This NGO was established in 2010 by Lizzy Magama, a single mother and community leader in Olievenhoutbosch, a large township on the outskirts of Pretoria. Lizzy saw the need to feed the children in her community, as many of them were digging in rubbish bins and searching through rubbish dumps for food.
The Siyanqoba Feeding Foundation provides more than 250 children with a meal each day after school, in addition to providing extramural activities to keep these children off the streets during afternoons, over weekends and especially during school holidays. Lizzy is also involved in providing a safehouse for children whose parents are embroiled in domestic disputes and gender-based violence.
On an ongoing basis, the scheme provides monthly food packages for households run by ailing grandmothers who have the sole responsibility for their grandchildren. Through collaboration with the Siyanqoba Feeding Foundation, Skyward Charity was able to assist with building a fully functioning bakery in Olievenhoutbosch, to support Lizzy, her family and the children of Siyanqoba.
Another planned joint venture between our charity and Siyanqoba Feeding Foundation will be for the training and the development of home economic skills for unemployed women from the Olievenhoutbosch community. The initial focus will be on teaching these women needlework and baking. The sewing project will start by using second-hand clothes as material to be cut into squares for the making of colourful quilts.
Single mother and Community Leader