A truly sad reality is that in Africa burns are common and the lack of burns treatment expertise is even sadder. Our vision is for a safer Africa where children can be treated as soon as possible and adequately in their own countries. Children should not die or live with debilitating injuries because they cannot afford private care or because hospitals are ill-equipped to deal with their injuries. We envisage a South Africa where homes have access to safe electricity and where dangerous cooking and heating fuels are banned; where children are not left alone in shacks. Where occupational therapy is freely available to those in need. Where social attitudes turn from revulsion at disfigurement to acceptance of individuals with a different appearance as equal members of society.
To provide the best surgery and care for child burn survivors from across the African continent, not just focusing on the physical, but integrating education and social rehabilitation. Reducing the number of children burned every year by educating the public, especially informal settlement communities about the dangers and prevention of fires through safety plays and infomercials. To provide safer cooking and heating fuels by working with innovators. Assisting with disaster relief when fires occur, providing a change of clothes, toiletries, tinned food, tin opener, saucepan, crockery, cutlery, first aid, wash things, items etc
Making South Africa a beacon of hope by providing our youth and our community with the opportunities and skills to realize their fullest potential and purpose and so become contributing members of society.
Lesedi la Batho is a faith based NGO that seeks to inspire, empower, motivate, engage and equip the youth and the community at large through sport, education, skills training and social enterprise development, community wellness and arts & culture.
The Co-operative & Rural Support Initiative (CRESI) seeks to occupy the cutting edge and foremost position in supporting rural enterprise development, be they in agricultural, tourism, finance, construction, e.t.c through integrated rural development incubation and enterprise support.
To provide co-operatives and individual enterprises based in the rural areas of South Africa following piloting in KwaZulu-Natal, followed by the Eastern Cape and then rolled out nationally on the basis of CRESI partners, franchises and associates supported and monitored by a national office.
Mobilized, Institutionalized and Capacitated target community, with Functioning Office that is sustainable (Business Model & Plan).
A functioning Resource, Knowledge and Projects partnership for accessing relevant development opportunities
A system to develop the baseline information, database and Reports.
Help build a Project Pipeline at the community front.
Help Develop an enabling environment for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, LED and SMME Development