The Sisterhood Club is a community project in South Africa that provides help and support for teenage girls growing up in the townships.
Being a part of the Sisterhood
Growing up in a township is never easy and for teenage girls the change from childhood to adulthood can be even more daunting. Enter the Sisterhood Club, one of a few community projects in South Africa’s informal settlements. Members are part a “supportive family” who gives them moral support and encouragement to cope with the challenges of everyday live in Imizamo Yethu (IY). The Club is made up of girls aged 13 – 18 and focuses on educational discussions about the intense challenges teenage girls face such as teen pregnancy and drug use, naming a few.
How being a Sister helps
The Club meets twice a week for fun activities, to talk about obstacles in their society or just to feel part of a society, making them feel loved and understood during their entry into adulthood. Like every community project in South Africa The Sisterhood Club faces financial obstacles and challenges, but this does not stop them from aspiring to be relevant to the girls and their problems. They aim to one day change the township as a whole and in the interim give the girls a loving and supportive group they can turn to in times of need.
Volunteering in South Africa
The Sisterhood Club initiative is an inspiration as it shows how teenagers are moving forward to make a difference in their own circumstances. Dreams To Reality believes that it is important for people to help those less fortunate and who do not have the resources to start their own club like Sisterhood has. From surfing lessons to educational day care to computer training, Dreams To Reality believe in helping children in informal settlements and encourages people to volunteer in South Africa and make a positive impact on someone’s life.
Find out more about the work we do and how you can volunteer in South Africa here.