A peri-urban community of around 52,000 people, including over 10,000 orphans and other vulnerable children, Munsieville is an ideal site for testing new concepts in community development that will create the sustainable, locally owned solutions to the poverty-driven health challenges of children across southern Africa.

Munsieville was chosen as it is one of South Africa’s oldest undeveloped townships and reflects the challenges and tensions of many other settlements where orphans and other vulnerable children die young and are unable to escape the cycle of inter-generational poverty.
Success here gives hope to vulnerable children throughout Africa through:
INCREASED life-expectancy
MEASURABLY improved health
ENHANCED life-long contribution to their community

Munsieville was the childhood home of our patron, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who says: “This is a most impressive project in the township where I spent much of my childhood. I urge you to lend it your support so that together, we can accomplish something remarkable for our children and young people.” Watch this video as he talks about The Thoughtful Path and the aims of the programme.

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