Children A’loud and The Safe House to receive ongoing assistance
True to its promise to contribute positively to social upliftment, New Southern Energy is pleased to announce its support of two non-profit organizations in the Ocean View area in the Western Cape. Both the Children A’loud and The Safe House organizations will be receiving ongoing support from the company moving forward.
Ocean View or Masiephumalela is a historically disadvantaged area, with 42 000 people living in brick houses, and thousands more living “backyard dwelling” style. The area faces several challenges: high unemployment, widespread drug use and alcoholism as well as gangs, prostitution and violence. The two organizations work to uplift people in this area in different ways.
Children A’loud works to identify and support youth that are at risk, with the aim of empowering them to bring about change within their lives through daily positive re-enforcement, building resilience and decreasing risk taking behaviour. This is done through mentorship programmes, counselling, life skills camps and an early childhood development center. Additionally, the organization is currently in the process of securing a resource center where counselling, workshops, career guidance, academic support and karate classes will take place.
The Safe House works to counter, address and eradicate the devastating effects of child abuse, rape, domestic violence and gender-based violence by providing safety, restoration and upliftment of victims in the area. This organization runs a center for abused women and children, a children’s shelter, a rape referral centre as well as an after-care programme to ensure smooth reintegration into the community. With the goal being to break the silence on abuse, The Safe House works to empower survivors by providing women and children with a place to heal, rebuild and reconnect.
“I am thrilled that we are able to lend our support to both of these organizations” said David Masureik, CEO, New Southern Energy. “They are both doing incredible work to make an impact on the ground and improve the quality of life of people in the Ocean View area. We look forward to supporting them in various ways,” he added.