These women need our help.
The Zulu Education & Empowerment Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 90-0904705. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Zulu Education and Empowerment Project is an ambitious educational support effort for rural Zulu women and girls in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. There has never been a humanitarian effort dedicated to the plight of rural Zulu women, who are estimated to number about 3.5 million in the Province.
Zulu women and girls have largely been forgotten, first by the Apartheid government, when black Africans were forced to live 'apart' from the white population, and now by the current government — which appears to lack the resources or will to help and protect them.
Many Zulu women and girls lack any level of education. They are illiterate and often jobless. Many have HIV/AIDS. Yet, there is a fire and resilience in them that is remarkable. They could be seen as the poorest of the poor, yet they yearn and desperately hope for a better life. They dream about being happy, starting a business, having an income, and educating their children.
They need your help. Your donations can empower, enhance, and enrich their lives.
The Zulu Education & Empowerment Foundation's (ZEEFs) vision is ambitious: to provide access to information, education, equal rights, and self-sustainability for rural Zulu women and girls in KwaZulu-Natal, a province of South Africa; and to become a key force in eliminating extreme poverty, teen pregnancies, and the spread of HIV-Aids.
"...Females are in large numbers in South Africa, They are in practical terms, significant members of each and every household, yet, rural people and women in particular, bear the largest burden of poverty in South Africa." ~ President Mandela, 1995
Unfortunately, this still holds true in 2014.
At ZEEF, we are working to change that — we are working to obtain funding for this unique, women-oriented project.
We anticipate our new website will go live in a couple of months. So please check back.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about our project or the Zulu Education & Empowerment Foundation, please contact our Founder & Executive Director, Pat Walker.
Founder & Executive Director
The Zulu Education & Empowerment Foundation will create supportive, safe, educational skill-based environments for rural Zulu women and girls in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where they can thrive, learn, and develop skills that will enable them to become self-reliant.