means “For the People”.
Project in the Township Mfuleni
Women for Peace was founded in 1976 as the first multi-cultural organization being independent from government. At that time the situation in South Africa was marked by life-threatening violence. Black and white women looked together for chances to bring peace into the communities. This idea resulted in a project concentrated on conflict management and cultural and educational activities against racism.
The women worked in a small wooden hut, until the Förderverein Khayelitsha built the Nobantu Centre in the township Mfuleni starting in 1998.
The Nobantu Center offers various project for the community. In the morning a health care programme for old ladies as well as a computer programme for unemployed youth take place at the Center.
In the afternoon some 240 pupils take part in a wide-ranging after-school-care programm. In addition to assitance for home work there are various activities run by qualified staff. This includes sports like soccer and cricket.
The Nobantu Center is famous its dance programme and has won many national awards.
The Art & Craft program offers women the opportunity to use their skills to create beautiful items such as jewelry, exhibits, postcards, household items, stationery, etc. With their individual talents and hobbies, they have the opportunity to exchange their experiences and ideas, improve their skills and earn money for themselves and the center through communicative and creative work.
Since the beginning of 2017, Women for Peace has also been running the soup kitchen, which was previously run at the Siseko project. The soup kitchen has long been financed by donors from the Förderverein. 250 hot meals are currently cooked every lunchtime.
The vegetable garden that supplies ingredients for the soup kitchen was initially funded by donors of the Föederverein Khayelitsha. Women for Peace received the “First Female Entrepreneur Western Cape” award from the Minister of Agriculture of the Province of Western Cape in September 2019.
Women for Peace Western Cape Mfuleni
4 Church Street