Chat motivates young women

Dorathy Elisha (middle) and girls from the Batho community who attended the event.

Chat (Change, Hope and Transformation) SA officially launched its pilot project in collaboration with Free State Care in Action on Friday 28 April 2017. Chat SA motivates change, inspires hope and brings about change in the lives of vulnerable women in South Africa. It is an organisation that is working with communities to reach out to this category of young people through intervention programmes, changing their mind-sets and views about life.
The programme was an outreach to underprivileged girls from the Batho community in Bloemfontein in the Free State. The event was attended by leaders from the community, health professionals and faith-based leaders. The project mainly involved putting toilet packs containing necessary toiletries together, which were distributed to the young girls who attended the event.
Chat SA was founded by Dorathy Elisha who has been working with children for many years. She had the privilege to travel to the US to gain more knowledge regarding humanitarian services. This experience opened her eyes and increased her passion for working with underprivileged children.
“We intend to make a difference in the lives of young women by motivating change in one community at a time,” said Elisha.
The programme also focuses on putting a smile on the faces of the girls and helps these girls to feel loved and cared for by providing them with basic needs, leading to empowerment towards a better life. – Jeretha Oosthuizen