Empowering Vulnerable Mothers

by Tales of Turning

 Durban, Kwazulu Natal  Poverty Alleviation  Social Need

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R 52,000
Funded to date
R 52,000

This project will empower 30 mothers with the skills that they need to help their children reach their full potential.

The basis for a healthy society starts in the early years of childhood.  Children who feel safe and loved at home are more likely to complete their education and become productive members of our society. The Tales of Turning project runs support groups for vulnerable mothers in Durban. This includes teaching parenting skills and showing the mothers how to make educational toys for their children out of recyclable materials. We teach the mothers how to develop self-esteem and empathy in their children. A vital part of the Tales of Turning project is connecting the mothers to resources within the community.


Mothers in South Africa face numerous challenges. Violence, poverty and limited healthcare are just some of the many struggles that they are up against. Mothers play a vital role in raising children and they contribute to a healthy society. It is therefore important to take note of the challenges that women are facing to meet the needs of their children. Children who have a safe home are better able to make the most of educational opportunities. They are also more resilient when facing difficulties later on in life. The basis for a healthy society starts in the early years of childhood.

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Project activity

Funded to date:

R 52,000

Funding goal: R 52,000
NGO: Tales of Turning
Start: 18th May 2016
End: 1st September 2016
Field agent: Jenna-Lee Strugnell