Students Development Trust (PSDT) has distributed food parcels to more than 5 000
residents from Kya Sands informal settlement, last month, to ensure that they
do not starve during the nationwide lockdown.
PSDT is an
NPO, which serves beneficiaries in the Kya Sand Pipeline Informal / Rural
Settlement in Johannesburg North, South Africa. The informal settlement is home
to over 30 000 of people.
been working with Africa Tikkun, The Angel Network SA, 10 Million Masks,
Community Angels, Benmore CAN, and
Vunani and Fairheads Foundation to better the lives of informal
virus is real, and we are not ignorant to the fact that our beneficiaries are
highly affected, said PSDT founder Tsitsi Sekgobela.
over 1,800 children from disadvantaged homes in our community and up to 250
elders,” she said.
Not all of
them can afford housing, and many end up residing in formal settlements like
Kya Sands. Many of those living in informal
settlement s are foreign nationals, providing their own unique set of
challenges for integration, community and safety and security.”
primarily serves to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,
quality education is one of the foundation’s goals. We are also mobilizing individual philanthropic
and private-sector resources to support this critical Medical Disaster.
We want to
be to be a catalyst for eradicating poverty in South Africa. We stand in
solidarity with the whole world assisting where our resources allow us to save
humanity during this lockdown to contain the COVID -19 virus. We are raising
emergency response funds to enable the children, the elderly and the multitudes
of under-priviledged families to respond to both immediate and planned needs
related to COVID-19. These include, food parcels, hygiene care, cleaning soaps
and detergents and multivitamin supplements for the children.
aim was initially to raise funds for “1,000 food parcels” and 1,000 Hygiene
parcels for the duration of the lock down.
distributing food parcels, PSDT has also helped distributing 650 vegetable
packs, 100 dignity packs, 80 maternity packs, 48 new born baby packs, and 3800
soups and hot meals.
appealing for further assistance with dry non- perishable food for food
parcels, food vouchers, cash donations to be able to remaining 9% and start a
new drive for food parcels to distribute in the beginning of July, 2020. We are
also appealing for donations for operation and transport costs for the
organization as we facilitate the distribution during this COVID 19 Period.
People who are willing to
assist the NPO can contact Tsitsi Sekgobela on + 27 81 207 7135.