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Why MENtorship?

For a boy growing up fatherless, a MENtor can change everything!

Over 67% of South African children grow up in single-parent homes, and 4 out of 5 boys do not have a positive male role model in their lives.

Single motherhood is a significant problem that causes financial and psychological strain on both mothers and children

Stats and our experience show that boys with an involved father or positive male role model are likelier to succeed at school.

The absence of a father or positive male role model in children's lives can lead to a lack of value system, discipline, and identity.

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is systemic and entrenched in South African institutions, cultures, and traditions

Homes headed by women are at the greatest risk of impoverishment.

How Do We Tackle This Problem?

We focus on long-term mentoring and relationship-building to achieve our goals, instilling 5 specific values: courage, kindness, self-discipline, honesty, and respect.

We primarily work with young boys between the ages of 5 and 12, but because of our long-term mentoring approach, we will be a part of their lives throughout their school career and

into adulthood.

We run a

long-term mentorship program.

Each volunteer MENtor has a group of 5 boys.

MENtors do weekly activities with their group of boys.

Two camps per month which are age and value specific.

Equip MENtors with the necessary tools and training.

Provide a support structure for the moms.

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