Zithulele Independent School

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South African Partners

Axium Education is working to help to improve the education of children and adolescents by teacher training and supplemental programs in rural communities. Zithulele Independent School serves children from the local Zithulele community and the children of staff members of Axium Education and Zithulele Hospital. Jabulani Foundation focuses on four areas:  health care, the environment, education and poverty alleviation.  Linawo Children’s Home serves an important need of caring for children who are orphaned or abandoned due to the difficult consequences of poverty and HIV/AIDS.  The Women of Gugulethu support their families and local community by running small businesses. 2 Way Travel partners with Ubuntu Global Connections to provide opportunities for Americans to volunteer in South Africa through immersion service trips.

Why South Africa?
Despite the desire and efforts of many energetic and passionate South Africans of all races, the poverty, unemployment and lack of education caused by years of apartheid are still having a big impact on the daily lives of many people in the country. Continuing political and social challenges have slowed change and many people in South Africa continue to suffer in a variety of ways. In addition, South Africa is struggling to manage one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world and many children are orphaned or abandoned due to this disease.

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