Loaves and Fishes                 Network                      An OverviewNPO Number: 050-574
Our Vision  Achieve effective and sustainable childcare and development  in the Eastern Cape by developing children emotio...
Our History   LFN grew out of RESEARCH in 2003 of orphaned and poor children in    Duncan Village and surrounding village...
What we DO - overview                                        Feeding                        Infra -                       ...
What We Do - Feeding and OVC  Support 26 child care centres in and around East London  1367 children fed on a daily basi...
What We Do - Training  Background:  Child minders at centres we support usually have no   childcare training.  Childcare...
What We Do - Training  Have had a programme that caters for the above to turn   these conditions around.  26 centres div...
What We Do - Training   Ongoing development of LAFN training support officers  Provide weekly training sessions  Regula...
What We Do - Training
What We Do – InfrastructuralDevelopment Assess infrastructural needs of each centre supported (buildings, play equipment,...
What We Do – InfrastructuralDevelopment
Who We Are  10 staff members – employed on year to year contract (not   ideal):     Manager – Pateka Mtintsilana (Instit...
Our Board – the Executive  Chairperson: Brendan Connellan – Operations and Compliance Director of NVest   Financial Holdi...
Our Environment   Socio-Economic survey in 2007 showed:       less than 50% of children supported in care of mothers    ...
Our Environment           LAFN reaches poor children in           poor communities and makes a                    differen...
Our Needs  Operational Costs: R120,000 per month (to achieve   minimum)   Currently extremely low on funding   Embarked...
We need your help to keep     our doors open and hopes              alive...                      Thank you!NPO Number: 05...
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  1. 1. Loaves and Fishes Network An OverviewNPO Number: 050-574
  2. 2. Our Vision Achieve effective and sustainable childcare and development in the Eastern Cape by developing children emotionally, physically, psychologically, and spiritually and to their full potential. Our Mission Respond to the needs of children, especially those most vulnerable by providing safety, nutrition, mental stimulation, and intervention against abuse, discrimination and illness Please note that the Vision and Mission of LAFN is currently being revised, however the essence of the Vision and Mission Statements will not change.NPO Number: 050-574
  3. 3. Our History  LFN grew out of RESEARCH in 2003 of orphaned and poor children in Duncan Village and surrounding villages.  Revealed extreme deprivation, hunger, neglect and abuse. It also identified community women who, “out of their own pockets”, took in and fed these children.  Dr Thomas and Dr Frost – needed to do something  Until 2006, relied on East London community generosity & volunteers delivered these donations.  2006-2009: Dept Soc Dev funded. Opened a depot/office, bought a vehicle, employed staff.  2006: 5 centres supported.  2009 to date: Gov funding withdrawn, private funding.  2012: 24 centres, 1000+ children, 2 meals a dayNPO Number: 050-574
  4. 4. What we DO - overview Feeding Infra - Orphans & Vulnerable structure Children LAFN Fund - Training raisingNPO Number: 050-574
  5. 5. What We Do - Feeding and OVC Support 26 child care centres in and around East London 1367 children fed on a daily basis – 2 meals per day at day care centres OVC – in order to reach the most vulnerable, those children often not even at centres. Required spend: R60,000 – R80,000 per month on food. Design a food nutrition programme.NPO Number: 050-574
  6. 6. What We Do - Training Background: Child minders at centres we support usually have no childcare training. Childcare techniques normally VERY poor and often detrimental to children. Children cramped into hot shacks and under-equipped venues.  Carers themselves grew up in these condition.  Quality of the first 7 years of a child’s life = main determinant of future social, psychological, intellectual and spiritual growth.NPO Number: 050-574
  7. 7. What We Do - Training Have had a programme that caters for the above to turn these conditions around. 26 centres divided into 5 clusters according to geographic proximity. Each cluster allocated a training officer. Prepare child carers at centres for 1 year qualification - Further Education and Training Certificate in Early Childhood Development. LAFN Training Support Officers provide support before, during and after qualification for defined time period. Ensure sustainability!NPO Number: 050-574
  8. 8. What We Do - Training  Ongoing development of LAFN training support officers Provide weekly training sessions Regular workshops Work with psychologists – monthly case study groups Demonstration teaching Supports and supervises child-carers Aim to achieve quality childcare in difficult circumstances  Assessments of child carer development and centre development to ensure quality control  Centre “makeovers”NPO Number: 050-574
  9. 9. What We Do - Training
  10. 10. What We Do – InfrastructuralDevelopment Assess infrastructural needs of each centre supported (buildings, play equipment, layout of centres, space required according to numbers of children in centre, other facilities)Developing prototypes and blueprints of requirements.Memorandum of Understandings signed with Centres prior to offering support. Asset register maintained.
  11. 11. What We Do – InfrastructuralDevelopment
  12. 12. Who We Are 10 staff members – employed on year to year contract (not ideal): Manager – Pateka Mtintsilana (Institute of Race Relations, Operation Hunger, co-ordinator for detainees in Border area with Amnesty International, Lawyers for Human Rights) 1 Training Co-ordinator 6 Training Support Officers Receptionist Handyman  8 Board MembersNPO Number: 050-574
  13. 13. Our Board – the Executive  Chairperson: Brendan Connellan – Operations and Compliance Director of NVest Financial Holdings Group (incl NFB).  Deputy Chairperson: Jayshree Thakrar – Director of Community Engagement – University of Fort Hare.  Secretary: Canon Lulama Ntshingwa – Anglican of St Martins by the Sea (Gonubie), Eastern Cape AIDS Council. Chief Exec, Head EC Provincial Council Churches.  Treasurer: Peter Connell.  Education: Margarent Irvine – ECD Specialist  Networking: Ntombazana Botha – Lawyers for Human Rights, MP, Dep Minister of Arts & Culture, sat on National Executive, crèche in Duncan Village.  Fundraising: Jenita Chiba – Social Work lecturer, UFH.NPO Number: 050-574
  14. 14. Our Environment  Socio-Economic survey in 2007 showed:  less than 50% of children supported in care of mothers  20% of children supported in household earning R240 per month.  40% of children at centres from households earning R500 or less per month.  75% of all children supported (incl OVC) from households earning R500 or less per month.  35% children under-nourished.  At least 6.4% of children were HIV+ and 16% of parents.  The above were some of the better off children in the community! Hence OVC / Special Needs programme.  86% of fathers not present (dead, sick, unemployed or deserted).  15% of homes – NO income.  41% of rural children no receiving Child Support Programme.NPO Number: 050-574
  15. 15. Our Environment LAFN reaches poor children in poor communities and makes a difference!NPO Number: 050-574
  16. 16. Our Needs Operational Costs: R120,000 per month (to achieve minimum)  Currently extremely low on funding  Embarked on various fundraising efforts - e.g. Debit Order for Survival Campaign (1500 people in EL to sign a debit order averaging R40 pm by end Feb) Need: People to donate time – fundraising, doctors, social workers, psychologists, website maintenance etc  Monetary donations – monthly or lump sums  Non-cash items (food, toys, children’s clothes, furniture, books etc) Companies – choosing LAFN as a CSI projectNPO Number: 050-574
  17. 17. We need your help to keep our doors open and hopes alive... Thank you!NPO Number: 050-574

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