Online Community Art Fundraiser


Today marks the launch of CHOSA’s Community Art Fundraiser at http://chosa.org/fundraiser! We need your help to create a unique community art piece: a South African-themed digital mosaic! All proceeds benefit CHOSA’s work with orphaned and vulnerable children in Cape Town. How it works: Visit our fundraiser page to make an online donation. Each ten dollar donation reveals…

New Office, New Faces, Same Mission


2015 has already been a busy year for CHOSA! We continue to collaborate with teachers, caregivers, and community leaders who are dedicated to the well-being of orphaned and vulnerable children through grassroots organizations. CHOSA has found a new home-base in Cape Town. As of this week, you can find us at: Unit F7, Sunrise Park, Sunrise…

Happy New Year from CHOSA


Happy New Year to you and your family from all of us at CHOSA!  We hope you enjoy our year-end newsletter, which contains stories from CHOSA staff and volunteers on the ground in Cape Town. As you will see, 2014 has been a busy year for CHOSA and the community-driven organizations we support. Your previous contributions…

Rebuilding in the Aftermath


The residents of QQ Section are working together to rebuild after another destructive fire. See the full story here.    

CHOSA Recognizes Youth Day 2014


June 16th is Youth Day in South Africa. This public holiday commemorates the 1976 protests of young people against the Apartheid government’s unjust educational system. Many children and teens in South Africa still face challenges when it comes to receiving a good education and accessing basic needs such as nutritious foods and a safe, healthy…

Thank You for Supporting the Fast + The World Remembers


Thank you to all of you who participated in our third annual Pap and Porridge Fast last week. Whether you fasted, donated, or followed our experiences via CHOSA’s blog, your contribution has carried us further in our mission to enrich the lives of vulnerable children through grassroots community empowerment. In three days, we raised a…

Children’s home founder driven to brink of homelessness


Below is an article written by Jared Sacks (original link here: http://groundup.org.za/content/bank-drives-woman-brink-homelessness). The story is indicative of the issues which affect many of the communities and community members we work with. — Bank drives woman to brink of homelessness December 9, 2013 – Jared Sacks Published by Groundup News   Kutala Mtyali’s sits on the couch of…