Periodically, I like to make a small contribution to a charity on behalf of the readers and writers of Eco Child’s Play. It is an effort to be social responsible and highlight an organization helping children and/or the environment around the world. This month, I have selected CHOSA: Giving Hope to the Children of South Africa.
CHOSA’S vision is based on the belief that every South African child is entitled to grow up in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment that will lead to uplifting the entire community. In order to achieve this, our goal is to create an organization that is based on integrity, compassion and efficiency.
CHOSA’s mission is to identify and support community based organizations (CBOs) that reach out and take care of orphans and other vulnerable children in South Africa.
CHOSA takes a holistic approach to community development. By supporting these CBOs, we help empower other marginalized people in these communities. Moreover, through community participation, CHOSA promotes local action, self-empowerment, and peer-to-peer networking as essential strategies for community-owned development.
The statistics on children in South Africa are very sad, and I hope our donation can improve the life of at least one child. During these tough economic times, it is important to have compassion and remember how many children in the world suffer from extreme poverty. Perhaps you will find it in your heart to volunteer/donate to CHOSA or join its social network on change.org.