Disadvantaged children living on farms in the Western Cape
Why was it started?
Their inception in 2004 was in response to the many instances of children born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, a legacy of the ‘Dop System’ (a practice historically used in South Africa in which many wine farm workers received monetary payment with daily measure of cheap wine as a fringe benefit, and which increased and exacerbated alcoholism among farm workers, resulting in widespread social damage among farming communities.
How was it done?
The Pebbles Project Trust enriches the lives of disadvantaged children living on farms in the Western Cape by providing support and intervention in five key areas: education, health, nutrition, community and protection.
Whilst their main focus is and always will be on education (including special needs), their current multi-faceted approach reflects their belief that any meaningful and sustainable change needs to be holistic in nature, treating the child as a whole, taking into consideration all the factors that affect his or her ability to thrive.
Social and Economic Implications
The following five programmes are implemented: education, health, nutrition, community and protection. The needs of children are looked at in a holistic manner, improving their lives sustainably.
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