We are a 501C3 established in April 2014. We are a non profit with a big heart on a huge mission. We have been working hard here at Sparrow’s Voice creating programs for young adults and kids alike. We do most of our work in South Africa, and the USA.
We had an idea to start a program that will reach across the world and offer hope to kids living with HIV and the devastating aftermath of the i llness. HIV is still taking lives and leaving families torn and struggling to simply survive. I have seen the devastation in South Africa and I know that kids who once had an address and a two parent family are finding themselves without an address and no one to raise them. I’ve seen grandmothers raising babies and ten year olds raising younger siblings. There are not many options for kids when they lose both parents to HIV and find themselves homeless. What I also know to be true is HIV is no longer a death sentence. It is possible to live 30+ years with the right medical care and lifestyle.
We are offering kids an opportunity to shine - regardless of life circumstances. We are empowering kids and families alike through workshops, individual training and continuous support from our awesome team. This is where you come in. We can’t do this without you!
If you could see the absolute joy in a child's face when they find out they have a sponsor and can attend a leadership workshop - you would be deeply affected. So many kids get turned away and it is just one more thing they cannot participate in. WE can CHANGE this! Let’s get as many kids as possible involved in Leadership/Empowerment workshops! Sparrows Voice is going into shack towns / orphanages and organizations and we are offering kids an opportunity to see the world through a new lens.
It only costs $50.00 to sponsor one child in South Africa. This provides a young adult or teen a five day Leadership/Skill Building/Empowerment workshop. We are creating leaders in a place that needs it the most. This is a powerful workshop that packs a lifetime of learning into 4-5 days.
Thank you for working with us. Thank you for donating. Thank you for giving our kids a chance. They deserve it!
Sparrows Voice believes with on going support we can teach kids to rise above their circumstances and become Leaders - right where they are!
Teen Empowerment workshops - Equine Therapy - Skills Based Coaching - Creating leaders create change - the ripple of this change can be felt across the world. We are helping teens and young adults with the life they have while creating the life they want!
We are training more facilitators and developing effective programs. Guess what? IT IS WORKING!
Sometimes hope is the best gift of all. Please help us help the kids! Thank you and your support is greatly appreciated. Without you we could not do what we do.
Educate people through training and workshops
South Africa is experiencing the highest rate of HIV in the world with over 5.7 million people infected. Parents are dying and leaving behind orphaned children.
It is estimated that more than 1 of 10 children in South Africa are orphans. In South African alone, there are an estimated 3.7 million children are orphans. Half of these orphans have lost at least one parent to HIV. 150,000 children are being raised in children-lead households.
Kids under the age of 18 can often find shelter in an orphanage or a children's home. Once a teenager is grown - they have no home and most often no where to live. They find a home in the streets, behind dumpsters and in abandoned buildings. There are over 3 million orphaned in South Africa alone.