get involved wherever there is a need such as sponsoring end-of-year functions and providing the girls with new school shoes and stationery.

2018

The SEAL Academy in Durban North (which was sadly forced to close its doors in 2020 as a consequence of COVID) which offered education; therapy and love to special-needs children was the beneficiary of our 2018 fundraising adventure.

2017

With our hearts firmly invested in improving access and quality of education in our country, our beneficiaries of our 2017 fundraising was the Domino Foundation to be used in its education programme by providing training and reading schemes to Foundation Phase teachers.

2017

As a result of the generosity of the 24 ladies who partook in our Amphitheatre Adventure, we were able to contribute a bakkie-load of stationery; paper and clothing to the Khanyisela Project which provides aid to schools in the Amazizi area. The project is overseen by the dedicated staff of the Cavern Resort and Spa as well as local businesses.

2016

We partnered with Project Dignity to supply R25 000 worth of washable panties and sanitary towels to pupils in the KwaMashu area. The handover was accompanied by informative education and discussions with the girls.

 

A very real (and easily resolved) problem in our disadvantaged communities is that of large numbers of young girls being unable to attend school a few days a month during their menstrual cycle as a result of lack of access to sanitary towels. We partnered with Project Dignity to supply R25 000 worth of washable panties and sanitary towels to pupils in the KwaMashu area. The handover was accompanied by informative education and discussions with the girls. We have an ongoing collaboration with Project Dignity providing sex education and reusable sanitary towels to young women as needed.

2016

The Weaver girls are also passionate about the health and welfare of animals and so another R25 000 was donated to Project Dog to be applied to inoculating and sterilising initiatives in under-serviced communities.

2016

Schools in the Wild Coast area are often far from home. Proceeds from our first fundraising adventure were also used to purchase heavy-duty; single gear bicycles to a local school to support its initiative of “loan bikes” to pupils who are incentivised to extend their loan periods by good bike maintenance and academic effort.