Overview Children in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa face a difficult future. HIV/AIDS, infecting more than 40% of pregnant women in the region, has left myriad healthy children orphaned or made vulnerable by the epidemic. With three out of four KwaZulu-Natal youths living in poverty, education and vocational skill development are essential for these youngsters to attain a brighter future.
History and Background
OAA has three projects in South Africa: Thanda ("love" in Zulu), Thembanathi ("hope with
us" in Zulu), and Dikatole (the name of a squatters' camp near Johannesburg). Whether
providing academic scholarships, food parcels, home-based care, recreational games, or jobs
for South African youths affected by HIV/AIDS, Thanda, Thembanathi, and Dikatole are on
the forefront of ensuring that these youngsters receive a high-quality education, nutrition,
and health care.
Click on the logos below to learn more about these OAA South Africa projects: