Where Does the Money Go?
The money raised in this campaign will go to completing the Konoto Crèche and investing further in early childhood development in our existing Drop-In Centers and Crèches.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Can you tell me more about your Incubator Program?
Our Incubator Program is targeted at young adults and older adults alike. The program runs for 10 weeks and educates the students about business in general as well as helps them to develop the skills necessary to become an entrepreneur in a community like Dikgale. So far, there have been 40 graduates. One group of graduates started a sustainable brick-making company. They made the bricks that are being used in the construction of the new Konoto Crèche.
- How did Aluwani start?
10 years ago, on his visit to a rural community with no electricity and clean water, Thabang Skwambane met a 22-month old girl sitting in the corner with a plate of chicken feet and pap (maize porridge). The lady cooking the food paid no attention to the child and simply said that the little girl needed to take care of herself. It struck Thabang that all children deserve to have a rich childhood. They should be able to dream to become whoever they want to be, no matter who they are or where they’re from. He founded Aluwani (previously known as the Lonely Road Foundation) after his completion of The Lonely Road Challenge in 2007, which consisted of him biking, completely unsupported, from Johannesburg, South Africa to Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. He completed his journey by climbing the mountain. He did all of this over a period of six months and without any money–he begged his way to the end of the journey. His campaign raised awareness of the orphaned and vulnerable children in Dikgale and raised R1,000,000, which he used to start the foundation.
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