Mamelani Projects

Context: While the South African government calls on child and youth care centers to offer transitional support to youth leaving institutionalized care, these are new areas of work and largely underdeveloped.

Organization: Mamelani Projects was founded in 2003 to empower and strengthen marginalized communities and promote self-reliance, by listening to and responding to the health and well-being of women, youth and children.

Current Grant: EMpower’s third grant to Mamelani Projects continues to provide young people transitioning out of care with the personalised support they need to successfully build an independent life. The grant will also help build the capacity of 6 Child and Youth Care Centres to provide transitional support in-house.

South Africa Contact: Carly Tanur
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Year Established: 2003