Four abandoned buildings, 2 open spaces and different street locations in and around the eThekwini Central Business District were visited in the past week. In abandoned buildings 65 monthly food parcels were handed over to family units, which in total made up by 199 individuals.
Sandwiches and fruits were also shared with 71 street-connected youth and adults who are still fending for themselves in the city streets.
Our focus as well during this food distribution, was to give clear guidance and guidelines as to how the street-connected community can access the government COVID-19 Unemployment Relief Grant and to provide an opportunity to seek clarity pertaining concerns they might have.
Since the beginning of the lockdown in March 27th, the manner in which we have journeyed together with the street-connected community has led to increased levels of openness, trust and confidence. The redefinition of relations during this novel period, gives rise to possibilities for transformation, a permission to developing new identity for the street-connected individuals as well as the space to be pointed to services which can enhance chances in finding new hope for their life path.
Thank you to all our supporters for lending a helping hand and making it possible to carry out our outreach activities.