The Mustadafin Foundation was founded during the Apartheid era in South Africa. It was established to help women and children that were affected by political unrest and violence that erupted in Crossroads.
The foundation has five core functions which is:
- Community development
This year the organization is celebrating its 30th birthday. Speaking to CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson, one of the founders and director of Mustadafin Foundation, Ghairunisa Johnstone says that they are still strongly and motivated by their founding motto "If every man helps his neighbour, then who will need help"?
Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show:
The organisation grew from Crossroads to all over Western Cape and some parts of the Eastern Cape— Ghairunisa Johnstone, Director of Mustadafin Foundation
We feed 15 000 people under our community development … this year we are focusing particularly on children who’ve never been to school.— Ghairunisa Johnstone, Director of Mustadafin Foundation
From the beginning of the year to date, we have seven children who were placed in schools— Ghairunisa Johnstone, Director of Mustadafin Foundation
Education is at the fore front of the organisation— Ghairunisa Johnstone, Director of Mustadafin Foundation