Neema Lalela

Listening Graciously

Background

To listen graciously and do something about the struggle that young people in South Africa face.

W hat comes to your mind when you hear "South Africa"? The call of the wild, beautiful animals (the big Five), the bushveld with its many birds, oceans, hills and mountains ....? Or maybe struggle and pain, crime and violence, many people of different races and nationalities, HIV/Aids, homeless and orphaned children...?


S outh Africa is a beautiful country. When you hear the call of its name, its splendour and beauty as well as the struggle of its many people and especially the voice of well over 2 million orphans will be heard.


N eema Lalela is an organisation whose main objective is to listen graciously and do something about the struggle that young people in South Africa face. Our purpose and vision is to raise funds for the support of the following four main objectives, namely:


  • Establishing and maintaining foster care homes for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Providing support that will allow needy children to attend pre-schools and secondary school.
  • Building facilities in needy areas to keep children and teens off the streets.
  • Developing and supporting positive social growth for children and teenagers to become healthy and well-functioning adults.

N eema Lalela was founded in 2007 by a number of concerned people from the West Rand Lutheran Community Church in Johannesburg South Africa. Since then the organization been registered with the Commissioner of Inland Revenue as a Section 21 Company with NPO and PBO status. That means Neema Lalela has been accorded tax exemption status and donations to the organisation are tax deductable by the donor. Neema Lalela is a Christian based organisation.


The Need

S outh Africa is a beautiful country with a lot of potential, but it also faces many challenges. Amongst the greatest challenges is the HIV/Aids pandemic. This pandemic has a greater effect on our country and society than anybody can imagine. Not only do hundreds of people die every day as a result of this illness but thousands of people are also indirectly affected - most of all the children. Thousands of children are affected by HIV virus and are left behind by their parents as orphans at a very early age. Many of these have no adult who can care for them and are left in the care of siblings or other children.


S outh Africa at the moment has well over 2 million orphans directly affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This number is growing daily and the predictions are that it could more than double in the next few years. The implications for society of children growing up on their own without any care and guidance by adults are not difficult to imagine. Already South Africa has a soaring crime and unemployment rate. This will just increase if we do not take care especially of the children who are without parents.


The Way Forward

T he objective of Neema Lalela is to raise funds in order to assist as many projects as possible, complying with its purpose and vision and to see to it that these projects are well and efficiently run to the benefit of children and teenagers involved.


A ll donations to Neema Lalela flow directly into the support of the projects they were assigned to. The administration costs of the organisation are kept to a bare minimum. The directors are not remunerated. It is the aim and objective of Neema Lalela to always provide the best possible support to our children and teenagers. We want to treat them and love them like we treat and love our own children. Therefore we want to provide comfortable and secure housing for orphaned children and the best possible spiritual and social support as well as the best possible education system to children and teenagers.


N eema Lalela - has decided to step into the gap and start making a difference. We concentrate on helping children and teenagers build a solid foundation for their lives so that they themselves can become healthy and well functioning adults. Only through permanent change in individuals will society change!


N o government has ever been able to deal effectively with the social needs of its people without the help of the church and charitable organisations. South Africa is no different. We, the members of Neema Lalela believe we need to start acting. We want to urge you to come and hold our hands and help us. If each one gives a little, we will be able to accomplish a lot together.


Projects and Support

1. Neema Lalela Foster Home

N eema Lalela has, in partnership with another organisation, sourced over R1 million to buy the first house next to the West Rand Lutheran Community Church, to provide a home for 2 "families" of 4 foster children each who have been affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.


T he house is ideally situated and gives easy access to the Westrand Joyland Nursery School and Riverbank Primary School where the children will obtain their pre-school and primary school education respectively. Joyland also has an aftercare and homework facility which will insure that the children of the Neema Lalela Foster Home will be well looked after and supervised in their home work.


T he children are integrated into the children's and youth ministry of the West Rand Lutheran Community Church. Three Pastors and a loving and caring congregation are there to assist the families. The West Rand Lutheran Community Church and Westrand Joyland Nursery School also have a transport service in place to provide for all transport needs of the family. Schools and shopping centres are in the nearby vicinity.


T he need:



N eema Lalela is an NPO/PBO which supports children and teenagers to become healthy adults. You can make a difference in the life of a child or teenager by subscribing or donating to Neema Lalela. Thank you for your interest in Neema Lalela!


2. West Rand Joyland Nursery School

N eema Lalela supports children from disadvantaged backgrounds going to the Westrand Joyland Nursery School and Aftercare centre. Westrand Joyland is a school that has children from all social backgrounds and races in South Africa. We want every child to receive their pre-primary schooling in a healthy normal social environment. The School or individual children can be supported. Please inquire about the school fees and other ways you can be involved in the school and support it.


3. Riverbank Primary School

N eema Lalela supports children from disadvantaged backgrounds going to the Riverbank Primary School. Riverbank is a small school that has children from all social backgrounds and races in South Africa. We want every child to receive their primary schooling in a healthy normal social environment. The School or individual children can be supported. Please inquire about the school fees and other ways you can be involved in the school and support it.


4. Sports development programme

N eema Lalela is currently busy with a sports development programme. Part of this is an action cricket/soccer field where children and teenagers are introduced to and trained in these sports.


5. Teenager Camps

N eema Lalela supports Teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds to allow them to attend teenage camps where they can be supported and encouraged in their spiritual and social development.


T eenagers are taken from the city in Johannesburg into the beautiful and unspoilt environment of the Natal South Coast. Together with other teenagers from all social backgrounds and different race groups, we learn to understand, accept and appreciate each other. These camps are Christian based under the leadership of the Youth Pastor of the West Rand Lutheran Community Church.


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Membership


A ny person can become a member of Neema Lalela as long as they subscribe to its vision and purpose. Membership fees are purposely kept very low.




T he idea is to have as many members as possible and that the organisation rests on as many shoulders as possible. We believe that by many people making a small contribution much more can be achieved with a much stronger base than by just relying on the grace of a few big donors. Why don't you become a member of Neema Lalela today!?

Download the membership form below.


Board of Directors

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Contact Us

Email

Use the below contact form or email me at info@neemalalela.com.


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Office:

Neema Lalela
8 CR Swart Road
P.O. Box 2011
Wilro Park
1731

Call Us:

Tel: +27 11 768 6277
Fax: +27 11 768 4916

Neema Lalela:

Section 21 Company with 18 A Status
NPO: 058-040-NPO
PBO: 930026414

Banking Details:

Neema Lalela (Section 21 Company for the purpose of social funding)
Branch: ABSA Clearwater
ABSA 4070026115 (Cheque Account)
ABSA Swift no: ZAJJ