Humanity South Africa, incorporating Khidmatul Khalq Foundation of SA NPC
Serving humanity regardless of colour or creed
Khidmatul Khalq Foundation of SA NPC t/a Humanity South Africa was established in 2019 in KwaZulu-Natal. It is an approved PBO with SARS and Section 18A certificates are issued. Since its founding, over R20m of relief aid has benefitted more than 100,000 people, regardless of colour or creed.
To undertake social welfare and humanitarian activities. These include, among others:
- To feed and provide humanitarian services to the most vulnerable and destitute when the need arises, regardless of the circumstances;
- To support education by providing nutritious meals to learners at schools in poorer communities;
- To provide financial aid and/or assistance to poor and indigent families;
- To promote and encourage the development and empowerment of the poor and unemployed, for them to be self-sufficient and self-empowered, thereby reducing poverty and promoting job creation;
- To provide primary healthcare education and awareness in poorer communities;
- To provide bursaries and scholarships to disadvantaged learners and students; and
- To provide boreholes in areas that are in dismal need of a water supply.
THE FOUNDATION’S FLAGSHIP OUTREACH PROGRAMMES
In order to achieve these goals, the following strategic interventions have been initiated:
1. SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMME
Education in a number of schools is being supported through providing nutritious meals to learners, thereby improving their ability to attend schools, to be able to concentrate, and to learn and perform to the best of their abilities.
2. FOOD HAMPERS
Disadvantaged families have been provided with grocery hampers to assist them to sustain themselves and their families during difficult times, such as during the devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal in 2022.
3. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
The Foundation initiated a programme where women from the rural areas of the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal are involved in the sewing of re-usable sanitary pads made from fabric off-cuts. This programme empowers the women in the rural areas, contributes to much needed job-creation and alleviates poverty in these areas.
4. PRIMARY HEALTH CARE EDUCATION
The Foundation is providing healthcare education and awareness to schools on an ongoing basis. Both disposable and re-usable sanitary pads are distributed to poorer areas in the province, thereby assisting to ensure the dignity of the girl learners in these areas.
5. HUMANITARIAN SERVICES
The most vulnerable and destitute communities receive humanitarian services from the Foundation, regardless of the situation or circumstances, and especially during a disaster. The Foundation was inundated with requests for assistance from families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through proper administration, the Foundation ensured that the maximum number of families could be assisted during this extremely difficult time and they were provided with food and/or health packs, which included sanitisers, soap and masks.
6. WINTER WARMTH PROJECT
During the cold winter months, the Foundation provides blankets and warm clothing to the poor and desolated communities, especially in the rural areas. The Foundation also provides learners with winter uniforms such as jerseys and warm hoodies.
7. BOREHOLE PROJECT
The Foundation is currently in the process of providing much-needed boreholes in areas where there is a dire need for water supply. As could be seen from previous similar projects, it is usually not only the recipient that benefits from the water supply, but also the community at large.
8. FOOD BANKS
The Foundation is currently exploring expansion in their outreach programmes to also include food banks. Food banks ensure communities have consistent access to the food they need. Food banks are paramount in solving the types of logistical problems faced at the root of the global hunger challenge.