This fund supports the people of an informal squatters settlement outside Cape Town South Africa known as Egoli. Visions Made Viable, International Sports Federation, the local Tekiah Foundation and other groups are working to provide a Community Center known as Mountain View Dream Centre.
Funds are being used to lease the land where the Community Center has been built out of shipping contains until we have enough funds to purchase the land requiring ~$135,000 USD. Other teams and funds are supporting building a community center and mini-health clinic on the new property at Egoli. Any donations exceeding this goal will go to help other parts of the project. More information about the overall project can be found at https://www.egolitownshipproject.com/ Also follow on Instagram @mountainviewdreamcentre for updates on the building, food distribution, and the health clinic.
"Brandon" is the boy featured on this Bright Funds Egoli page. He is one of the many children of Egoli that are undernourished and in need of hope. Just getting a random unposed photo brought a genuine smile to Brandon's face that is unforgettable despite his dire circumstances.
A special thanks to Cisco who is positively impacting our communities and people in poverty. South Africa plays an important role in helping Cisco achieve a goal of positively impacting one billion lives by 2025. Anyone can donate here, and Cisco employees can get a matching donation by going to https://cisco.brightfunds.org/funds/community-center-in-egoli
Cisco employees can get more information from Dave Dibert, a Cisco employee who served at the site in July 2018 when he met the people and distributed food and clothing at Egoli, and then again in May 2021 when he served there and met with the landowner to make plans for the future purchase of the land.
Find the site location and photos on Google Maps:
• Egoli: https://goo.gl/maps/p3Wvvj815m3uBSGs6
• Mountain View Dream Centre: https://goo.gl/maps/hS1wZ8dcdLnvrFhh9
Drone Video @ Mountain View Dream Centre: https://youtu.be/kp67AyeCoCY