Girl Pride Africa is a registered NGO that was started in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, in response to the growing need for support for young single mothers.
Many women are left to deal with the burden of child rearing as single parents when partners choose to disengage from their responsibilities. This leaves little chance of setting themselves up for the future as the responsibility of childcare fall solely on theses women. The result of this pressure and with only a small government grant, these women and girls are often forced to leave school or studies in order to look after their child. At Girl Pride Africa we help support these women by assisting with free childcare, holding support groups and working with each mother to reach their potential, to help set themselves up to be able to be financially independent.