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Johannesburg, South Africa
Embracing Diversity
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Results: Final Report
Thanks to the support of the GO Community, we were able to send program funds to Ekurhuleni Pride Organizing Committee (EPOC) to support their efforts to address the harassment of gay and lesbian students in school and provide support to LGBTI youth. In addition, EPOC is coordinating the care of two orphans whose mother, Noxolo Nogwaza a member of EPOC, was tragically murdered as a result of a hate crime. EPOC has already completed their tolerance education program.  As a result of GO funding, EPOC was able to visit local schools and youth centers, meet with community leaders, and members of the police force to raise awareness regarding the current treatment of LGBTI youth and to discuss the need for greater tolerance and acceptance of all members of the community regardless of sexual orientation.  They were able to start to draw on different sectors of the community to join in the fight to stop the victimization and intimidation of LGBTI youth and to work with EPOC to curb these attacks. EPOC has also been overseeing the funds designated to care for the orphans of Noxolo. EPOC is currently working with the children’s grandmother to pay their school fees, buy uniforms, and ensure their basic needs are met.
MEET THE LOCAL HERO behind this project
South Africa_Ntsupe Mohapi
Ntsupe Mohapi
Ntsupe is committed to educating and bringing awareness to the community of LGBTI issues in order to combat the rise of hate crimes, and secure equal rights for the gay youth and adults.

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Funded
$7,884

 

Date of Last Disbursement: 12/12/2011

What We've Accomplished
105 youth participated in tolerace campaign
1 year of full care provided for 2 orphans of a hate crime victim