The Donald White/Mandla Andrew Ndwanya Memorial Bursary Fund was registered as a non-profit organization in May 2017.

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IMPACT / COVID-19

According to an article posted on 8 May 2020 by the Daily Maverick, 'it's difficult to quantify the number of people in need during a crisis, but early indications suggest as many as 34% of people in South Africa have gone to bed hungry during the lockdown.' The foundation supports two primary schools in the Nyanga township, where the unemployment rate is 68%, and the community faces poverty and violence daily. 

With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown imposed on the country in March, those affected most are the most vulnerable...the children. Schools have been closed for almost two months where most of the kids receive their only meal of the day. Nomha Thyulu, our project coordinator, is a resident of Nyanga and approached the director about helping the children of the community with a feeding scheme. In a call to friends and family, the foundation was able to fundraise to provide sandwiches, juice, and fruit for 250 children in Nyanga on the 13th of May. With additional donations, the Foundation was able to donate food parcels to ten families in Nyanga on June 13th. The organization was blessed by the Beacon Hill MIssionary Baptist Church in Herndon, Virginia (USA) with several donations in honor of Donald White, one of the founding fathers of the church. With these donations, we were able to donate fifty food parcels to students and their families at Mkhanyiseli primary school on July 4th, 2020 (Independence Day in the U.S.) and John Pama primary school, on July 18th (in honor of Nelson Mandela's birthday).  

The need is still high, and we need your support to continue to help the children in Nyanga. If you feel it in your heart to give to assist us in this effort, please donate via our website or send a private message to our Director, Takiyah at President@whitendwanyamemorialfund.org.

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Ivy, our Board Member with a parent of a
Our Director, Takiyah with a food parcel
Food parcel recipients_June 13, 2020
Takiyah with food parcel recipients
Food parcel recipients_June, 13, 2020
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Mkhanyiseli Handover_04/07/2020
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Mkhanyiseli Handover_04_07_2020
Mkhanyiseli Handover_04_07_2020
Mkhanyiseli Handover_04_07_2020
Nomha, Project Coordinator at Mkhanyisel
Our Director and Project Coordinator wit
Amahle, 2019-2020 Intern
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John Pama Handover_18_07_2020
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Ivy, Board Member and Nomha at John Pama
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John Pama Handover_18_07_2020

IMPACT / Mkhanyiseli Primary School

Hi Takiyah,

 

It's been a while since we last spoke. After the 'VIOLENT STORMS' that hit us here in Cape Town just after we reopened schools, most of our learners lost their belongings, including their school uniform. Fortunately we still had some uniforms and shoes left, thanks to your donations. We managed to support all the affected learners because we don't just give to everybody but only those who really need it most. We were all smiles and forgot about the tragedy and I thought I should share our excitement through these few photos.

 

You guys are really touching lives by what you are doing, those learners' are testimony to that.....KEEP IT UP!!!

 

Regards, 
 

Maxwell​ Funo

(Faculty Liaison for White-Ndwanya Memorial Fund)

 

Faculty liaison Maxwell Funo and a learner's grandmother receiving a shoe donation.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
Food distribution in Nyanga during COVID-19 pandemic
US New Student Scholarship_2018
John Pama Uniform Handover_2018
John Pama Uniform Handover_2018
Mkhanyiseli Primary School Uniform Handover_2017
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Urban Act Academy Uniform Handover_2018
Urban Act Academy Uniform Handover_2018
Urban Act Academy Uniform Handover_2018
Urban Act Academy Uniform Handover_2018
Urban Act Academy Uniform Handover_2018
SA Continuing Student Bursary_2017
US Continuing Student Scholarship_2018
Takiyah with children in Nyanga Township, Cape Town, South Africa
Bursary Handover_Langa Baptist Church_Cape Town, South Africa_2013
Shopping for Uniform Handover_2014
Bursary Handover_Langa Baptist Church_Cape Town, South Africa_2013
Donald White Bursary Fund Picture #3
Donald White Bursary Fund Picture#1
Mkhanyiseli Primary School Shoe Handover_2014
Mkhanyiseli Primary School Shoe Handover_2014
Mkhanyiseli Primary School Shoe Handover_2014
Nomha, Project Coordinator with local uniform maker in Nyanga, Cape Town
Nomha, Project Coordinator with local uniform maker in Nyanga, Cape Town
Nomha, Project Coordinator with local uniform maker in Nyanga, Cape Town
Mkhanyiseli Primary School shoe distribution_2012
Langa Baptist Church bursary distribution_2013
Takiyah with kids at Mkhanyiseli Primary School during shoe handover
Shopping for shoes for uniform handover_2012
Donald White Bursary Fund Picture #2
Donald White Bursary Fund Picture #4