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 is now being built until we have enough funds to purchase the land requiring ~$135,000 USD. Other teams and funds are supporting building a self-sustaining training and community center 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 and food distribution.
"Brandon" is the boy featured on this Bright Funds Egoli page. He is one of the many children of Egoli that are undernourished and 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, met the people, photographed "Brandon", and distributed food and clothing at Egoli and he plans to return for another visit.