CHOSA Marks Youth Day


Every year on June 16th, South Africa marks Youth Day. This day is set apart to celebrate the legacy of youth activism in South Africa, and to recognize today’s youth who shape the future of the nation. The day is rooted in the events of June 16th, 1976, when thousands of students in Soweto, Johannesburg…

Grieving two losses this week


Today, we feel it’s important to inform each of you about two losses impacting our CHOSA family in Cape Town. We are devastated to share that over the weekend, Mama Zelphina Maposela, the founder and matriarch of Emasithandane Children’s Home, passed away. Mama Maposela began her work in the Nyanga community as a Community Health…

Call for applications: Community Coordinator


CHOSA (Children of South Africa) is calling for applications for the position of Community Coordinator. She/he will work in various townships in Cape Town to further CHOSA’s mission, which is to identify and support communities and community-based organisations (CBOs) that reach out and take care of orphans and other vulnerable children in South Africa. Time…

Children helping children, across the globe


Happy New Year from everyone at CHOSA! Things are busy as usual in Cape Town, as a new school year has just started up and our partners are doing all they can to make sure the children in their care experience success. You can read all about our partner projects and their hard work in 2015…

Job Description for Community Coordinator – for August 2015


CHOSA is calling for applications for the position of Community Coordinator. She/he will work in various townships in Cape Town. Time commitment: 40 hours per week (and occasional work on weekends) Start Date: August 2015 Duration: One year contract with possibility of extension Salary: R7 500/month plus compensation for CHOSA-related expenses (petrol, car maintenance, telephone,…

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…

Hiring: CHOSA Programmes Fellow


Opportunity closing date: Friday, October 31, 2014 Opportunity type: Fellowships and Scholarships Children of South Africa’s (CHOSA) mission is to identify and support communities and community-based organisations (CBOs) that reach out and take care of orphans and other vulnerable children in South Africa. CHOSA takes a holistic and non-directive approach to community development which helps…

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…