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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

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youth development

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women empowerment

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LGBTQIA+ community

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About Modern Community Foundation

work

Although Modern Community's primary focus is on providing sustainable solutions for communities to be able to self-sustain themselves, create jobs and break the poverty cycle, we are also huge believers in the value of lending a helping hand, and each year we host food parcel drives for families in need, one in the South African winter and the other at Christmas. We run a Gender Based Violence campaign in November each year. We also know that children’s horizons are broadened by new experiences, and so annually, we provide hundreds of children under the age of seven to a magical day filled with gifts and as much sugar as they can have. The children we support here are from tough backgrounds and have been placed under the care of foster moms around Johannesburg. 

unothering the other through meaningful partnerships

adopt a family

committed to increase our reach and ultimately support 1000 families who are in need

youth development

The Modern Community Foundation  Bursary Programme (bursary) aims to fund

busy being queer

South Africa, although diverse, is a culturally conservative country; therefore, heterosexism and homophobia are common in the homes....

Children outreach

At Modern Community Foundation, we get to experience first-hand the difference that love, education and nutrition can make in a child’s life

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Gender-based violence (GBV) is recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation

 
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MCF has adopted families that need food and clothing. One of these homes is a child-headed household where the eldest is only 17 years of age. The other is a family of three where both children are living with dis-Abilities and stay with a foster mother. One of the kids was rescue from another guardian who tied the child with a chain to a fence and left them unattended. MCF has committed to land a hand and ensure that these families are taken care of, we have further committed to increase our reach and ultimately support 1000 families who are in need and ensure that we equip them with skills that will realise the aim of self-sustainability

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ADOPT A FAMILY

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UNOTHERING

THE OTHER

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YOUTH

The Modern Community Foundation  Bursary Programme (bursary) aims to fund academically qualifying students who do not have the financial power to study towards a first undergraduate degree or diploma at a South African public university or university of technology. The purpose of the bursary programme is to address South Africa's scarce-skills shortages.

MCF has paid over R7 Million towards tuition to qualifying students between 2020 and 2021...

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DEVELOPMENT

 
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UNOTHERING

THE OTHER

 

BUSY BEING

South Africa, although diverse, is a culturally conservative country; therefore, heterosexism and homophobia are common in the homes, schools, religious spaces, and streets. Consequently, LGBTQ teens are likely to be at risk of emotional, verbal, and sometimes physical abuse/violence. Subsequently, they face psychological problems such as depression, low self-esteem, and high prospect of committing suicide. 

​Our ULTIMATE goal is to develop a self-sustaining long-term shelter which will assist homeless queer teens make their way toward independence in South Africa. But initially (Phase I), we want to reach out to and counsel LGBTQ teens right out in the streets as we conduct surveys to determine a specific strategy to develop the shelters.

QUEER

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At Modern Community Foundation, we get to experience first-hand the difference that love, education and nutrition can make in a child’s life, and how these can shape the people they grow up to be! The impact that our Children's Outreach Programs and nutrition initiatives make is far reaching and continuously expanding.

Our initiatives are operational in the informal settlement of Daveyton, Eesterust and greater Gauteng where  we offer food relief parcels to the child-headed households we look after, to the families lead by persons with dis-Abilities, to safe houses looking after recued children in majorly under-resourced communities

What We Provide:

  • School uniforms.

  • Food parcels/ a nutritious meal.

  • Fun day/ Kiddies day just before Christmas.

  • Soft skills for children in matric going to university.

CHILDREN OUTREACH

PROGRAMS

 

UNOTHERING

THE OTHER

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Gender-based violence (GBV) is recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic made the situation worse for womxn. Many were locked in homes with their abusers and reports of violence skyrocketed, making an already difficult pandemic even more so for women. Our organisation was one of many that could not cope with the number of calls from women who needed to be evacuated from their homes to places of safety. This event is imperative to build understanding and initiate and strengthen programme combating gender-based violence. The foundation created a place for information sharing in the fight against GBV. We hosted over 300 people, where 200 of these people attended from all over the world virtually. The conference was hosted in a town called Eersterust where GBV is rife and had already claimed the life many innocent womxn. This conference also addressed legislation and what the government together with private sector are working on to eradicate the scourge of GBV in the country.

51% of women in SA say they’ve experienced GBV, with 76% of men saying they’ve perpetrated GBV at one stage in their lives (2010 Gauteng sample).  A similar study revealed that one in five women report that they have experienced violence at the hands of a partner.

GBV

 CONFERENCE

INTERNATIONAL

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GBV

STATS

in South Africa

146

rapes per day on average

2019-2020

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21

At the start of level 3 lockdown, 21 women and children were murdered in two weeks, leading the president to cite “…two devastating epidemics: Covid-19 and GBV”.

as reported on M&G

2 695 

women were murdered in South Africa

2019-2020

2020

Femicide is five times higher in South Africa than the global average, with South Africa having the fourth-highest female interpersonal violence death rate out of the 183 countries listed by the WHO in 2016.

3

a woman was murdered every three hours in South Africa

2019-2020

 

OUR WORK

Although Modern Community's primary focus is on providing sustainable solutions for communities to be able to self-sustain themselves, create jobs and break the poverty cycle, we are also huge believers in the value of lending a helping hand, and each year we host food parcel drives for families in need, one in the South African winter and the other at Christmas. We run a Gender Based Violence campaign in November each year. We also know that children’s horizons are broadened by new experiences, and so annually, we provide hundreds of children under the age of seven to a magical day filled with gifts and as much sugar as they can have. The children we support here are from tough backgrounds and have been placed under the care of foster moms around Johannesburg.