At Shap Shap, we use a holistic approach to provide community development at the grassroots level. Our goal is to educate and inspire people living in the most remote parts of South Africa. For over 6 years, Shap Shap has been working to give people in rural communities access to important information, education programs and skills development courses, so that individuals can have access to a better quality life and strive for better living conditions.
Shap Shap’s primary goal is to create quality educational programs in isiZulu, and share these with the rural communities of KZN. We cover topics such as: HIV, Diabetes, diet, how to start a business etc. For young children, we developed an Early Childhood Development program which comprises videos, books, yoga exercises for fine and gross motor skill development, songs and games. For the youth, we have several programs, but the two which we are most passionate about are our HIV Leadership Course and our Entrepreneurship and Business Course. Creating change through education means that we are providing a platform for people to become the catalyst for their own growth and development.
We operate from two permanent community centres in KwaNyuswa and Hammarsdale, as well as from schools, community halls and on a home to home basis. Shap Shap programs provide support in some of the poorest and most underprivileged regions, creating opportunities for those in need to learn and thrive. Shap Shap also runs social empowerment programs, such as our feeding schemes, creche refurbishment work and Gogo’s groups.