SONGA MBELE FOUNDATION

No Limits

Transforming individuals, Families & Communities

”Songa Mbele Foundation Crowd Funding Campaign 2018″

Songa Mbele Foundation has started 7 crowd funding campaigns and would like to invite all to become part of the ‘Generosity to Sustainability’ drive. Generosity is the cornerstone of our human existence and the foundation on which independence and sustainability are cultivated. We call all who are generous to hold hands with Songa Mbele Foundation as we begin to make a difference in the lives of young and elderly people in our South African rural communities.

There are 33 000 schools in South and 26000 of these schools are in Rural areas. The majority of these schools lack the basic resources for adequate education and have no access to areas in which their solutions exist. Children in rural communities are isolated form the global community and cut off from information, knowledge and opportunity due to the lack of
In 2014 five-year-old Michael Komape fell into a pit toilet at his school and drowned. In 2018, five-year-old Lumka Mthethwa a Grade R pupil and 3-year-old Monono Omari, both died after falling into a pit toilet and drowning. Parents in rural communities in South Africa live with the daily fear that their precious children could fall into a pit toilet and drown to death.
There are 33 000 schools in South and 26000 of these schools are in Rural areas. The majority of these schools lack the basic resources for adequate education and have no access to areas in which their solutions exist. Children in rural communities are isolated form the global community and cut off from information, knowledge and opportunity due to the lack of
Aquaponics is the cultivation of vegetables using fish waste is a scientific farming discipline that has been around for thousands of years but has only recently become popular in South Africa.  Songa Mbele is committed to constructing commercial aquaponic units (big enough to feed all the children in the school) and training facilities in ALL 1100 of our rural schools
Sports for development programs can become a powerful tool for development and learning. They promote participation, inclusion, human values, acceptance of rules, discipline, health promotion, non-violence, tolerance, gender equality, teamwork, among others. All of the aforementioned problems are visible in the poor communities of developing
Recycling is one of the easiest ways for us to have a positive impact on the world in which we live.  It is important to learn to recycle at an early age, so we decided to choose a fun way of recycling for the children at our rural schools and later introduce the concept of recycling to the poor rural communities at large. We decided to use red worms to recycle
Youth unemployment in South Africa is at an all-time high, according to Stats SA, South Africa’s unemployment rate is high for both youth and adults; however, the unemployment rate among young people aged 15–34 was 38,2%. This means that more than one in every three young people in the labour force did not have a job in the first quarter of 2018.

‘Moving Forward’

Songa Mbele is a Swahili phrase meaning ‘Moving Forward’ .  As Songa Mbele Foundation , we believe it is our responsibility to contribute in creative and innovative ways by helping the helpless and bridging the gap between those who want to effect positive change and those who need to be empowered and uplifted by this change. We are moving forward

Who Are We !

Songa Mbele is a Non-Profit Foundation with the vision of bringing transformation in to rural schools and communities in Southern Africa, through the implementation of sustainable initiatives that will bring hope and enduring change to our people.

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon that we can use to change the world”. We believe that education is the foundation of society and that transformation must start with our children.

What We Stand For

Purpose

Transforming disadvantaged communities by improving education, creating employment and alleviating Poverty.

Our Vision

Transforming disadvantaged communities, including its citizens, schools and small businesses, by empowering them through self-sustainable opportunities that improve quality of life and stimulate economic growth.

Objectives

    To support the disadvantaged rural schools by securing funding and sponsorship, to meet social development, nutritional, infrastructure and technological needs.

Our Approach

Our approach to addressing the many problems facing the rural communities is the concept of Agri-Innovation. This concept combines the disciplines of Technology and Skills Development and Training with Agriculture, to provide a holistic solution to any rural community.

The primary focus of our initiatives will be to empower individuals, families and communities, in rural South Africa, through self-sustainable business opportunities that we uplift them and grow the economy around them.