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“Meraki” Doing things with love and creativity, putting the soul in it

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Be the change

“Meraki” Doing things with love and creativity, putting the soul in it

Be the change

“Meraki” Doing things with love and creativity, putting the soul in it

HOUT BAY  PROJECT

Childhood

Education, protection of childhood, its integration into society and defense of a healthy lifestyle are our principles. We want to help the little ones to get ahead.

Empowerment of the women

We encourage the participation of women in the community, their economic development and their independence within it. We fight for equality.

Entrepreneurship

We support local entrepreneurs by advising them and giving them technical and economic support. We want the local population to fight for its sustainable development.

Know the project

bandera de sudafrica

History and meaning of the South African flag

The significance of a flag resides in the value that humans give to it, and when talking about the South African one, the emotional meaning is very important. If you want to know the history and the meaning of the South African flag you have come to the right place, in Meraki Bay we will tell you all about it!

Cassidy Snyders

Cassidy Snyders: “Talking about puberty is important in order to get to know our body”

Cassidy Snyders is 13 years old; he’s in year 7 and he’s the second of four brothers. His mother is 31 and his father is 27, that means that his mother was 18 when she fell pregnant with him and his father was 14. Cassi’s father didn’t even have the age to vote and he was already a dad.

ninos de africa

The children of Africa. What situation are the youth of this continent in?

Ten of the poorest countries in the world are on the African continent, and those affected the most by poverty, drought or other problems arising from shortage of resources are Africa’s children. In Meraki Bay we try to improve their situation.

Lecisher Lee James

Lecisher Lee James: “I want to be a lawyer. My dream is to make Hout Bay a better place”

Lecisher Lee James is ten years old, she is the second of three sisters and the maturity with which she speaks is not typical for her age. The only thing that differentiates us is the outlook for our future. The household economy will determine whether she can fulfill her dream or not: be a lawyer.

curiosidades de sudafrica

TOP 20 fun facts about South Africa

South Africa is a country full of secrets and interesting facts that will definitely surprise you. If you have decided to travel to South Africa soon and want to have a basic knowledge about its history, here is a list of fun facts that will work as an introduction!

colaborar con una ONG

Why we need you to collaborate with a South African NGO

The NGOs are institutions dedicated to cover the basic needs of certain vulnerable groups, but to collaborate with one it is enough to have the intention to do so. Know all the options and bet on the one that suits you best, your help is very important!

Ronaldo Sias Lo unico que nos diferencia es

Children like Ronaldo do not have a computer at home; their tools of tomorrow are not in their present

Ronaldo Sias is 13 years old and as soon as he can he uses the camera or the computer. In school he has access to new technologies but not many households in Hangberg have computers. Ronaldo is not receiving the necessary technological training for the labor market.

vacaciones solidarias en africa

Solidary holidays in Africa. What do I need?

If this year you have decided to get away from the routine and opt for a solidary holiday in Africa, this is what you will need according to your country of origin. Get everything ready and enjoy living a unique experience in a country that surely you will love!
 

Tayo Fortune

Tayo Fortune: “Cristiano Ronaldo is my favorite football player. I score as many goals as him”

Tayo Fortune is an eleven-year-old kid from Hangberg. Thanks to the Hout Bay project, he goes to Houties everyday after school. This activity keeps him away from violence and drugs, which are some of the usual problems in his community. Help us fund the project!

History and meaning of the South African flag

The significance of a flag resides in the value that humans give to it, and when talking about the South African one, the emotional meaning is very important. If you want to know the history and the meaning of the South African flag you have come to the right place, in Meraki Bay we will tell you all about it!

Cassidy Snyders: “Talking about puberty is important in order to get to know our body”

Cassidy Snyders is 13 years old; he’s in year 7 and he’s the second of four brothers. His mother is 31 and his father is 27, that means that his mother was 18 when she fell pregnant with him and his father was 14. Cassi’s father didn’t even have the age to vote and he was already a dad.

The children of Africa. What situation are the youth of this continent in?

Ten of the poorest countries in the world are on the African continent, and those affected the most by poverty, drought or other problems arising from shortage of resources are Africa’s children. In Meraki Bay we try to improve their situation.

Lecisher Lee James: “I want to be a lawyer. My dream is to make Hout Bay a better place”

Lecisher Lee James is ten years old, she is the second of three sisters and the maturity with which she speaks is not typical for her age. The only thing that differentiates us is the outlook for our future. The household economy will determine whether she can fulfill her dream or not: be a lawyer.

TOP 20 fun facts about South Africa

South Africa is a country full of secrets and interesting facts that will definitely surprise you. If you have decided to travel to South Africa soon and want to have a basic knowledge about its history, here is a list of fun facts that will work as an introduction!

Why we need you to collaborate with a South African NGO

The NGOs are institutions dedicated to cover the basic needs of certain vulnerable groups, but to collaborate with one it is enough to have the intention to do so. Know all the options and bet on the one that suits you best, your help is very important!

Children like Ronaldo do not have a computer at home; their tools of tomorrow are not in their present

Ronaldo Sias is 13 years old and as soon as he can he uses the camera or the computer. In school he has access to new technologies but not many households in Hangberg have computers. Ronaldo is not receiving the necessary technological training for the labor market.

Day Zero: Cape Town and the water crisis

Cape Town city was in danger of becoming the first important metropolis in...

Solidary holidays in Africa. What do I need?

If this year you have decided to get away from the routine and opt for a solidary holiday in Africa, this is what you will need according to your country of origin. Get everything ready and enjoy living a unique experience in a country that surely you will love!
 

Tayo Fortune: “Cristiano Ronaldo is my favorite football player. I score as many goals as him”

Tayo Fortune is an eleven-year-old kid from Hangberg. Thanks to the Hout Bay project, he goes to Houties everyday after school. This activity keeps him away from violence and drugs, which are some of the usual problems in his community. Help us fund the project!

 Projects

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