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Starfish Greathearts Foundation

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3 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 April 2012

Jim Carter presents the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity Starfish Greathearts Foundation.
Reg Charity: 1093862
To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal, mark the back of the envelope Starfish Greathearts Foundation
Give Online www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/appeal.

  • Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Starfish’s main objective is to provide life, hope and opportunity to vulnerable children in southern Africa. We are particularly concerned about the impact of the AIDS pandemic on children and the current generation of children growing up in a HIV+ world, especially those who live in underserved communities which are unreached by other means of support.




    Grace

    More than 450 children are orphaned each day in South Africa. The children left behind when their parents are gone, like Grace, have little hope for the future. Our vision is to care for vulnerable children supporting them emotionally and physically and ensuring they have the chance to be educated within their own communities.
    For more than ten years Starfish has been working to change the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa, one child at a time.

  • Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Supporting at a time of crisis

    Through our partners, Starfish identify and support orphans and vulnerable children at the point of crisis. Children who have been newly orphaned or are looking after sick and dying parents are provided with food parcels to keep them alive throughout the first few difficult weeks. Members of staff are able to develop a rapport with children during this period of crisis and thereafter to receive ongoing support.
    By meeting basic needs a child has a chance of immediately being protected from the worst affects of the AIDS pandemic. Through food, necessary household items, home visits from care workers to assess their needs, and even a surrogate parent, such as a local elder or foster family in the area.

  • Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Dropping out of school is a large risk when a child loses a parent or parents to AIDS. By prioritising education it ensures that they are able to break the cycle of poverty and they are given opportunities for the future. Starfish supports; Crèches that enable older siblings to leave younger children in a safe and stimulating environment during the day. After school care such as homework support clubs and importantly, food, school uniform and school supplies which if left without are often barriers to a child attending school along with their peers. We also support training and income generation for older children.

  • Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Starfish is making a significant impact in community based projects across the country. Working in partnership with frontline organisations we build capacity and train in order to serve the many communities and reaching thousands of children in their homes and through project partners. However with the growing number of vulnerable orphans this is simply not enough and we need your help to reach many, many more.

    You can find out more about what you can do to make a difference today on our website and on our Facebook page and get involved in giving life hope and opportunity to these children.

  • Starfish Greathearts Foundation

    Starfish Greathearts Foundation

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