African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP)
Unit 4, First Floor 317 Main Road Kenilwort
7708 Cape Town
Contact person: Noah Fischel
+27 021 761 2402
+27 021 761 1848
- Aid organization
- Educational policy/project
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Volunteers are welcome.
African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP) is a rural development NGO founded in 2003 that helps women caring for orphaned and vulnerable children in remote communities to take action for themselves to address Health, Education and Development challenges, and through Advocacy to have their needs recognised and voices heard.
Our work supports the most vulnerable members of South African society in some of the most isolated and under-resourced areas, providing practical assistance, education and hope where these are otherwise in scarce supply.
Our integrative, facilitative approach offers a proven path to well-being, dignity and a brighter future.
All children, particularly orphans and vulnerable children, receive full and consistent care by their community.
To facilitate processes with rural women who are caring for and enabling care of children, particularly orphans and vulnerable children, in their village and support those women to be effective.
• Health: Food gardens at community centres, providing nutritious fresh vegetables for meals. Boreholes were sunk to provide water for the gardens at Nonkqubela and Reahasetjhaba; Daily balanced, nutritious meals; Training of community members to understand the necessity of nutritious food to prevent stunting and improve health and resilience; Access to healthcare through provision of transport to clinics and hospitals; HIV/AIDS awareness, testing and counselling in collaboration with the Department of Health; Counselling for children, addressing trauma, grief and emotional concerns; Training of caregivers in Child Care, Project Management, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and Bookkeeping, Play for Communication and Childhood Development.
• Education: Classroom libraries for four schools with teacher training and support to assist with child literacy; After-school care for OVC, including holiday care programmes; School uniforms; Access to bursaries for Tertiary Education; Therapeutic art workshops during school holidays, encouraging self-expression and the development of identity, with screening for children in need of counselling; Career Guidance workshops.
• Community Development: Initiating and rolling out the first light boxes providing light in dark buildings to enable kids to do their homework indoors and participate in after school programmes; Gardening workshop; Participation in the annual Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day; Training of staff members.
• Advocacy: Lobbying government provide services; Holding government to account for lapses in service delivery and other shortcomings; Forming strategic partnerships to champion the rights of the marginalised; Assisting women with representation at certain meetings to ensure their voices are heard.
Noah Fischel is the Director of US Operations of African Solutions to African Problems (ASAP).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.