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**Hopeseed Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Tax ID 82-4176759**
Lily of the Valley is located in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) & provides holistic care for children and youth who have been marginalized through HIV, AIDS and a broken society.
Lily of the Valley cares for up to 120 orphaned/vulnerable children and youth by surrounding them with unconditional love and support. The aim is to create an environment in which they can flourish by providing a home, a surrogate family, and a profound sense of belonging.
Because the majority of the children are HIV positive, they have on-site medical facilities and personnel that provide the necessary treatment to keep the children as healthy as possible.
WHERE THEY NEED HELP
Leadership & Skills Development
The village mothers are the children's surrogate family and therefore have a responsibility to provide them with the skills they need to grow and develop into functioning members of society. This includes providing the children with a quality education, practical skills training and support as they transition into society.
In recent years, it has been necessary to eliminate community development programs and even to cut some of the services they offer the children. Therapeutic services (like yoga), job skill programs for youth, and training for caregivers (Village Mothers), are among the things that usually can’t be offered due to restricted budgets. And while they are very thankful that no child at Lily of the Valley has ever gone hungry, it would be wonderful to provide a more varied and nutritious diet than is presently possible.
HOW HOPESEED FOUNDATION FITS IN
We are currently running a program supporting the house mothers. This includes interpersonal and EQ skills development incorporated through a holistic program which looks at the wellbeing of the whole person. At present we are with them once a month, we would like to increase this to twice a month and start to work directly with the children, which has been a request made by the managers of the Village because of the difference they have seen with the House Mothers.
Our goal is to provide much of the needed community development programs and village resources which are missing. With your help we can make a difference and make sure these kids have a chance at life!