ABOUT US

ABOUT US

WE ARE AFRIKA AWAKE

WHAT WE DO

Formed following the 2008 xenophobic attacks, our core focus remains assisting refugees and asylum seekers living in South Africa.

Afrika Awake is a registered section 18A NPO based in South Africa.

Our goals:

  • Address both the root causes as well as the symptoms of xenophobia
  • Work with the homeless, and underprivileged youths

HISTORY

VISION

Address both the root causes as well as the symptoms of xenophobia and work with the homeless, and underprivileged youths to better their lives.

MISSION

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CAREER

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ABOUT AFRIKA AWAKE

Afrika Awake is a grassroots organisation born from the xenophobic attacks in South Africa in 2008.

The five passionate directors share a strong desire to assist those affected by xenophobia, and to prevent any future outbreaks.

The charity was founded in 2013 and is based in South Africa. A main focus is assisting foreign nationals in South Africa, whose struggles are often even greater than those faced by locals. They also face the threat of recurring xenophobic attacks. Projects include helping with urgent needs such as food, clothes, accommodation and schooling, as well as more long-term solutions such as building homes and finding employment. At least half of the beneficiaries are refugees and asylum seekers living in South Africa.

Afrika Awake also assists South Africans in need, including the homeless, youth groups, shelters, crèches and feeding schemes. One successful ongoing project is the small computer skills training centre in a KwaZulu-Natal township that employs a Congolese man to train local youths in computer skills, inspiring goodwill between both parties.

By focusing on our core values, we strive to continue investing in projects that uplift and inspire.

Afrika Awake is a registered section 18A NPO.

ASSISTING WITH THE EFFECTS OF XENOPHOBIA

We help address the immediate needs of those affected by xenophobia.

This means helping people who have lost everything, with basic needs such as food and clothes, and later with finding new accommodation, employment, and schools for their children.

Being a foreigner living in South Africa comes with many challenges. As the rights of refugees and asylum seekers are often not upheld, we also engage with relevant government departments. We hope to ease the struggles of foreigners living in South Africa by encouraging the government to enforce the relevant laws and policies, and play its role in awareness programmes.

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