AFRA News No. 65 October 2009 Bringing development through thechild sponsor support programme
A partnership between AFRA and the Greytown Chapter of the Action Aid Child Sponsorship Programme has been making children’s voices heard in the Greytown area. This partnership programme linking an individual donor supporter with a child, seeks to benefi t the whole community because the child is seen as an ambassador for the community. The programme is an innovative project in response to calls from the Greytown community to ease the suff ering which emanated from years of colonial and apartheid bondage. Since the inception of the programme AFRA has been playing a pivotal role in ensuring its successful implementation through locally recruited volunteers. The volunteers, acting on behalf of the community,have been collecting children’s messages for potential sponsors.