Bishop Simeon Trust

Changing The Story

We will support three South African community organisations to develop safe spaces for vulnerable children and Youth Committees which empower young people to lead advocacy campaigns to influence peer behaviour and policies which affect their lives.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1016122)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£25,000

Amount raised

£37,964

Donations

47

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • The Bishop Simeon Trust has been a beacon of light in South Africa. I am proud to be a Patron.

    — Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Patron of the Bishop Simeon Trust

  • Bishop Simeon's compassion and great vision continue to live on with us. God bless you.

    — Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Patron of the Bishop Simeon Trust

  • I support the Bishop Simeon Trust. Make a resolution to help the Bishop Simeon Trust support children to build a better future for South Africa.

    — Sir Michael Parkinson CBE, Patron of the Bishop Simeon Trust

  • I support the Bishop Simeon Trust. Make a resolution to help the Bishop Simeon Trust support children to build a better future for South Africa.

    — Sir Michael Parkinson CBE, Patron of the Bishop Simeon Trust

  • The Bishop Simeon Trust has been a beacon of light in South Africa. I am proud to be a Patron.

    — Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Patron of the Bishop Simeon Trust

  • Bishop Simeon's compassion and great vision continue to live on with us. God bless you.

    — Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Patron of the Bishop Simeon Trust

Situation

The children of Ekurhuleni, to the South East of Johannesburg, face multiple challenges. 37% go hungry every day, 12% live without their parents and many children live in households led by other children. In such circumstances children are left vulnerable and experience high rates of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, peer relationship difficulties, suicidal urges, delinquency and homelessness. They are marginalised & disconnected from education, health & social welfare.

Solution

The project will reach 500 vulnerable children and young people in Ekurhuleni. It will help us assure that 12 Child Care Advocates are available to support children within community centres called Safe Parks. They will also be supported to build their skills to reach national standards that can help them qualify for statutory support. They will also help develop Youth Committees which will give children a voice in their communities. This will protect whilst creating solutions to the problems.