May 2013 NewsletterTo all you wonderful friends, and friends of friends. We would like to take this opportunity to let you know how our fight against the orphan crisis is going this year. We took on another 137 orphans in January, taking our numbers up to 1601 orphans in 697 families. We have bought school uniforms for 454 of our poorest orphans, thanks to Foskor, Horizon International and Dickinson Marketing.
Read the full newsletter here!
2012 Christmas PartyPraise be to God!
2012 Christmas parties; 3 over 2 days are over.
Thanks to IOP staff, committee & many many volunteers that come from far & near to assist. Much appreciated. To our generous sponsors - individuals, families, churches, corporates, organisations - locally, nationally & internationally - thank you for your support, gifts & prayers. We all had fun, learnt some valuable lessons & will be back next year – trust you will be too =)
Izulu Orphan Projects, IOP, is a non profit organisation which support orphans and children of HIV positive widows. We use an Orphan Management Computer System to assist via home based care through caregivers. Founded in 2006 by Chadd, Kate and Shelley Bain, the organisation was created to serve thousands of orphans, starting in Zululand, Kwa-Zulu Natal. Our aim is to school, feed and clothe as many orphan children as possible and to impact the local community through education, health awareness and job creation.In 2013, we are supporting 1600 orphans in 697 families.
Our focus is:
Why is IOP so effectiveIOP is based on the border of the Kwa-Zulu tribal lands. This is where founder Chadd Bain lived his whole life. For years he had been building excellent relationships with the surrounding communities and ruling tribal authorities. He was well known and trusted up until his passing away in December 2009. Chadd was a keen adventurer and was very familiar with the area into which he worked. Kate Bain and her team have continued their work.We have thousands of supported orphans and have designed a system that works in keeping track of all our families. After interviewing and accessing each child, they are taken home where a full living assessment is done along with the recording of the GPS co-ordinates of their homesteads. This way, we are able to plot routes, keeping us efficient, and we have fully assessed the need making us effective.
IOP works with 75 schools and 26 day-cares. The principals of these schools know that IOP is responsible for all their orphans and they keep IOP informed of any misbehaviour. In this way, IOP is sure that their orphans are disciplined and protected.
Every family is GPS'd, given an IOP number and assessed on need:
Since we became official in June 2006, the corporate market is able to donate us 10% of their taxable income as we have our Section 18a status. In order for us to try make a difference we are needing business and communities to come aboard and join the IOP family.
If you would like to donate towards our cause, these are our details:
First National Bank
Branch8 Smith StreetAccount Name: Izulu Orphan Projects
Account Type: Cheque Account (Non-Profit)
Account No: 62094657908
Branch Code: 220130
BIC/Swift address: FIRNZAJJXXX
A clear word and vision from the Lord, brought Chadd back to South Africa in the year 2000, after 2 years in the UK. God called him to come and work amongst the people where he had grown up the the Mevamhlope and surrounding areas of Kwa Zulu Natal.
Fill in the amount in the box below in South African Rand (ZAR) and then click on the Donate Now! button.
To serve, educate and provide for the desperate and deserted orphans and HIV infected widows with children through individualized, family-centred, community-focused care. We strive for every orphan to have a humane chance in life.
Opportunities for staff:
Click here to watch Kate's Speech on You Tube to learn more about what IOP does.
Izulu Orphan ProjectsKwaZulu-Natal, South AfricaP.O. Box 7575, Empangeni, 3910+27 84 600 9947