Back to school 2021 Campaign

Help us buy Back To School stationery for the children in our programmes.

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Going back to school is an expensive time for all families, but for low-income families, it is a unique financial burden. Let’s help make the first day of school in 2021 a great one for the children?

We have 500 children whom we would like to give a good start to the year and would like to include various stationery items and sanitary towels for girls. It will cost approximately R100-00 per child to make up a nice Back To School gift package.

With your help and the support of your friends and family, we can make such a big difference.

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The Amy Foundation formerly The Amy Biehl Foundation Trust has served township communities for over 22 years and continues to do so daily offering after school and youth skills development programmes to over 1000 youngsters. The focus has shifted during the lockdown and now includes two feeding schemes in Gugulethu and Bonteheuwel which serve up to 750 community members daily, as well as online classes for our beneficiaries.

NPOs have been hard hit as many individuals and business are not able to support the foundation as much as in the past.

“Even though COVID-19 had a big impact on the whole world, the underprivileged communities have been affected even more with job losses and unemployment and we would like to help by buying children Back-To-School items,”  says Kevin Chaplin, Managing Director

Programmes Manager, Phumi Nhlapo remembers the excitement of new stationery at the beginning of the school year.  “Let’s help the children start 2021 on a positive note. A box of crayons, a pair of scissors, an empty carton and some string.  These basic art supplies could decide on a child’s future. The Amy Foundation uses creativity to nurture children’s development. The Foundation has created three-after care facilities in townships and reaches over 1000 youngsters a day. But for these children to transform an empty carton into a space rocket, the foundation needs funds and we need your help. Please consider donating via our GivenGain page and help us to make a difference!”

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The Foundation named after American student, Amy Biehl, a gifted and dynamic young woman who was committed to making a difference in South Africa. She tirelessly worked with members of the African National Congress (ANC) at the University of the Western Cape’s Community Law Centre on the new Constitution and Women’s Rights, as well as helped register voters for the country’s first free elections in 1994.

On August 25 1993, Amy Biehl’s life was tragically cut short in an act of political mob violence in the Gugulethu township just outside of Cape Town. Four young men were convicted of her murder, and after spending 5 years in prison were granted amnesty through the parents of Amy and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Determined to honour Amy’s love of South Africa and her belief in the truth and reconciliation process, Amy’s parents founded the organisation.

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