In South Africa today, more than 500,000 children do not attend school because uniforms are mandatory and their families cannot afford the cost of a school uniform. The vast majority of these children live in townships where the unemployment rate is close to 70% and 25% of the residents are HIV positive.

The average annual income for most families in only $240 a year, but the cost of one child’s uniform is a prohibitive $60.00. Education, the key to a better life for these children, becomes a “dream deferred”. A gift of one uniform serves as a passport to education.

This initiative was launched by Zenzele in order to provide uniforms to children in South Africa. The success of this appeal can provide an education for children and help break the endless cycle of inequality and poverty.

The Price of one uniform per child is $60.00 CDN