Creating Opportunities for Children in Swaziland
Site Name: Fontein Social Care Center
Partner Since: 2011
Total donated or pledged: $9,435
"We went to the Mbabane craft market and bought fresh fruit and vegetables for the Fontein Social Care Center children we were going to visit. That was a moving highlight for us, personally. The children were so beautiful, and they sang for us in very sweet voices."
— Gary Kirschner, Larkspur, California
The Fontein Social Care Center has an ambitious mission to help orphaned and vulnerable children in Swaziland. In an area where hunger, poverty, and illness leaves many children without strong family units, the Fontein Center aims to provide two meals a day to children, as well as a daycare for the youngest and legal assistance, health care services, and safety within its walls. Though only 40 children are enrolled in the daycare, the Center feeds over 450 local children a day—no small feat without government assistance to purchase food. Grand Circle Foundation has helped fund roof and window repairs, as well as a covered outdoor seating area, so that the Center can continue to grow and serve the community.
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Gifts to bring if you're visiting:
- Basic toileties (toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, etc.)
- Educational books
Since 1992, we’ve made it a priority to give back to the people and places we visit through donations from Grand Circle Foundation. Our goal is to invest in the future through the education of young people and the preservation of cultural treasures and traditions. To date, the Foundation has pledged and/or donated more than $91 million in support of 300 different organizations—encompassing 60 villages and nearly 100 schools around the world.
Visit grandcirclefoundation.org to learn more about the Grand Circle Foundation and the gutsy leaders who make it all possible.