Realising potential & changing lives at Safe-Hubs in South Africa
02/2020 - 07/2021
A Safe-Hub® is a physically and emotionally safe space for young people. Here, they can access services, opportunities and support from strong role models through a sports-based programme with a special focus on health, education, and employability. Safe-Hub® infrastructure provides a campus for local NGOs, government and service providers, making each Safe-Hub® an innovative collaboration place with only one main focus: holistic support for young people, their families and the community. A Safe-Hub® includes an Artificial Turf Football Field connected to a Youth Café, Training Academy, Digital Lab, Transversal Office Spaces, Psychosocial Support Centre and Commercial Spaces for young entrepreneurs. Diverse and integrated income and funding streams ensure financial sustainability of Safe-Hub® operations.
AMANDLA is now expanding upon the Safe-Hub® model by adding elements of renewable energy, sustainable water harvesting and sustainable agriculture to the existing infrastructure. To achieve this, knodel foundation is supporting the campus in Gugulethu-Manenberg (near Cape Town) by developing off-grid solutions. The sustainability package will guarantee the Safe-Hub® a better carbon footprint, financial stability through off-setting operational costs and in the long-run provide access to self-supporting resources for the surrounding community. AMANDLA´s goal is to scale this unique project together with the knodel foundation to 30 Safe-Hubs® across South Africa.
Free and self-determined learning in Bangladesh
Together with the association Initiative for New Education e.V. and the Indian non-governmental organization Project DEFY, the knodel foundation founds the first educational centre for self-determined learning in Bangladesh.
Empowerment for young people at the Moravian Vocational Training Centre (MVTC) in Mbeya, Tanzania
The knodel foundation supports the vocational training centre in Mbeya, Tanzania in order to enable young people to help young people out of poverty.
Fair market access for organic smallholder farmers in India
The knodel foundation supports the social business “Amar Khamar”, which provides smallholder farmers in West Bengal, India, a fair market access for their organic products.
“Stay Alliance Programmes” in Kenya, Rwanda & Uganda
After the knodel foundation has supported the Stay foundation in establishing the Stay Alliance in Kenya, it now supports the further development of “Stay Alliance Programmes” in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
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