Highlights from our programmes, events and day-to-day news.
Newsletter October 2017
Read all our news from the past few months!
10th Anniversary Fundraiser
Climbing Kilimanjaro for AMP
Update: 4th October 2017 - they did it!! They summited Kilimanjaro at 8am this morning and are now making their way down to Kibo Hut. We are so proud of what you have achieved.
Although the highest geographical peak, Africa has far bigger mountains to climb. As you read this, Africans across the continent, homelands torn apart by social disaster, flee across borders to simply survive! Can you imagine your own home becoming critically hostile, forcing you to seek refuge in places where you are treated with utter contempt, let alone wanted? Well, people just like us have fled all they know and once loved and have come to our country for refuge and safety. Will you help them? Will you rise to this challenge and partner with us?
Inspired by the Adonis Musati Project’s empowerment programme for young asylum seekers in South Africa, the McWalter family will be taking on the immense challenge of summiting Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro on the 4th October 2017 to raise awareness of and support for the desperate plight of our displaced African children. We like that AMP provides an African solution to an African challenge. From the initial concept, through the steady preparation, to the last gruelling ascent up Uhuru Peak – we invite you to come with us!
We cannot do this alone, so please share in our climb by supporting us in each metre that we ascend. In so doing, together we will elevate our African brothers and sisters to new heights in their upward struggle, summiting our challenges together.
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Articles about the Adonis Musati Project, our work and our inspiration.
Christian Science Monitor
A Zimbabwe native helps refugees from her country in South Africa.
Terry Hodson drives behind a white station wagon, almost identical to her own, carrying fellow volunteers around the curve of the road and under the highway overpass. In the shadows, five men huddle around a fire. Two wave. The others just stare.
From Zim to the Cape, boy tells of journey
He is only 15 years old, but earlier this year Tapiwa Chiwanda embarked on a gruelling four-day journey from his home in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, to Cape Town. Here, he hoped to start a new life and find a way to support his younger sister - their parents are both dead - but instead Tapiwa ended up living under a bridge, hungry and cold. His guardian angel came in the form of local NGO the Adonis Musati Project...
Zimbabwean dies queuing for visa
A Zimbabwean job-seeker who collapsed and died in Cape Town last week, is said to have succumbed to starvation. Adonis Musati, 23, was a police officer in Chimanimani in eastern Zimbabwe, but the economic crisis led him to South Africa to try to support his family. He had spent a month at the Home Affairs Refugee Centre, trying to get a work permit, reportedly with nothing to eat, sleeping in a cardboard box.