Kickstart for kids
What does this organisation do?
Kickstart for kids is a NFP that sets up and runs breakfast, lunch, mentoring and vacation programs in SA for disadvantages, at risk primary school children. We run our programs in 300 schools, serve 40,000 breakfasts every week, make 8,000 sandwiches and have 500 volunteers
Young people disengaged from education and work
We all want the best for our children and young people but the evidence suggests that if young people are not engaged with work or education their future wellbeing is in jeopardy. They are more likely to experience social and economic disadvantage, poorer physical and mental health and be at risk of social exclusion in the short and longer term.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.