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Give a child the future! Personal sponsorships through HIT
On our journeys and with our partners, we have met so many great projects and children –but we have also experienced how bad their living conditions and perspectives
are. And that up close, because we at HIT are personally and locally involved. It was a heart decision for us to support a child directly: Chloé was two years old when we took over a sponsorship for her. We allow the little girl from the township Imizamo Yethu to visit a daycare center. For this we currently pay 30 € per month, which go directly to the daycare centre. And because this is not only a great experience for Chloé, but also for us, we have already sponsored more.
What distinguishes our commitment from that of other organisations? We have personal contact with the daycare center, the children and their families. We visit the township at regular intervals and can see how the child develops on site. The money goes 100% to him. After the daycare, the godfather child is then supported on his further education path. As a godfather, you will always find out how your godfather child is doing and you can also get in touch with him personally. A real opportunity for all!
During our stays in Cape Town in South Africa, we also visited different townships – and learned a lot about people’s lives and needs. Children in particular are constantly exposed to risks and their future prospects are poor. That is why we are very pleased that we have found a new partner with the organization ubomi, who has been committed to these children since 2016. ubomi stands for a family home and a safe island, e. g. in the township of Khayelitsha. Here, the neglected or orphaned children should not only receive food, help with homework and leisure activities, but also receive care and find a place of retreat. Some of the people in charge take care of donations from Germany, for example, while another part of the team lives and works in the townships. Everyone has been committed to children and young people for many years and can also rely on a strong network.
Ons Plek Projects for street children
A home for girls
We were also very impressed by the commitment of the only children's and youth home in Cape Town. Ons Plek means "Our place" or "A place for us" - and that fits perfectly, because the house is a home for girls who have previously lived on the street. They get a roof over their heads, food and education, but are also cared for psychosocially and learn to get back in touch with their families. For example, the girls who lived outside "the norm" were to be neglected, rejected by adults and authorities, experienced a stable environment and maintained professional and personal perspectives. We at HIT are very happy to be part of it: First, it is planned to sponsor a container for the afternoon programmes with donations and subsidies.
Those who think of child poverty often end up thinking in Third World countries. But child poverty is also a big issue in the middle of Germany. Statistics show: No money for a school trip, no new winter jacket, no holiday with parents: Every fifth child in Germany is at risk of poverty. That’s 2. 1 million children under the age of 15. Every year, HIT-Help In Time and the Henry Maske Foundation A Place for Kids carry out the holiday trips, which are realized by donations and sponsors. Every year around 900 kids can spend a few carefree days in different camps of the PerspektivenFabrik am Beetzsee and develop new perspectives. This is done by reliable partners who are dedicated to this topic, as well as sponsors.
Here the children and young people can spend their holidays. The PerspektivFabrik offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities on the beautiful lakefront site and invites children and young people to discover and use their talents. The focus is always on communicating to children and young people that they are needed, that they are gifted and that they are an enrichment for us. A break from her usually not easy everyday life. Amazing results: self-confidence is strengthened, aggression is reduced and new lust for life develops. Our team of committed young carers motivates the kids to discover their talents. Whether at beach volleyball, football, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, climbing, dancing, handicrafts or while baking and grilling together. Here we teach skills such as team spirit, fair play and social competence, basic knowledge that is needed to develop life perspectives.
Since 2017, HIT has been sponsoring the dedicated work of the monk Sompon in the Thai city of Chiang Mai. Through the couple Jochen and Channuan Klaschka, we are in contact with the Buddhist, who has been providing a home and perspectives for the future to needy children for about 20 years. In October the Klaschkas were there again and spoke with the monk and the children. Some have told stories about their lives and their desires: moving stories that once again show how urgently the help of donors is needed here as well. We wrote down a few for you.
11 years, surname Bin: “I live with my twin sister Paan at the monk. Our mother we see about once a week, she can’t support us. That’s why we’ve been living with the monk for eight years. I love painting and would like to become an art teacher later. If I had a free wish, I would want painting utensils."
11 years old, surname Paan: “Our father left us at the time and we no longer have contact with him. I want to be a doctor. Like my sister, I like to paint."
Likoni - Healthcare for all
On site in Likoni, we took the opportunity to visit a project that inspires us: After her stay in Kenya in 2011, German nurse Maria Lindermair presented the “Likoni – Healthcare for all e. V. launched. The aim is to provide basic medical care to the nearly 190,000 local people. In the meantime, the club opened a hospital in Likoni, the new Kingston Hospital. It is intended to enable, among other things, x-rays, emergency treatments and minor surgeries. In addition, the association offers free medical assistance to poor families and street children. We think this is great and would like to support the project with your help!
Our trip also took us for a day to the Little Angels in Likoni, a district of the coastal city of Mombasa. We had planned and longed for this visit for a long time: We wanted to once again embrace the 24 orphans between 3 and 17 years old and spend a few hours with the great troupe. Thanks to the help of the volunteers and sponsors, much has been done in the orphanage; the living conditions of the children have improved significantly, the first have even successfully started their own (occupational) life. This and the infectious cheerfulness of the children have once again convinced us that we want to continue to support the association with all our heart!
We were also very impressed by the work of the BfKiA “Education for Children in Afghanistan e. V”. from Wolfsburg: Unlike the majority of aid organisations, the nonprofit association
is committed to ensuring that children have a perspective in the contested and dangerous south of the country. The main focus is the construction of a primary school in Ebad-Kalah. It is intended to give 319 boys and girls access to education, thus giving them an opportunity for self-determination and a better future. With the help of the BfKiA e. V. a school building will be built (five classrooms have been completed so far) as well as furniture, school materials, educational facilities and much more will be provided. We at HiT are very happy to support this great project now!
BoraBola. International Youth Exchange
The social project BoraBola. - Ball, support, doing good – brought together handball enthusiasts from Germany and South Africa: The goal of the nationwide competition was to submit ideas for the development of handball in South Africa – from the construction of playing fields to handball training. Integration became tangible and a bridge between cultures was created. The winners flew to South Africa, where they implemented their idea locally and got to know life in the local community.
What was the goal of this project?
• Sustainable support for handball development in South Africa
• To motivate young people to become socially active
• Promoting integration through intercultural encounters of young people from Germany and South Africa
• Making social skills tangible with and through handball
• The permanent establishment of an international youth exchange