P.E.A.C.E. Foundation Trust

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011 911 8009
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086 680 0651
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JHI Place, 2 Norwich Close
Johannesburg, GT 2196
South Africa
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Some 15 million rural South Africans remain trapped in poverty, due to the social engineering of apartheid and the priority given to urban industries in the government’s economic policies. Reversing the damage of apartheid’s economic and educational policies and bridging the gap between rural and urban communities is a daunting challenge. Rural communities endure underdeveloped local infrastructure and an inability to communicate effectively through modern means, due to their physical location, with limited fixed line telephone access, no access to the Internet and inadequate cell phone signal coverage. Furthermore, the development of education standards and facilities in rural communities has been stunted by apartheid policy and limited improvement in the post-apartheid era.
In the understanding that development means the development of people , it is our objective to provide disadvantaged communities with the necessary tools and information to bring about their own development, and, in doing so , improve educational and economic standards in their communities.
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Agriculture and Food Security, Arts and Culture, Children, Economic Development, Education, Poverty, Rural Development
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KwaZulu Natal, limpopo
1. Sicabazini Agricultural Project- The Sicabazini Agricultural Primary Cooperative is comprised of 25 members, all based in the Sicabazini area. The Sicabazini Cooperative aims to;  To promote the economic growth of rural/farming communities;  To empower other smallholder farmers with production and business management skills; 2. Sicabazini Community Development centre- The P.E.A.C.E. Model was developed at Sicabazini, in far northern KwaZulu-Natal, and serves to demonstrate the holistic and sustainable nature of the P.E.A.C.E. Model. The P.E.A.C.E. Model evolved in the community of Ndumo, where the work of the Foundation was initiated in 1994. The Dept. of Social Development replicated this model at Sicabazini. In 2006 the Foundation brought funding from Toyota Tsusho Africa to implement the concept. Over the past four years, Toyota have continued to fund the model which has evolved into a multi-functional, sustainable hub that serves the local community with a variety of opportunities and services that were previously unavailable. These facilities include a fully-fledged Skills Training Centre for unemployed youth. The pictures below display some of the facilities available at the Sicabazini hub. It is this composite of facilities which can now be replicated and speedily deployed into the most remote rural community, in a containerised version. The following photographs are examples of some of the business initiatives that were initiated at Sicabazini and have proved to be sustainable and self-sufficient over time. 3. The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation has, since 1993, been involved with the Ndumo community in a number of educational and economic development projects. At the request of the late Nkosi Mathenjwa and members of the Ndumo Community, needs were identified and addressed whenever funding could be sourced. The P.E.A.C.E. Foundation has assisted the community with the establishment of a representative community management committee, which has was formalized into a Trust, enabling the community, in the future, to engage directly with donors and also to ensure the sustainability and sound financial management of community assets. Through the P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, twenty-five classrooms have been built and accommodation for twenty teachers has been provided. More recently, the Foundation also completed a community centre for the Ndumo community. Over the past ten years the relationship between the P.E.A.C.E. Foundation and the Ndumo Community has extended to include a number of corporate donors and funding institutions, as well as tertiary institutions and, more recently, local government structures. Ndumo is situated in the remote region of the Province of KwaZulu Natal, on the southern edge of the Usuthu River that forms the border between Mozambique, Swaziland and South Africa. For a variety of reasons, the Ndumo Community was marginalized and the poverty levels, indicated in a number of socio-economic surveys, indicate that the vast majority of the population continues to live below the bread line, and unemployment amongst the local population of around 25, 000, ranks as one of the highest levels in the country.
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