Siyonga | KwaZulu-Natal | 2014
SaveAct – facilitates the formation of savings and credit groups in rural communities as a simple but effective tool to fight poverty, as a foundation for building sustainable livelihoods, and as a means to empower women and other vulnerable groups. Their unique savings and credit model is aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty, and empowering individuals and communities to play more active roles in economic and social development.
Creighton Sunflower – a non-profit humanitarian organization operating in a resource-poor rural area of KwaZulu-Natal. They serve and build self-reliant local community members in partnership with all stakeholders through an integrated service that maximises its existing potential. The best interests of the child are paramount in their work along with the protection and empowerment of women and children.
WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAMME (WLTP)
Clowns Without Borders South Africa in partnership with SaveAct and Woman’s Leadership Training Programme were in the Creighton Centocow area to perform and educate children on financial literacy. Project Siyonga (We Save), was a three week project, involving three artists and one facilitator from SaveAct. The project was generously sponsored by Bank SETA.
FEEDBACK FROM BENEFICIARIES & PARTNER
“The learners benefited a lot from Clowns without borders South Africa. It was very fun and educational. Thank you so much, hoping our learners will be able to save the money and not to borrow money anymore.”
– Educator, Leshman Secondary school
“My name is Nosipho Dladla I’m at Emsthawazo primary school and I’m doing grade 5. It was very fun they taught us to save money and they made us play games and all appreciate it. I think fish was the best, he was very funny and we had a nice day with them I wish they could come back again and visit us. We really had a great time with them.”
– Nosipho Dladla, Emsthawazo Primary School