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Covid19 Coronavirus will not hold us back from bringing aid to the poor

Humanitarian Empowerment Fund NPC is designated as an essential service entity. During the lock down, we are delivering basic foods, soaps, hand sanitisers and other essential supplies to the poor and destitute.

Our Operational Director, Clete Stevis can be seen on the ground assisting essential workers with a mammoth task of reaching 1000’s of homes where emergency relief is needed.

Lock Down Day 4 – we delivered more food and hygienic items to our base in Zenzele for distribution to homes in Zenzele, Bekkersdal and Mohlakeng. 

The coranavirus, Hygiene and its impact on the poor

HEF is on a mission to help the poor and less fortunate understand what the coronavirus is and how to practice good hygiene.

On Human Rights Day, 21 March 2020, volunteers took to the streets on the impoverished community of Zenzele, situated just outside Randfontein.

Let’s work together to curb the impact of this virus in our country. More to come in the coming week.

PS. We are looking for sponsors, particularly for our hygiene campaign. Thank you.

Know your Rights – Human Rights Day 21 March 2020

In terms of the Bill of Rights everyone has a right to life, equality and human dignity.

What are your rights as a South African?

In terms of the Bill of Rights everyone has a right to life, equality and human dignity.

  • All persons have a right to citizenship and security. Persons and groups are entitled to freedom of assembly, association, belief and opinion, and expression. They have the right to demonstrate, picket and petition; everyone has the right to be free from forced labour, servitude and slavery.
  • All persons have a right to privacy and to exercise political rights; all have a right to access to information and just administration action. They have rights when arrested, detained and accused, and must have access to courts.
  • All have a right to freedom of movement and residence and of trade, occupation and profession. In the workplace everyone has a right to engage in trade unions and labour movements. Anyone has the right to purchase property anywhere, and to a basic education. They have a right to language and culture and communities; and not least, freedom of religion and belief. The Bill of Rights also specifies the rights of persons belonging to cultural, religious or linguistic communities and the rights of children. In addition, there are specific laws to safeguard women and protect children.
  • Protected rights include a healthy environment; housing, health care, food, water and social security.

SA Parliament’s Role in Human Rights Day

Parliament is guided by the values and principles of the Constitution. The tasks of Parliament are to represent and empower the people, and to facilitate meaningful and active involvement of civil society in its processes. The Constitutional functions of Parliament are to pass laws and oversee executive action. Parliament must ensure that democratic processes become well-known and that they reach all citizens of the country and that the civil liberties of every citizen is maintained.

Extracted from www.parliament.gov.za

Empowerment! Investing in our young learners and the future!

With the arrival of 100 loaded stationery boxes for Lesedi Pre-Primary School situated in the impoverished community of Zenzele (Randfontein), the teachers were overwhelmed and thankful. As one of the teachers tells us, “we find it difficult to teach our young learners with no or little equipment – this year we are free to teach with no worries for stationery”.

Stationery was also provided for 50 children at Children’s Heaven (Princess).

A special big thank you to all our sponsors who helped make this possible.

To learn more, donate or get involved, please contact us.

Orphans smile as they are blessed with full school kit

Orphans smile as they receive school uniforms, school bags, shoes, stationery and more. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Sustainable Organic Home Garden planted for Orphans

Earlier this month, we visited an orphan home in the Zenzele community. We were there to bless them with a food parcel, some clothes and gifts. Our hearts broke as we discovered how these children have no support and need to fend for themselves. Vaughan McTaggart, MD of ABBA Initiatives was with us and together, we decided to do something that will empower them to help themselves.

Love and compassion is the compelling force behind why we do this. Part of HEF’s 2020 Food Security vision for Zenzele is to plant 100 sustainable organic home gardens in the community. Our first priority will be for orphans, widows and large families. 

These organic gardens will provide a healthy food source for the homes and a means to sell for profit. HEF, in collaboration with ABBA and AFGRI, will implement a year program to train these households on running sustainable gardens.

To learn more or to make a donation, please contact us.


Lego donated towards our Early Child Development program in Zenzele

Today, the team at Ethembeni dropped off boxes of Lego at the pre-primary school in Zenzele. This will greatly assist the children in early child development.

Thank you Frank and Ethembeni. We are privileged to have you as a partner!

Soccer Legends team up with HEF – SuperSport was there

In association with HEF, a soccer clinic was held by SA soccer legends in June 2019. Love PSL from SuperSport was on the scene to report.

The legends tell why they do this and the impact it has on the community. Staton (Stiga) Fredericks shares on how he came from these circumstances and how important it is to give back.

Clete Stevis, HEF Director, has a vision to impact communities holistically and soccer plays a huge role.

ABBA and AFGRI team up with HEF to implement a sustainable gardens program

ABBA, a AFGRI initiative has taken hands with HEF to plant sustainable gardens in impoverished communities. Starting with Zenzele. This video shows the the team planting the first gardens on our property. Our goal is to empower the community to grow sustainable gardens at their homes to both feed themselves and generate an income by selling to others.

The Kings School West Rand assist with education for the poor

An exciting partnership has formed between The King’s School West Rand (based in Roodepoort) and Lesedi Pre-Primary (in Zenzele near Randfontein). In this week, the teachers from Lesedi Pre-Primary visited King’s School for a day of fact finding and discussions. The teachers from King’s School did the same with a visit to Lesedi Pre-Primary.  

This is an important milestone in our endeavour to bring good education to under-privileged communities. Children are our future and we need to invest correctly in them. We will begin with the Pre-Primary phase of education and with the help of partners and The King’s School West Rand, we will grow the school to primary school level and the high school. Proper facilities will be built as we develop.  Watch this space! Consider donating to a very uplifting and life changing cause.

How you can help.

The beneficiaries, aged 3 months to 5 years are given 3 basic meals a day, education and stationery.
A donation of R750 covers one child for one month.

Any donated amount makes a difference. Thank you.

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