Metro Kids’ goal is to help children create a better future. Many young people in South Africa are faced daily with a destructive, negative environment. Their home life is often filled with worries of where their next meal will come from; who will look after them when their mother dies (many times due to the AIDS disease so rife in Africa); will it be safe at school, when gangs are recruiting children at young ages and violence happens all too often in the school yard; will they be robbed as they walk home from school… and so the list goes on.
Metro Kids is committed to serving the boys and girls who live in these worlds. Each week a team of staff and volunteers go into some of the most dangerous areas of Cape Town, where they are welcomed warmly by the many people who want the children of their communities to have a better life.
All programmes that Metro Kids operates share the same goal of helping children create a better future.