TennisWorld Foundation is a non-profit organisation offering grass-roots tennis development to schools in the greater Stellenbosch and winelands area in South Africa. We work directly with schools in impoverished areas and we are growing concerned about the fact that many families simply cannot feed their children. They are the most vulnerable members of society and it is unbearable to consider that some of the very children we coach may not have food to eat.
There are a number of school feeding programs and non-profit organisations that are providing relief although the schools in South Africa have not yet opened. Like most other relief aid services, they are desperately in need of funds to cope with the unprecedented amount of hungry children and families that approach them for help.
We are calling on the tennis community in South Africa and around the world to help us to develop a sustainable funding stream through the Rapusia programme. We are facing a dire economic reality in South Africa and most relief agencies are preparing to offer aid for at least 6 months. We are hoping, that with your support, we can create a funding stream to enable these dedicated teachers, social workers and community members to feed the children in their community.