"My mission is to be the spark that ignites the hearts and minds of social entrepreneurs around the World in support of what I believe is my purpose in life, which is to work with children in South Africa and around the world, to enable them to break the chains of their parents’ past prejudice, preserve their culture and to learn to make decisions for themselves, embracing their communities and continually growing as confident, contributing individuals," Warren Te Brugge, CEO, My Arms Wide Open.
Food security is a challenge the world over in both developing and developed countries. The challenge is not that we cannot provide food. "We" can provide instant gratification, but this is a short term and band-aid solution.
Uneducated girls remain trapped in a cycle of denied rights & poverty throughout their lives. Fewer than 10% of girls in South Africa advance beyond Grade 8.
The project will create a brick-making business in the community of Bergnek providing 10 full-time jobs. The bricks will be sold to building wholesalers to generate income as well as provide the bricks to build the homes.