Education & Skills Development
We support early childhood development, primary, secondary and tertiary education, and post-graduate training (in ICT, Nature Conservation & Hospitality), as well as adult skills development through community based learning programmes. Upskilling our communities not only allows them to enter the workforce, but also empowers them to create their own jobs as well as employment for others.
We facilitate the development of local black businesses and provide MFC-supported enterprise opportunities to drive demand and enable community businesses to trade locally. Supporting local business, employment and a market gives many more people the opportunity to escape poverty and build a better life for themselves, as well as to work together to build their communities and contribute to South Africa’s economy.
We support the provision of basic human needs to improve our communities’ quality of life and ensure their well-being. Our main focuses are on providing access to security, basic healthcare, proper sanitation and clean, running water. Water is by far the greatest basic necessity, the availability of which will go a long way to securing the future of our communities, and therefore warrants its own project focus.
We support access to clean, running water through the installation of solar-powered or renewable energy powered boreholes in our most underprivileged communities. Currently, many of southern Africa’s rural areas have limited or no water service. This is a fundamental human right that prevents illness and reduces mortality, especially amongst children.
Conservation & Human Wildlife Conflict Mitigation
The care and protection of the earth’s natural environment and resources for future generations.
Includes the planned management of natural resources, securing the diversity of species, genes and ecosystems, and maintaining the natural functions of the environment. Realised through community conservation, environmental education and the support of human wildlife conflict mitigation where possible.