Sharing & Caring
From caregivers to community members, we are all taking strain. We need real connection - with nature and each other - more than ever.
In this spirit, our guides & facilitators are continuing to serve society during these challenging COVID times.
The Masiyembo Association is currently supporting two initiatives:
1. "Care for the Carers" : a grassroots program giving exhausted members/volunteers of Community Action Networks across the Cape essential therapeutic and restorative nature experiences. We all need these selfless givers to keep functioning optimally - firstly for their own sake and that of their family and friends - but for all of society: so that these kind-hearted souls will continue to feel motivated in helping nurture a better South Africa for all.
2. "Wild Nights Out": an annual program providing diverse South African school-leavers (Matrics) a transformative wilderness experience at a pivotal time of life transition. Wild Nights Out consists of a multi-day wilderness trail, along with a year-long follow-up mentoring process that ensures that the impacts seeded in the mountains help grow future leaders for our society: values-based, purpose-driven, and capable of contributing to profound systems change.
Kindly join us in Caring for the Carers and Mentoring our Matrics: your generous donations cover transport costs to nature areas, food, gear, and a portion of the skilled facilitators' (i.e. guides', social workers') time.
For as little as R150/$10/€10, we can give a Caregiver a half-day "nature recharge" to support their health and resilience during these tough times.
(The GivenGain options below allow for credit card payments. It also gives you the option to become an independent fundraiser for this charitable cause)