A shipping container is a container with strength suitable to withstand shipment, storage, and handling. Shipping containers range from large reusable steel boxes to the corrugated boxes. In the context of international shipping trade, this “container” is now used to change young lives.
Breadline Africa is a NPO striving to open imaginations and enabling futures. Helping children in underprivileged situations with the ability to attend school on a daily basis and acquire an education without having to worry about lack of school stationery, overcrowded classrooms, sanitised toilets or food.
By being the biggest suppliers of converted shipping containers, who utilise containers to build infrastructure such as classes, libraries, kitchens and toilets for underprivileged schools in an attempt for poverty stricken relief in SA.
They provide infrastructure projects that benefit early childhood development (ECD – providing educational support to children between the ages of one and six years), and children and youth in literacy.
In addition to infrastructure, Breadline Africa , include in their endeavour to help the needy, is that some children attend school barefoot and without the proper uniform and satchel, many primary school children cannot supply any of their own school stationery, Breadline with the assistance of individual donors provide essential tools for young learners to now be able to enjoy a sense of dignity and pride as they face the new school year properly equipped!
Today, they have delivered more than 320 containers to poverty-stricken communities across the country.
The focus is clustered into three main areas:
Library Project: Container library project, in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, that provides libraries in refurbished shipping containers for under-resourced primary schools across South Africa;
Early Childhood Development Centres (Nursery Schools): Infrastructure projects for pre-school facilities, providing classrooms, toilet facilities or kitchens using converted shipping containers;
Initiatives and special community projects: Seaside outings, feeding programmes and school stationery packs.
All this made from using shipping containers painted with bright colours and made children friendly.
“Breadline Africa is heading into its 24th year of operations and we could never have achieved so much without the support of our donors. Our South African donors have been amazing from sponsoring complete libraries or ECD centres to signing monthly pledges in malls across the country. We have been able to positively impact the lives of over 75,000 children and with your help, can still do so much more” said, Marion Wagner, Breadline Africa Group Marketing Executive & Interim Director.
If you wish to raise funds for Breadline Africa, please visit the website www.breadlineafrica.org