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Mothers create safe space for kids in South African gangland

 The Big Issue South Africa 23 July 2019

Seawinds, Lavender Hills. Despite its romantic name, it is one of Cape Town’s roughest areas, notorious for hard drug use, crime and gang-related violence. And, with a 75% unemployment rate, it’s certainly not an easy neighbourhood for children to grow up in. But amidst the hardships is a safe haven for the children of Seawinds, a miniature village made up of shipping containers; the home of Mothers Unite. (1200 Words) - By Gina Ginsberg

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Mothers Unite helps local children with their education by teaching them maths, literacy and computer skills.Photo: Retha Ferguson / The Big Issue South Africa

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Mothers Unite work with kids in a holistic way by looking at their nutrition, education, creativity and…their healing processes.Photo: Retha Ferguson / The Big Issue South Africa

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While Mothers Unite is a community effort led by women, director Gerry Gordon has been a major driving force. Photo: Retha Ferguson / The Big Issue South Africa


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